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Matthew L. Johnson
Director of Litigation
Matthew L. Johnson
Mr. Johnson is an "AV" rated attorney by Martindale Hubell, the highest possible rating in the legal field. Mr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Weber State University in 1991, a Master of Arts degree in Languages and Literature with an emphasis in Spanish from the University of Utah in 1993, and a Juris Doctorate degree (cum laude) from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1996, graduating in the top 10% of his class.
During law school Mr. Johnson served on the Scholastic Review Board, a board that was responsible for determining whether students were able to appeal grades that they disputed.
While serving on the Board, he received the Earl Dayton Award for Excellence and Dedicated Service. He also served as a member of the Moot Court Board, and as an Assistant Editor on the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review in 1995-96.
Mr. Johnson received American Jurisprudence/Book Awards for the highest grades in his class in Bankruptcy, Moot Court, Professional Responsibility, Research and Writing, Scholarly Writing, and Torts.
Following law school, Mr. Johnson began practicing law in the areas of insurance defense, insurance law, personal injury, construction defects, bankruptcy, and business and commercial litigation with the law firm of Vannah Costello Canepa Wiese & Riedy. Mr. Johnson was a partner for several years at the law firm of Hutchison & Steffen, where he served as one of the firm’s primary business litigation attorneys and was the head of the firm’s bankruptcy and insolvency practice. Mr. Johnson later became a named partner in the law firm of Lavelle & Johnson, P.C., before forming the law firm of Matthew L. Johnson & Associates, P.C, which later became Johnson & Gubler, P.C..
David A. Francis
Director of Claims
David A. Francis
David Francis was born in Salt Lake City and raised in Teton, Idaho prior to graduating from Brigham Young University and California Western School of Law with honors. David's interest and passion for personal injury law began when he was sixteen years old. It was then that his sister, Suzie, was killed in Idaho in a motor vehicle accident as a fault free passenger. David watched the insurance company attempt to place a value of $32,000 on his sister's life, despite there being a $1,000,000 policy available for the claim. David learned early on that even though an insurance company says they will take care of you, they don't always do that. David has used this and other experiences with him to assist in the best possible outcome for a claim.
In his spare time, David loves to create memories with his family by exploring the Wasatch Mountain Range through hiking, backpacking and skiing. David is an avid cyclist and was a member of the US Cycling Team for three years. During his time on the team David lived in France, Mexico and raced internationally. His teammates included Lance Armstrong, Jonathan Vaughters and George Hincapie, among others.
As a case manager Alejandro's goal is to help clients be comfortable through the case process and to answer questions that clients may have. He is efficient in communication as well as taking care of issues in a timely manner. He helps clients understand the process that will be taken, to ensure they receive the best outcome possible. With years of customer service experience, Alejandro is here to help. Outside of the office, Alejandro likes to mountain bike, go to the gym, watch and play sports.
Maya manages our Intake Department. She enjoys being able to help our potential clients by talking to them about their case and guiding them through the intake process. When Maya isn't working she loves to explore new places, travel, take pictures, play piano and do makeup.
Matias is one of our claims managers here at LifeLife. Matias works with a team of paralegals/case managers to help them with their cases and ensure each client is taken care of. Matias also has a caseload and helps clients through the process by providing them with information regarding their case through weekly communication. He assists clients with the treatment process to ensure each client has the necessary treatment and documentation to provide them with the best outcome possible. Matias enjoys communicating with clients and answering questions they may have regarding personal injury and their case. His favorite thing about working at LifeLaw is seeing clients heal from their injuries and walk away satisfied with the compensation they received. Matias is bilingual and learned Spanish growing up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Outside of work Matias enjoys playing sports such as soccer and basketball.
Senior Case Manager
Michelle is a senior case manager with LifeLaw, bringing past work experience as a victim’s rights advocate and special needs educator to the firm. Michelle finds purpose in helping others get through recovery and reestablish normalcy. She is passionate about helping those afflicted and injured, and looks forward to putting your family first until your case is settled.
Michelle earned her Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Spanish from the University of Oregon, while volunteering with various food pantry and mentorship programs in Eugene. Michelle is bilingual in Spanish, coming from a Mexican family. She knows the importance of family, food, and enjoying the outdoors rain or shine.
Rosario is LifeLaw's property damage and intake specialist. Rosario comes to us with a Private Investigator License as well as a Property and Casualty License, and is here to assist the intake team in collecting evidence, insurance limits and establishing representation for the clients. Rosario also assists clients with any struggles they may experience with their property damage claim. She is someone our clients can reach out to directly for assistance, to help ensure their property damage claim is being processed fairly and quickly. Rosario has associates degrees in Administrative Office, Accounting Clerk and Legal Office, and is a Certified Spanish and English Translator/Interpreter from the Idaho Supreme Court.
In her free time Rosario likes to spend time with her granddaughter and dance Zumba.
Coleby graduated summa cum laude from the University of Utah in 2020. As a case manager for our firm, his highest priority is the client. He is patient, kind, understanding, and will do everything possible in order to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Office Support Specialist
Ben is our office support specialist, handling all of the work that needs to be done that would take up the other employees' time. Whether it's getting signatures or sending out mail, he takes care of what needs to be done. In his free time Ben enjoys watching movies, listening to music and taking long drives.
