In Loving Memory –

We are devasted to announce that John Tollefson, a founding partner of the firm, passed away on March 13, 2024. John was hit by a car crossing the street in Memphis. He was on the way to his mountain home in North Carolina, which brought him joy, with his beloved dog Oscar to meet his wife Bonnie, whom he loved and adored.

John leaves behind Bonnie; his daughter Margaret, her husband Ryan, and their eight-month-old daughter Claire Ellen, John’s first grandchild; and his sister Karen and her husband Joe.

John was an accomplished insurance coverage lawyer who loved the law. The phrase “John had a case like that” is a running joke in the office because it was so often true. The magnitude of his loss will be felt throughout the Texas coverage bar.

A celebration of John’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2024, at Christ Lutheran Church, 3001 Lovers Lane, Dallas, Texas 75225. A reception will follow at the church.

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Insurance Litigation, State and Federal Appeals, Commercial Litigation and Mediation
2811 McKinney Ave., Ste 250 • Dallas, TX 75204 • 214.665.0100

Tollefson Bradley Mitchell & Melendi, LLP was founded in January 2006. The firm's practice focuses on insurance coverage and claims-handling, including personal and commercial, liability, property, professional liability, excess and reinsurance matters. The practice includes coverage advice, insurance litigation, appeals, arbitrations and commercial litigation. In addition, John Tollefson and Beth Bradley serve as mediators in insurance-related disputes.