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Our Attorneys



Marlon Young, Partner

Mr. Young’s practice primarily involves representing individuals and business entities in their daily business needs.

He handles business structuring, real estate matters, estate planning, probate, and litigation.

With strong ties to the community, Marlon has lived in Santa Rosa since 1983 and is involved in Leadership Santa Rosa, Pacific Coast Air Museum, PCAM Flight Foundation and the Santa Rosa Aviation Commission.

Marlon is currently the chairman of the Aviation Commission and has assisted the airport in implementing their Aviation Element of Sonoma County’s General Plan, the extension of the runway and safety zones, took the lead on updating the airports Minimum Standards and is now working on the terminals expansion plans.

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Michael J. Fish, Partner

Michael, a graduate of University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, has been practicing in Marin and Sonoma Counties for over 30 years.

Michael has earned an outstanding reputation as an attorney experienced in his litigation and transactional practice.

He has counseled clients on matters as diverse as family law (divorce, child custody & support); real estate development; business entity formation, operation and termination; acquisitions and sales of businesses; attorney-client fee disputes; FINRA arbitrations and estate planning.

He currently serves on the Sonoma County Bar Association’s Family Education Committee and as the Chairman of the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee.

He also has served on the State Bar of California Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee and currently serves on the Santa Rosa Airline Attraction Committee.

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Michael Merrill, Partner


Michael Merrill is retired.



Ross Jones, Partner

Ross represents business entities and individuals in a wide variety of matters, including employment, intellectual property, business transactions, and complex litigation.

Ross has been practicing law since 1985 and joined the firm in 1990.

Ross’ outside interests include music technology, serving as senior editor of a home theater publication and playing bass in several local ensembles.

Ross has a deep commitment to the local community, having served on multiple non-profit boards, and as former Chair of the Sonoma County Bar Association Intellectual Property Section and Windsor’s Parks and Recreation Commission.

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William Arnone, Partner

Bill started his career with a boutique high tech law firm in Palo Alto, California.

There he sharpened his litigation skills representing leading technology firms in intellectual property disputes.

In 1987, Bill and his wife, Deneene, saw the greener grass of Sonoma County, and decided it was the perfect place to raise a family.

Since then, he has broadened his practice areas to include business counseling and the representation of public entities.

Bill and his wife still enjoy hiking the byways of Sonoma County and beyond.

Racquetball and Bocce Ball are also among Bill’s favorite pastimes.

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Johanna Kleppe

Johanna B. Kleppe, Of Counsel

Johanna has been certified as a Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

A Public Interest Scholar and graduate of Golden Gate University School of Law, Johanna also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco’s McLaren School of Business and a B.A. from Pomona College.

Prior to entering law, Johanna was Vice-President at CMP Media in San Francisco, California, where she managed a multi-million media portfolio.

Throughout law school and after, Johanna volunteered at the Family & Children’s Law Center in Marin County, California. She is currently a board member for the Center.

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