DOWNEY - The jokes that drew the most laughs on the occasion of Tredway, Lumsdaine & Doyle's 50th anniversary celebration on May 19 were the usual ones about the supposed astronomical fees lawyers charge their clients.Even the respected and prestigious law firm's senior partner, Joe Lumsdaine, went along with the prevailing jovial mood and cracked one. Lumsdaine, the Shanghai-born former seminarian on whose shoulders fell the mantle of leadership when TL&D founder Harold Tredway retired in 1984 (the firm was founded in 1961), then wished that TL&D may continue to flourish for another 50 years - with or without him ("Most likely the latter," the 60-year old trust litigation, trusts and probate law expert quipped). Lumsdaine obtained both his BA (double majors in philosophy and psychology) and Juris Doctor degrees from UC-Berkeley. Praising the hard and wonderful work TL&D's legal team and staff have done through the years, Lumsdaine said he's confident that the firm, which has since opened two other offices in Irvine and Long Beach during his period of stewardship to better service a burgeoning client base, will carry on its winning, much-honored tradition of providing effective, empathetic, and family-oriented service to its clients. TL&D has been honored as Small Business of the Year for two consecutive years by the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, while Lumsdaine himself was cited, in 2009 and 2010, as 'Super Lawyer' by Southern California Lawyers, as well as Lawyer of the Year by the Southern District Bar Association. On the community service front, TL&D's longtime support of the work of Downey-based Arc has also earned recognition. TL&D's full range of services includes: business law/business disputes, corporate/transactional law, employment law, family law, personal injury, mitigation, mediation, estate planning, probate, trust administration, real estate, financial institutions, insurance/self-insured defense, and taxation. Its partners and associates focus their knowledge and legal insight on their particular areas of expertise. The practice areas of managing partner Mark Doyle, for instance, are corporate/transactional law, business law/business disputes, financial institutions, real estate, taxation, estate planning, and trust administration, while those of another managing partner, Matt Kinley, who's also the administrator at the Long Beach office, embrace personal injury as well as business/business disputes, corporate/transactional, financial institutions, litigation and real estate law. Partner Dan Gold specializes in family law, while partner Shannon Jenkins' areas include employment law, business law/ business disputes, litigation, and real estate. The rest of the roster: lawyers Roy Jimenez, Monica Goel, Jennifer Sawday, Rick Quinlivan, Jennifer Sawday, Jennifer Lumsdaine, Pamela Tahim, Brooke Pollard, Ryan Murray, and Geoff Sawyer. The celebratory guests enjoying the good food and open bar on Thursday last week included banking and finance, real estate, and insurance professionals, as well as clients, and their wives. Also present was a sprinkling of other lawyers representing themselves or their firms, and assorted businessmen.
********** Published: May 26, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 6