Robert P. Fores

Michael J. Macko

Anthony D. Johnston

Kaitlin E. Showerman

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Education
McGeorge School of Law,
University of the Pacific, J.D., 1985
University of California,
Berkeley, A.B., 1980

Robert P. Fores Principal

Mr. Fores has practiced law for over 30 years, has extensive trial and litigation experience and has a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating. He has long been involved in various community service organizations and projects.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Trial and Litigation Services
  • Commercial, Corporate, and Business
  • Agriculture
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Injury

Personal Interests and Community Involvement

Mr. Fores currently serves on the executive committee for the Gallo Center for the Arts and is a member of the Rotary Club for Modesto Sunrise. In addition, he is the founder and event coordinator of Ride for Mom®. He is a past president of the Stanislaus County Bar Association, has served as a judge Pro Tem, and has served on the Stanislaus County Arbitration and Mediation Panel. He is a past member of the executive committee of the Wray R. Ladine Inn of Court, and is a past chairman of the board of directors for the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.

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Education
Whittier College, J.D., 1985
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1981

Michael J. Macko Principal

Mr. Macko has been practicing law since being admitted to the California Bar in 1986. His hands-on approach to each situation has benefited his ongoing practice as a trial attorney.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Trial and Litigation Services
  • Commercial, Corporate, and Business
  • Agriculture
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Injury and Torts

Background

He has over 30 years of experience as a trial attorney. With new matters, potential resolutions are explored. If easy resolution is not possible, Mr. Macko will proceed to trial. Attention to detail has helped to develop a specialized strategy for each client to work efficiently toward a resolution or trial.

In addition to his long career as a trial attorney, he has served on the Arbitration and Mediation Panel of the Stanislaus County Superior Court.

Personal Interests and Community Involvement

He is an active participant in the community as a Rotary member and mock trial coach for a local high school. As a coach, he helps develop the skills of high school students competing on mock trial teams. Mr. Macko also enjoys training and participating in triathlons, traveling, and woodworking.

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Education
Humphreys College Laurence Drivon School of Law, J.D. (salutatorian), 2006
California State University, Stanislaus, M.B.A., 2000
University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., 1997

Anthony D. Johnston Principal

Mr. Johnston maintains complementary litigation and transactional practices.

He handles a variety of disputed matters, including business litigation, contract litigation, estate litigation, and trust litigation.

Mr. Johnston regularly represents trustees and creditors in bankruptcy cases. He also maintains a busy real estate practice, representing real estate brokerage firms, property managers, foreclosure companies, and investors in a variety of real estate matters. In addition, he provides estate planning, trust administration, and probate services to individuals and professional fiduciaries.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Trial and Litigation Services
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate
  • Bankruptcy (Creditors and Trustees)
  • Commercial, Corporate, and Business
  • Agriculture

Teaching Experience

  • Humphreys College Laurence Drivon School of Law – Stockton, California. Adjunct professor of contract law, 2007 – present
  • Humphreys College – Modesto, California. Assistant professor of business management, 2002-2006

Personal Interests and Community Involvement

Mr. Johnston was born in 1971 in Modesto, California, where he now resides with his wife and two children. When he is away from the office, he enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding, hiking, reading, and coaching little league baseball.

In addition to teaching, he regularly gives lectures on business matters to the Alliance Small Business Development Center in Modesto. Mr. Johnston has served on various boards of directors for local non-profit organizations.

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Education
Oak Brook College of Law, J.D., 2011

Kaitlin E. Showerman Associate

Ms. Showerman has gained experience in litigation, personal injury, bankruptcy, real estate, and probate matters since being sworn in as an attorney in 2013.  Her first experience in the courtroom occurred while she was a law student–she became certified under the Practical Training of Law Students Program (PTLS) through the State Bar of California.

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy (Creditors and Trustees)
  • Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Injury and Torts
  • Civil and Trial Litigation

Personal Interests and Community Involvement

She competed in speech and debate on a national level throughout high school.  She has also served as a speech coach for local high school students and participates as a judge for local speech and debate events.  Ms. Showerman served as the Oak Brook Alumni Association Student Liaison from 2009-2011, helping to facilitate mentorship between practicing attorneys and law students.

 

The Fores Macko Team