Stephanie Tule is a litigation paralegal at LifeLaw, where she manages personal injury cases from start to finish. Under attorney supervision, Stephanie assists many aspects of representation, including working directly with clients, ordering and organizing medical bills and records, preparing and filing court documents, discovery, scheduling depositions, hearings, mediations, trials and guiding clients through the legal process. Stephanie is also a licensed accident investigator which adds value to our clients' cases. Outside of the office, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family in nice weather. She also takes special interest in real estate, trying new restaurants and traveling.
Stephany has a passion for helping people after car accidents, especially non-English speakers. She enjoys guiding them through medical treatment and assisting with any questions or concerns they may have. Watching their progress until the end of their journey is extremely rewarding for her. Stephany is coming from a 7 year background working for a personal injury funding company and surgical center. She was the head of the case managers and point of contact for resolving immediate issues, held the highest case count and largest accounts.
Stephany enjoys doing instructing yoga classes on her free time and spending time with her husband and step son.
Roy is one of our claims managers here at LifeLaw. Roy oversees a team of paralegals/case managers to help them with their clients and to provide insight on how to improve or guide them in their cases. He helps address client's needs and handles his own case load as well. He focuses on the client's interest in the case and strives to keep them involved in their cases. Roy guides clients through a treatment process and helps them build a case and then obtain rightful compensation for the injuries they sustained. This is done through weekly communication, interaction with the insurance companies, obtaining medical records and bills, and setting meetings with the attorneys and clients.
Claims Support Specialist
Caden is our claims support specialist. He gathers important information that can help alleviate the duties of our case managers, whether that is gathering medical records, billing records, or any tasks that could benefit the efficiency of our cases. Caden is currently studying accounting at the Ensign Business College. In his free time, Caden loves to listen to music as well as playing the guitar and video games. At the age of 16, Caden was a semi-professional esports player who would attend tournaments at the Luxor Hotel Esports Arena in Las Vegas. Whether it be work, video games, or anything else, Caden always puts in his all.
Cynthia Esocbar is the friendly face you see as soon as you walk in. She’s the kind voice you hear over the phone, there to assist you. In her free time, Cynthia likes to sing and go camping.
Maury Reynoso is the executive assistant at LifeLaw. She dedicates her life to serving others and enjoys serving LifeLaw to ensure exceptional organization and smooth running of the firm. Maury graduated from Idaho State University in 2014 with a degree in Criminal Justice. Maury worked in the criminal justice field for many years after graduating. About a year ago, she transitioned her career from criminal justice to personal injury, with hopes of continuing to serve and help people during sudden, unexpected difficult times in their lives.
Maury and her husband Emilio, along with their 14 year old son Lorenzo, spend most of their free time serving in church. Lorenzo really enjoys playing the bass in their church praise group. The three love studying God’s word together and sharing truth, in hopes of inspiring others to grow in their faith.
Senior Case Manager
Vaninna Ortiz-Mori is a senior case manager at Lifelaw. Vaninna likes that her position allows her to help individuals oversee their physical well-being. Vaninna also likes that she can support clients and guide them to achieve the best outcome possible after such traumatic experiences. Vaninna has a bachelor's in Criminal Justice from Weber State University and will start her Master's in January. Outside of work Vaninna likes playing beach volleyball and doing outdoor activities.
Jose Perez is a litigation paralegal at LifeLaw, where he manages personal injury cases from start to finish. Under attorney supervision, Jose assists with many aspects of representation, including working directly with clients, ordering and organizing medical bills and records, preparing and filing court documents, discovery, scheduling depositions, hearings, mediations, trials and guiding clients through the legal process. Jose is responsible for accumulating additional medical records and other necessary documentation, to finalize the personal injury file in the best interest of our clients. This phase of the personal injury claim may include pre-suit mediation, discovery requests and recorded statements under oath, when necessary. Jose also educates clients about their different injuries and treatment options.
Jose is fluent in Spanish, bringing an added benefit to our Hispanic clients. He has worked with reputable law firms, so has great experience in personal injury and customer service. You can expect 100% transparency, no horror stories or nasty surprises when working with him. Jose is a sports-lover. In his free time, he loves to stay active by attending Salt Lake City CrossFit. He also enjoys the outdoors hiking, camping, etc.
Director of Marketing
Christian "Chris" Curiel is responsible for all marketing of our company. He manages all marketing campaigns and marketing strategies to reach new customers.
Brooke Francis is our office administrator. She came to us after a 17 year career in the sales and marketing industry. She is highly organized and passionate about processes and procedures. When Brooke is not in the office you can find her on the trails with her husband, backpacking, riding bikes or looking for epic powder to ski down. She is the proud owner of a yellow lab named Reno, a step mom to 4 incredible young men and loves living along the Wasatch range in Salt Lake City. Brooke graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington with a degree in Chemistry and Exercise Science.
Joslyn oversees the financial administrative functions of LifeLaw’s operations. Her main responsibilities and job duties include handling accounts payable, maintaining and managing financial records and ensuring all accounting allocations are appropriately made and documented. She loves the accounting field and her role in helping get the clients the settlements they deserve.
Joslyn is a graduate of College of Southern Nevada, where she received an AAS degree in Accounting. She brings with her over 11 years of administrative and accounting experience working in the legal industry. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.