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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. He has practiced personal injury law for over twelve years. David's interest and passion for personal injury law began when he was sixteen years old when his older sister, Suzie, was killed 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 taken this and other experiences with him as he has zealously represented thousands of personal injury claims.
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 and raced internationally. His teammates included Lance Armstrong, Jonathan Vaughters and George Hincapie among others.
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.
Senior Case Manager
Luz Romero is a case manager at LifeLaw. Luz is a loving wife and mother of three. She enjoys music, spending time with her family, and exploring the outdoors.
Teddy Hansen is the claims manager at LifeLaw. Her biggest focus of this profession is to make sure that our clients are getting the attention that they need. Teddy does that by managing a team of paralegals that directly handle each client's case. Teddy assists each case manager with handling the client’s case in such a way that humanizes the bodily injury process to the insurance company in order to provide the best compensation to the client.
Teddy has a Bachelor’s degree from BYU-Hawaii with a double major in Political Science and International Cultural Studies and experience in peacebuilding and mediation. She enjoys learning new skills and likes to stay active doing things such as scuba diving, boxing, and archery. One of her favorite political philosophies is Plato's Cave.
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.
Vaninna Ortiz-Mori is a 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 case manager at LifeLaw, where he manages personal injury cases from start to finish. Jose works directly with the attorneys of LifeLaw, assisting them and our clients through the settlement process of their injury cases.
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 bilingual in Spanish, speaking, reading, and writing, bringing an added benefit to our Hispanic clients.
Jose has worked with reputable law firms, including Siegfried & Jensen, and Wilde Law. Jose helps injured clients seeking help for their personal injury case. You can expect 100% transparency, no horror stories or nasty surprises when working with Jose.
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.
Christian Curiel is part of our Intake Department. He takes pleasure in assisting our potential clients by listening to them and guiding them through the intake process. Outside of the office Christian enjoys a good road trip with family and friends. He enjoys watching sports, hiking and competing in baseball games on the weekends. Christian is an integral member of our team here at LifeLaw and is looking forward to meeting with you and your personal Injury needs.
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.
As intake specialist, Alex's intent is to create and maintain well established relationships with clients. 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 listen and help throughout the entire intake process. Outside of the office, Alejandro likes to mountain bike, go to the gym, watch and play sports.
As an intake specialist, Maya enjoys talking with potential clients about their case and options available, as well as walking them through their intake process. When Maya isn't working she loves to explore new places, travel, take pictures, play piano and do makeup.
Trevor Naylor is a case manager at LifeLaw. Trevor likes working at LifeLaw because he gets to work with clients in building cases, assisting them through the treatment process and seeking fair compensation. Trevor has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Utah Valley University. He also has a background in Medicaid and disability eligibility. Outside of work Trevor likes to spend time with his family and friends, watch sports and enjoy several outdoor activities including golfing, shooting, skiing, hiking and four-wheeling.
Matias helps assist 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.
As office marketer, Stephanie Tule coordinates all of our new client consultations and sign-ups. She builds relationships with others in the personal injury community that help our clients receive the medical treatment they need. Outside of the office, Stephanie enjoys spending time with family and barbecuing in nice weather. She also takes special interest in trying new restaurants, camping, and Netflix binging.
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.
Senior Case Manager
Genesis Chavez is a senior case manager at LifeLaw. Genesis likes working as a case manager because she has an opportunity to help individuals throughout their recovery process after an accident and receive fair compensation. Genesis also enjoys assisting her team members and watching them succeed. Genesis studied Political Science and received a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University-Hawaii. She is a very adventurous person and enjoys doing things outdoors, such as hiking, paddle boarding, and watching sunsets.