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Thomas Lindon Simpson

Family Attorney at Glendale, CA

3.9   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1974
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Thomas Lindon Simpson
100 W Broadway Ste 1250
Glendale, CA, 91210

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Posted by DM | September 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Simpson and Cawelti are TERRIFIC! They were by my side through all of the typical (and non-typical) divorce challenges and provided constant emotionally support. They are very detail oriented and thorough in all areas. Stephen and Tom are highly regarded in the Family Law community and work with excellent resources (in needed) such as forensic attorneys, mediation experts, etc. Having interviewing other firms, and having started my process with another group, I would hire Simpson Cawelti LLP over ANY OTHER Westside or DTLA firm, anyday.
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Posted by Elizabeth | August 16, 2017
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The "T" Team...... Tyrrell & Tom I appreciate them both very much. The attention to detail was impeccable, always keeping my up to date on the lastest developments in my case. I also valued the understanding and compassion they showed me. In my opinion Simpson/Cawelti LLP is by far the best representation you can hire!
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2016
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Christmas Service Simpson-Style
I cannot say that I “technically” hired Thomas Simpson; however I have two records indicating that he represents me, and he certainly lined his pockets with money in assets that belong to me. He seems to have the ability to “win” a case on personal influence rather than facts and evidence, so that would be a plus for those of you who have none, or poor ones. If you are looking for that creepy, bottom-crawling, ethics-free attorney – this is your guy.
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Posted by Laura | August 21, 2013
Worth every Penny!!!!
Tom Simpson and his office of attorneys and support staff did a great job handing my divorce case. When a contentious issue came up, they were available to calm my fears and talk me through it. Sometimes you have to do a cost-benefit analysis, and sometimes it's not worth fighting every fight. I saved a lot of money focusing on what mattered, instead of smaller issues that made me crazy. It was comforting to know that Tom would give it to me straight and help me make the right choices in moving through my case. I think Tom and his attorneys would be great for any case, small, medium or large. They've got the experience and knowledge to go up against anybody. This really makes the difference when negotiations get tense. They settled my case and helped me move on with my life. I can't thank them enough!
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Posted by Patrice | July 7, 2013
Integrity in Spades
Integrity in Spades!! Integrity is the quality that stands out most for me when I think of my experience with Tom Simpson. Tom and his associates, as well as his support staff, displayed the utmost professionalism and care throughout my divorce. Tom displayed impeccable honesty whether it was in good news or bad news he may have needed to communicate. Tom never overpromised a potential outcome, and always gave me the reality of every possible outcome, both positive and negative. In my particular legal situation, Tom thwarted each and every attempt by opposing counsel for a litany of legal gyrations. Tom prevailed on my behalf in each and every situation. Tom’s demeanor is warm, kind, reassuring, confident, and wise. These attributes became so helpful and welcomed during many of the highly emotional moments during this process. In addition, Tom always kept uppermost in his thoughts the welfare of my daughter. In every conversation and meeting, he first asked about my daughter. Lastly, but certainly not least, Tom was always cognizant of expenses and made great effort to keep them at a minimum. I never felt taken advantage of or felt he took frivolous legal actions for his own financial benefit. This is a unique attribute in the legal world!! I would, without hesitation, recommend Tom to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2021
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Takes the money and runs with it
I was taken to the cleaner and misled by the attorney. His rates are for the rich and famous. He is only in the family business to make monry
Posted by Bill K | January 3, 2012
Highway Robbery
I retained this attorney to represent me in a litigated divorce and custody battle. The divorce went on for 2 years and I incurred astronomical attorney fees due to unnecessary and unauthorized emergency hearings without informing the client. Mr. Simpson did not assist me in settling this matter and was not looking out for the best interests of my family. Furthermore, Mr. Simpson withheld client funds in a trust and would not release them to me to operate my business and provide for my family. The matter only settled when Simpson depleted ALL of my assets and there was nothing left to pay him with. Once the funds were depleted, Simpson told me to take my case in pro per and left me without an attorney. Mr. Simpson double billed without cause and would not negotiate even a slight adjustment to my bill. After promising to personally handle my case, Mr. Simpson turned it over to his associate attorney.
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  • Santa Clara Univ SOL
  • law
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  • Santa Clara Univ
  • undergraduate
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  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (California - South chapter)
  • President-Elect
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Southern California Chapter)
  • Vice President
  • 2006 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist, Family Law (since 1980)
  • California Board of Legal Specializations
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Family Law and Estate Planning Crossover Issues
  • 2010

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Family Attorney | Jun 13
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"I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 05
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Glendale Family Lawyer Thomas Lindon Simpson
Thomas Lindon Simpson
Family Attorney
Glendale, CA
Licensed for 49 years