Born in San Rafael, California in 1954, Mr. Lonich grew up in the Santa Clara Valley having moved here with his family in the early sixties. Today, Michael E. Lonich, managing partner of Lonich Patton Erlich Policastri, has nearly thirty years of experience as a litigator. He graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law and now represents a wide range of businesses and individuals in all sorts of legal matters including estate planning, family law, civil and business litigation, probate matters, among other areas. Mr. Lonich is prepared to help clients tailor a comprehensive estate plan that suits their needs and concerns.
Mr. Patton was born in Oakland, California in 1960. A Silicon Valley local, David A. Patton is a certified family law specialist as certified by The State Bar of california Board of Legal Specialization with over 20 years of experience. He graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1987. Today he heads the firm’s family law practice and is exclusively an attorney in that area of expertise. After co-founding Lonich & Patton, LLP in 1994, Mr. Patton developed the firm’s family law practice. Since then, he has become one of Silicon Valley’s top attorneys.
Born in Schenectady, NY in 1971, Mr. Ehrlich grew up in San Jose. He began his career at Pepperdine University School of Law, being placed on the Dean’s Honor List numerous times. He is currently a partner with Lonich Patton Erlich Policastri and a California certified family law specialist, as certified by The State Bar of california Board of Legal Specialization, focusing his practice exclusively on family law issues. Mr. Ehrlich has over 11 years of experience as a civil litigator and trial attorney making him one of Lonich Patton Erlich Policastri’s many top attorneys.
Ms. Policastri joined Lonich & Patton, LLP in November 2003 after completing law school at Santa Clara University, and is the current ranking senior associate. She concentrates her practice in the related areas of estate planning and family law, which provide for a unique specialization and focus on family support and planning. Ms. Policastri’s practice provides her with the expertise to provide clients with the guidance they need.
Ms. Lemon was raised in San Jose and in November 2007 became an associate at Lonich Patton Erlich Policastri, LLP. She supports all major practice areas of the firm, with a special interest in Family Law matters. Ms. Lemon began her relationship with the firm as a second year law clerk in 2005, graduating Santa Clara University School of Law in 2007.
Ms. Mispagel became the newest associate at Lonich & Patton, LLP in November 2008. She is a San Jose native and graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelors of Science in Political Science in 2003. She has found that the combination of her MBA and law degree provides her with a unique perspective that allows her to focus her practice on the three interrelated disciplines of business law, family law and estate planning.