Jim Simpson – Partner
Jim Simpson is a former DUI prosecutor and is now diligently representing the clients of Thompson and Volquardsen as a partner in the firm. Jim attended California Lutheran University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science. Jim then went on to earn his law degree from Quinnipiac College School of Law in 1997. Since that time, Jim has gained extensive and valuable legal experience particularly in the area of Criminal Law.
This experience includes five years as a Deputy County Attorney with the Maricopa County Attorneys Office, one year as an insurance defense attorney for a major insurance company, one year as a criminal defense attorney, and two years as an Assistant Attorney General with the Arizona Attorney Generals Office. Jim’s five years with the Maricopa County Attorneys Office were served predominately in the Major Crimes Bureau split between the GangRepetitive Offender Program Bureau and the Sex Crimes Bureau. During this time, Jim prosecuted thousands of cases which included conducting an extremely large number of jury trials in cases ranging from DUI and simple drug possession, to serious, high profile sex crime and violent, gang related cases. As a result of this work and the results obtained, Jim received numerous recognition awards for his handling of those cases.
Finally, while serving two years as an Assistant Attorney General with the Arizona Attorney Generals Office in the Drug Conspiracy Unit, Jim prosecuted hundreds of cases ranging from methamphetamine possession, sales, and labs to large multi- defendant drug trafficking rings and wire tap cases. Jim is originally from San Diego, California, but has now lived in Arizona for approximately 10 years. Jim enjoys all sports, golf, and fishing trips to the White Mountains.
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