MEET THE TEAM

A Tradition of Excellence

MICHAEL H. COONS, ESQ.

An experienced litigator, Mr. Coons holds a juris doctor, cum laude, Brigham Young University, where he was a notes editor of the BYU Law Review.  Mr. Coons also holds a bachelor of science in accounting from Brigham Young, which makes him uniquely suited to explain complex financial matters whether in litigation, estate planning, probate or business transactions.  

Mr. Coons has been practicing in California since 1989, and has represented clients in business litigation, personal injury, probate and trust administration matters throughout the state.  He also has a business practice which focuses on the growth and development of entrepreneurial businesses and family wealth transfer strategies, and has co-authored four handbooks on probate, estate planning and estate administration.  

STAFF

The firm also employs a high quality staff of legal secretaries and legal assistants in the areas of probate, estate planning, litigation and personal injury.  They are also experienced in handling the negotiation of property damage claims and preparing insurance forms.

 

FOUNDING MEMBERS

 

JONATHAN E. JOHNSON, ESQ.

(Deceased)

Mr. Johnson practiced in the Golden State for 49 years, starting in 1964.  He earned a juris doctor from George Washington University and an MBA from Cornell.  A member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a certified family law specialist, he was designated a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2004.   Emphasizing estate planning, family law and litigation, he earned an "AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubble" and served as the chairman of the executive committee of the family law section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

LYNN O. POULSON

(Deceased)

Mr. Poulson is a seasoned trial lawyer with trial experience in matters ranging from personal injury and wrongful death claims to complex real estate and business disputes and government claims.  He earned an "AV Preeminent" rating by Martindale-Hubble.  In addition to his law practice, Mr. Poulson was a founding director of a national bank, and served as a Judge Pro Tem of the Los Angeles Superior Court.  He holds a Juris Doctor and an MBA from Columbia, and a B.S. in economics from Brigham Young University.

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