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Michael E. Lonich

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Jose, CA

Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri, PC
1871 The Alameda, Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 408-852-0466
Fax: 408-553-0807
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Family Law, Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, Business/Corporate
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael E. Lonich is managing partner of Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri law firm in San Jose, California. Nationally recognized as among the preeminent lawyers in the country, Mr. Lonich has nearly 40 years of experience, and he provides exceptional counsel and support to clients across his region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Divorce

·       Child custody and support

·       Alimony and spousal support

·       Complex property division and asset valuations

·       Domestic violence

·       Other family law and domestic relations issues

As an attorney, Mr. Lonich has extensive trial experience as well as considerable experience with mediation, collaborative law and other alternative dispute resolution techniques. As such, he is able to determine the best course of action to take with his clients to fit their particular circumstances. He maintains an unwavering commitment at protecting their rights and interests while helping them achieve their goals and the favorable outcomes they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Mr. Lonich has gained a reputation for delivering the highly personalized and individual counsel his clients need to make the best-informed decisions as well as his ability to devise comprehensive and effective strategies and solutions to achieve the positive results they expect and deserve. Honored for his success, he is AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell and has many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received a Superb, 10 out of 10 rating on Avvo.

A 1977 graduate of the University of San Francisco, Mr. Lonich obtained his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1981, and The State Bar of California admitted him to practice that same year. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and he is an active member of The State Bar of California and the Santa Clara County Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Family Law
  • 20%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Will Contests, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Limited Liability Companies, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Business Organizations


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Michael E. Lonich

First Admitted: 1982, California

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Ninth Circuity U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Southern Districts of California
  • Federal District Court for the Northern, Central
  • Trust and Estate Section, California Bar, 2010
  • Better Business Bureau, 2002
  • Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, 1986
  • Am Slav, 1988
  • Saratoga Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • State Bar of California, 1982
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada, 1987
  • Board of Fellows, University of Santa Clara, 2011


  • , Perfect 10 stars on Avvo
  • , Best Probate Attorney of 2020
  • , Super Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Av Rated Attorney, 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Av Rated Attorney, 2011
  • Consumer Advocate of the Year, San Francisco District Attorneys Consumer Fraud Unit, 1977
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated Attorney, 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Av Rated Attorney, 2007
  • Partner in Gold, Santa Clara University-Board of Fellows, 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Av Rated Attorney, 2003

Educational Background

  • University of San Francisco, Bachelor of Arts Majors: History, Sociology, 1977
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Office Location for Michael E. Lonich

1871 The Alameda
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126

Phone: 408-852-0466

Fax: 408-553-0807

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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