Who We Are
Grennier Law Attorneys: Ventura & Oxnard
If you need a Ventura County Attorney, call Grennier Law today. The Lawyers at Grennier Law, PC have many years of experience in successfully handling Personal Injury, Family Law, Criminal Law, Estate Planning & Bankruptcy. Not only do we provide these services in Ventura and Oxnard California, we also live in the communities that we serve. Schedule an appointment at Grennier Law, PC and see why we are the best choice for Personal Injury, Family Law, Criminal Law, Estate Planning & Bankruptcy.
Grennier Law, PC is the Top Law Firm In Ventura County. Ventura County Attorney Todd Mannis is an experienced Personal Injury, Estate Planning & Bankruptcy Attorney helping people resolve their legal situations. The Ventura County lawyers include Todd Mannis, Justine Avtjoglou, Brian Horan and of counsel are Andrew Covner, Susan Elston and Susan Kowalski with Grennier Law. Grennier Law provides high quality service at affordable fees. Hire a Ventura County attorney with experience. We are here to help you through the legal process. We will guide you and answer any questions or concerns you have.
The Ventura Lawyers at Grennier Law, PC are well known for the spirit with which they represent their clients. Todd Mannis, along with his associate attorneys, paralegals and legal staff enjoy using Ventura law firm, Grennier Law, to eliminate their clients’ debts, protect their families, get top settlement results for your personal injury and to help with getting a “fresh start.” The staff at Grennier Law, PC derives real satisfaction from protecting your best interest for our community in Ventura and Oxnard.
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Meet The Team
We are not just a team – we are a family, and we are proud to work
together to serve the Ventura County Community.
Ventura Attorney Michael Grennier
Our Founder (1961-2014)
Michael Grennier, a Ventura Attorney for over 20 years, who specialized in Personal Injury and Bankruptcy, passed away Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 while scuba diving off Anacapa Island. Michael was very respected in the community. He was a former law professor for six years, and an active Judge Pro Tem. Michael owned his own practice, Grennier Law, PC which his team is continuing his legacy and his practice still lives on. But Michael was so much more than a successful attorney; he led an interesting active life outside the courtroom.
A firefighter in college and a former horse reining world champion, Michael was also an avid airplane and helicopter pilot, master scuba diver and a passionate golfer. A former owner of a Cessna P210, Michael had a keen passion for flying and had a fine wit and humor while telling many stories. Living on Channel Island Harbor in Oxnard with his wife brought him to enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, golfing and diving. Michael had been diving for lobster when he died.
Michael is missed by many.
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Bankruptcy, Personal Injury & Estate Planning Attorney
A dean’s list graduate of UC San Diego and Loyola Law School, Todd has been practicing bankruptcy law and personal injury since he was admitted to the Bar in 1990. He is licensed to practice before all federal courts in California, including the Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern districts. Through the years, Todd has successfully guided thousands of clients through the bankruptcy process with both compassion and professionalism, and has successfully argued before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel as well. A member of the California State Bar and the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association, Todd is active in continuing education and strives to stay well informed on the latest developments in bankruptcy law. Todd is also a licensed real estate broker, which allows him to bring additional experience to the table, as bankruptcy law and real estate issues are often intertwined. When he is not at the office, Todd enjoys playing a multitude of musical instruments, flying (private pilot), and skiing, to name a few.
Family Law & Criminal Law
I was born in Memphis, Tennessee. I am the daughter of a first-generation immigrant; my father is a Greek-South African, but my mother is native to New Jersey. I grew up in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
I double majored at University of California in Santa Barbara in both Classics and Philosophy. I then returned to my home state of Pennsylvania for law school. I attended Pennsylvania State University’s Law School. After graduation, I worked as a criminal defense attorney in Pennsylvania for about two years. Then, I pack up my U-haul and returned to California. In 2007, I was admitted to practice law in California.
I practice both criminal and family law. I have over 15 years of litigation experience. In my career, I first chaired over 50 jury trials and twelve bench trials to verdict. I have conducted tens of thousands of hearings and written writs of habeas corpus and appeals. I have spent the last 15 years fighting in court. I am one of the few people who is lucky enough to say, I love what I do. I also love my son, my dog and horses.
I am passionate, motivated, experienced, empathetic, energetic and waiting to fight for you.
Family Law, Estate Planning & Bankruptcy
Brian has been an attorney for almost a decade, handling matters for clients in a broad range of legal fields including family law, bankruptcy, estate planning and business law. He is a member in good standing of the Bar of the State of California, and the Federal District Court of California – Central District.
He has lived and worked in Ventura County since receiving his J.D. from California Western School of Law, and also has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from UC Santa Barbara. When not in the office, he enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with his family. He is also a devoted Los Angeles Dodgers fan.
Susan J. Elston
Susan Elston’s practice focuses on family law, encompassing issues such as divorce, paternity, child custody, visitation, move away, child and spousal support, and domestic violence restraining orders; post-judgment enforcement ; mediation; and personal bankruptcy.
As a single mom, Ms. Elston began her legal career in 1993 when she earned three paralegal degrees from the University of West Los Angeles, and subsequently completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Ventura College of Law in 2012 with a focus on Family Law and Criminal Law.
Ms. Elston gained valuable training in mediation while providing services as an intern with the Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement and Ventura County Superior Court Small Claims. She also trained with the Ventura County Public Defender’s Office from 2011 through 2013 as chief assistant in Veteran’s Court, Mental Health Court, and Misdemeanor Court.
Andrew H. Covner
Contract Attorney, Personal Injury Litigator, Employment Law
Mr. Covner received his undergraduate education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, graduating with a B.A., in Religious Studies. He attended the Santa Barbara College of Law in the evening while working full time during the day. During law school, he interned for one year at the Santa Barbara County Counsel’s Office. Mr. Covner was the Valedictorian of his law school graduating class in 1997. In April, 1998, Mr. Covner began his legal career with a civil litigation law firm in Ventura. His practice consists of representing individuals, and private and public entities, in lawsuits involving medical and dental malpractice (defense only), employment law, automobile accidents, personal injury and wrongful death, and construction defects. He also practices in the areas of contract, business and real property law. Mr. Covner is a member of the Ventura County Bar Association, the Ventura County Trial Lawyers, and the Jerome H. Berenson American Inn of Court. He serves as a volunteer Judge Pro Tem for the Ventura County Superior Court.
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Paralegal/Director of Marketing (Bilingual – Oxnard)
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Legal Assistant (Bilingual – Ventura & Oxnard)
Paralegal – Family Law (Bilingual – Ventura)
Paralegal – Family Law (Bilingual – Ventura)