PHOENIX—Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC is pleased to announce the addition of two associates, Alejandro Barrientos and W. Michael Yohler, expanding the firm to 88 lawyers.
Alejandro is the newest associate in the firm’s Appellate Group. Prior to joining JSH, he served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Maurice Portley and Judge Samuel Thumma of the Arizona Court of Appeals, and Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer of the Arizona Supreme Court. He was also a deputy public defender for the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office. During law school, Alejandro served as the articles editor for the Arizona Summit Law Review. Alejandro earned his J.D. from Arizona Summit Law School, graduating cum laude, and his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wyoming. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Alejandro worked as an assistant engineer and translator for Engineers Without Board in Honduras.
Mike has dedicated most of his 20-year-career to defending insurance carriers in all manner of claims, with a particular emphasis in personal injury matters. An experienced trial attorney, Mike has first-chaired 40 jury trials. He regularly represents clients in arbitrations and mediations, and has experience defending clients against subrogation claims, tort issues, and criminal offenses. He works in the firm’s General Liability and Auto Trial Group. Prior to joining JSH, Mike worked as staff counsel with Farmers Insurance for 10 years. Mike earned his J.D. from University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and his B.A. in Psychology from Arizona State University.
About Jones, Skelton & Hochuli
With more than 85 lawyers, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. (JSH) is the largest and most experienced trial defense law firm in Arizona specializing in insurance and insurance coverage. Our lawyers focus their practice in the defense of corporations, self-insureds, government entities, insurance carriers and medical malpractice carriers.