Meet Our Attorneys

Brooke Felker-Johnston

Address: 7440 N. Oracle Road, Bldg. 2
Tucson, Arizona 85704
Phone: 520-742-0440
Email: befelker@slfpc.com

Practice Areas
Brooke Felker-Johnston has been with Leonard & Felker, P.L.C.  since she started practicing law in 2003, but prior to that she worked for the Firm as a law clerk. Brooke enjoys helping her clients in real estate, business law and especially estate planning and administration.  She loves meeting her clients and developing a relationship to identify and satisfy each client’s specific needs. Brooke’s practice has allowed her to serve not only the current needs of her clients, but also to address her client’s future desires as related to families, loved ones, business partners, charities and so on in regards to the client’s incapacity, special needs, and death. In fact, Brooke has had the honor of providing legal services to families spanning several generations which is a testament to the trust they have in her and the level of personal service that she provides.

  • Trust, Estate & Probate Administration
  • Estate Planning (Trusts, Wills & Powers of Attorney)
  • Real Estate
  • Business Law

Education & Memberships

Brooke received her B.A. degree (Magna Cum Laude) in 2000 from the University of Arizona in political since with a pre-law focus and her J.D. degree (Cum Laude) in 2003 from the University of Arizona Law School. Brooke was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 2003 and is a member of the following State Bar Sections: Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Planning, Probate and Trust, and Real Property.  She is a member of the Pima County Bar Association.  Brooke is admitted to practice in both the State and Federal Courts of Arizona.   

 

Brooke is a Martindale-Hubble Client Champion attorney.  

 

Personal
Brooke was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She is married to her highschool sweetheart, Alex Johnston, owner of Epic Productions, LLC.  They have two young children and a Golden Labrador, Maya, whom they all adore.  Brooke enjoys volunteering for various charitable organizations close to her heart.  She loves spending time with her family doing pretty much anything, but, especially traveling together.

Sidney Lex Felker

Address: 7440 N. Oracle Road, Bldg. 2
Tucson, Arizona 85704
Phone: 520-742-0440
Email: slfelker@slfpc.com

Practice Areas
Sidney Lex Felker is a founding Partner of Leonard & Felker, P.L.C.  Sidney assists his clients with matters regarding wealth management and asset preservation, including formation of business entities designed for efficient ownership by family members including limited liability companies (LLCs), corporations and partnerships. His practice deals with planning for Federal Income Tax and Estate and Gift Tax, such as designing various types of trusts for tax efficiency and private foundations to facilitate a client’s charitable goals. Included in his clientele is a number of families and businesses for whom he has provided legal services since beginning his law practice in 1968, and which now include the third generation of family members.

  • Wealth Management & Asset Preservation
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Estate Planning (Trusts, Wills & Powers of Attorney)
  • Trust, Estate & Probate Administration
  • Business & Corporate Law

Education & Memberships
Sidney received his B.A. degree in 1966 from the University of Arizona, with a major in accounting, and his J.D. degree in 1968 from the University of Arizona School of Law. Sidney was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1968 and is member of the following State Bar Sections: Elder Law, Probate and Trust, Real Property, and Tax.   He is a member of the Pima County Bar Association.  Sidney is admitted to practice in both the State and Federal Courts of Arizona.

 

Sidney is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated attorney.

 

Personal
Sidney was born on a small farm near the historic civil war town of Corinth, Mississippi. His family moved to Tucson in 1954 where he attended local schools, elementary through his graduation from the University of Arizona School of Law.  Sidney and Dianne, an Ohio girl, have four children all raised in Tucson, and eight grandchildren. Sidney enjoys spending time with his wife, especially traveling together, he also enjoys time with his grandchildren, especially if it involves history, visiting museums, watching National Geographic programs – basically anything educational!

David J. Leonard

Address: 161 S. Orange Drive
Los Angeles, California 90036
Phone: 310-205-4820
Email: davidleonardlaw@gmail.com

Practice Areas
David J. Leonard is a founding Partner of Leonard & Felker, P.L.C. David helps clients in complex real estate and business transactions and the litigation of  real estate, insurance, legal malpractice, and complex commercial matters.  Further, David enjoys serving as a mediator, arbitrator or as an expert witness for legal malpractice, insurance and real estate matters.

