John V. Ohnstad

John V. Ohnstad is Of Counsel in the law firm of Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLP.

Ohnstad earned his Juris Doctor Degree at the University of Washington, School of Law in June 1987 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1976 from South Dakota State University.  He is admitted to the California Bar, and to the Bar of all Federal District Courts in California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.  He formerly practiced law in Washington and South Dakota.

Ohnstad served eight years on active duty with assignments at Ft. Eustis, Virgina, Ft. Rucker, Alabama and Ft. Lewis, Washington.  Since leaving active duty, he has served with the Washington Army National Guard, the Minnesota Army National Guard and the Army Reserve.

Ohnstad retired from the Army Reserve in 2006.  Ohnstad served as Aviation Task Force Commander, 1st BDE, 91st DIV (TS) with assignments as Senior Observer Trainer, Exercise Director and was activated during Operation Desert Storm.

Ohnstad is a member of the American Legion, Post 100, and is a past President of the Kings County Bar Association.

Ohnstad is married to Cynthia Ann Martini Ohnstad and has three children.

John V. Ohnstad


  • J.D., University of Washington, School of Law
  • B.S., South Dakota State University




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