Law firm marks 50 years of service

DOWNEY - Tredway, Lumsdaine & Doyle, LLP, a law firm representing people and businesses in a full range of legal services, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year."We are proud to be celebrating 50 years of service," said Matt Kinley, managing partner of the firm. "Our service extends to our clients, to the community and to the family that makes up our firm. Our commitment to family is the hallmark of our success." The law firm was established in Downey in 1961 by Harold Tredway, who envisioned the firm could meet the needs of the then growing community of Southeast Los Angeles County while competing with larger law firms. Five decades later, the firm has achieved Tredway's vision, handling matters nationwide for clients around the globe. Tredway retired in 1984 and the current senior partner is Joseph Lumsdaine. Lumsdaine, with more than 30 years experience as a lawyer, emphasizes probate, trusts and trust litigation. Partner Roy Jimenez has been with the firm since 1998. Jimenez is described as a "seasoned litigator in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration and mediation." A third partner, Monica Goel, joined the firm in 1999. She emphasizes trust administration, probate and estate planning. "Our commitment to our clients is what makes us successful," said Lumsdaine, who has served as president of the Southeast County Bar Association. "Years ago we adopted our written Client Commitment which constitutes the core values of our firm." Former partners of Tredway, Lumsdaine & Doyle (TLD) include Judge John Torribio of Los Angeles Superior Court and Robert Brazelton, former mayor of Downey. A number of TLD attorneys have served as leaders in local charitable and service organizations, including Rotary, Soroptimist, Kiwanis, Optimist, the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA, St. Mary's Hospital and Miller's Children's Hospital in Long Beach. The firm has also enjoyed a special relationship with Arc of Southeast Los Angeles County, which offers support to people with developmental disabilities. TLD is a major sponsor of the Arc Walk for Independence, firm representatives have served on the Arc board of directors and the law firm has represented Arc on a pro bono basis. TLD also hired an Arc-trained employee 16 years ago, who assisted with copying, filing and other tasks. Last year, Arc honored TLD with the Arc Walk for Independence Award at its annual installation and awards banquet. The law firm, which has offices in Downey, Long Beach and Irvine, has also been honored by the United States Chamber of Commerce as Small Business of the Year for two straight years. It was also awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. Jennifer Sawday, an attorney with TLD, has served as president of the Women Lawyers of Long Beach. In honor of its 50th anniversary, the law firm will be hosting events in each of its offices throughout the year. Events will be posted online at

********** Published: February 10, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 43