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Thomas L. Simpson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Glendale, CA

Feinberg, Mindel, Brandt & Klein, LLP
100 West Broadway, Suite 1250
Glendale, CA 91210
Phone: 818-500-0511
Fax: 818-500-7215
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2007, 2011 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1974
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Thomas L. Simpson is a partner with Feinberg, Mindel, Brandt & Klein, LLP, law firm in Los Angeles, California. A nationally ranked lawyer with more than 47 years of total legal experience, Mr. Simpson provides unmatched representation to clients throughout his area who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Family law

·       Divorce

·       Child custody and support

·       Complex property division

·       Other domestic relations and family law issues

As an attorney, Mr. Simpson has gained a reputation for his compassion and integrity when dealing with his clients, along with his steadfast commitment to helping them achieve their goals, and the favorable outcomes they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. To that end, he prefers to use mediation and collaborative law to help his clients resolve their conflicts without the need for stressful and expensive litigation.

A graduate of The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization's inaugural class of 1980, Mr. Simpson holds his board certification in family law. He has also published many articles and conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars on a variety of legal topics, and he has served on various committees of legal organizations throughout his region.

Honored for his remarkable professionalism and service, Mr. Simpson has earned an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and Pasadena Magazine named him on their list of top attorneys each year from 2010 to 2017. He has also received many other accolades and endorsements from his peers, as well as numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

Mr. Simpson received his undergraduate degree and master's degree from Santa Clara University and his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law. He has been in practice since 1974, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Simpson has achieved the status of Fellow with the International Academy of Family Lawyers and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, where he has also served as president of the organization's Southern California Chapter. He is also an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and The State Bar of California, among his other professional affiliations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Selections

16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2007, 2011 - 2022

About Thomas L. Simpson

First Admitted: 1974, California

Professional Webpage: https://fmbklaw.com/attorneys/thomas-simpson/

Honors/Awards

  • Pasadena Magazine, “Top Attorneys,” 2010 – 2017
  • Southern California “Super Lawyer,” 2005 – 2018
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1993
  • Southern California's Best Family Law Attorneys
  • Elected to the Chancery Club of Los Angeles, 2012
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, 1974
  • Vice President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Chapter, 2006 - 2008
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • California State Bar Independent Inquiry and Review Panel for Certified Family Law Specialists, 1986
  • Appointed to the California State Bar’s 2016 – 2018 Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE) Commission, February 1, 2016 – 2018
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association
  • California Bar Association
  • President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Chapter, 2011 - 2012
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • President, Glendale Bar Association, 1986 - 1987
  • Member, Pasadena Bar Association
  • Pasadena Bar Association
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, California State Bar Family Law Section
  • Executive Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1981
  • Member, Glendale Bar Association
  • State Bar of California, 1974
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization, 1980 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem, Family Law Departments, 1980 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court Family Law Mediation Panel, Los Angeles County, North East District (Pasadena)
  • Advisory Board Member, Glendale Healthy Kids, 2014 – present
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court Family Law Mediation Panel, Los Angeles County, North Central District (Glendale/Burbank)
  • Board Member, Glendale Foundation for the Retarded, 2012 – 2014
  • Oakmont Country Club, Glendale, CA, Membership Chair, 2008 – 2014
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court Family Law Mediation Panel, Los Angeles County, Central District (Los Angeles)
  • United States Jaycees
  • Oakmont Country Club, Glendale, CA, Regular Member 1996 – present

Educational Background

  • Santa Clara University, B.A., 1969
  • Santa Clara University, Graduate School of Business, 1970

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • United States Army Reserve, Adjutant Generals Corps, Honorable Discharge with rank of  Captain, 1978

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker and Panelist, Los Angeles County Bar Family Law Trial Institute, Los Angeles County Bar, 2007
  • Speaker, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2010
  • Speaker and Panelist, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2009
  • Speaker and Panelist, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Attorney Fees, 2013
  • Speaker and Panelist, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Family Law Trial Basics Seminar, 2015
  • Co-author, “Finby – Employee Goodwill & Other Issues”, Journal of the California Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Summer 2016
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Office Location for Thomas L. Simpson

100 West Broadway
Suite 1250
Glendale, CA 91210

Phone: 818-500-0511

Fax: 818-500-7215

Last Updated: 8/20/2021

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