  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Litigation Consulting & Expert Witness

Education & Memberships
David received his B.A. degree (Magna Cum Laude) in 1962 from the University of Arizona and his J.D. degree (Magna Cum Laude) in 1964 from the University of Arizona Law School.   David was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1964 and is a member of the following State Bar Sections:  Legal Malpractice, Litigation, and Real Property.  David was also admitted to the State Bar of California in 1964.  He is a member of the Pima County Bar Association. David is admitted to practice at the U.S. Supreme Court and both the State and Federal Courts of Arizona and California.

 

David is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated attorney.

 

Personal
David was raised in New York City and moved to Tucson in 1958 to attend the University of Arizona.  He and his wife, Judith, have lived in Tucson, Washington, D.C., London and California.  They have three children and eighteen grandchildren in the U.S. and Israel.  David enjoys traveling, celebrating festive meals and joyous occasions with family and friends, walking with his wife, learning Torah and history and listening to music.

Donna M. Aversa

Address: 7440 N. Oracle Road, Bldg. 2
Tucson, Arizona 85704
Phone: 520-742-0440
Email: dmaversa@slfpc.com

Practice Areas
Donna M. Aversa has been with Leonard & Felker, P.L.C. since she started practicing law in 1987. Donna’s passion is helping her business and government clients with a variety of employee related issues. She works with fire districts across Arizona in addition to Civil Service/Merit Commissions and Local Pension Boards. When necessary, she represents her clients at administrative hearings, Superior Court, and the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Donna enjoys working with her clients to solve problems, avoid unnecessary conflicts and risks, and resolve disputes.  In fact, some of her clients she has been assisting for over two decades.

In addition to sending her to meetings and to Court, her fire service clients have sent her into a live burn simulator, put her on a 100 foot platform and sent her to firework shooter school. Thankfully she still has all her fingers.

Donna is a regular presenter at the annual Arizona Fire District Association Conference and the Annual Pinal County Special Districts Meeting, and has presented at the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Fire Rescue International conferences. Her presentations regularly address employment issues, ethics and fiduciary duties, and open meeting laws.

  • Fire Service Law
  • Civil Service Commissions & Boards
  • Employment Law
  • Administrative Law & Appeals
  • Municipal Law

Education & Memberships
Donna received her B.A. degree in 1984 from the University of Arizona and her J.D. degree in 1987 from the University of Arizona Law School. Donna was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1987 and is a member of the following State Bar Sections: Employment and Labor Law Member Section. She is a member of the Pima County Bar Association.  Donna is admitted to practice in both the State and Federal Courts of Arizona.

 

Donna is a Martindale-Hubble Distinguished attorney.

 

Personal
Donna has lived in the Tucson area since she was 9 years old. She is married to Steve Brass.

James K. Marvel, Of Counsel

Address: 7440 N. Oracle Road, Bldg. 2
Tucson, Arizona 85704
Phone: 520-742-0440
Email: mrvlesq@comcast.net

Practice Areas

James “Jim” Marvel has been assisting individuals with their personal estate planning for over 44 years, representing clients in the states of Arizona, California and Iowa.  His practice includes Charitable Gift Planning, Estate Planning, Pre- and Post-Death Tax Planning, Probate and Trust Administration. He has joined the firm Leonard & Felker, P.L.C. as “of counsel” and fits right into the culture of the Firm in assisting clients in a personal and dedicated manner.

  • Estate Planning (Trusts, Wills & Powers of Attorney)
  • Trust, Estate & Probate Administration
  • Charitable Trusts and Gift Planning

Education & Memberships

Jim received his B.A. degree with honors in 1970 from the University of Iowa and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  Jim received his J.D. degree with distinction in 1973 from the University of Iowa College of Law. Further, Jim received an L.L.M. degree in Estate Planning in 1987 from the University of Miami.  Jim was admitted to practice to the State Bars of Iowa in 1973, California in 1987, and Arizona in 1992. Jim is a member of the Pima County Bar Association.

 

Jim is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated attorney.

 

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Jim married his wife, Judy, in 1969 and they have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.  Jim enjoys volunteer work that includes speaking for the Salvation Army, Family Life Radio, Interfaith Community Services, the NW Tucson YMCA, and several other local churches and charitable organizations. He is a retired national certified youth soccer referee, instructor and assessor.  Jim currently enjoys biking and time spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.

We have a passion for providing sound legal representation to our clients.