Mr. Johnson has been advocating for clients in all forms of litigation for over 25 years. He has represented individuals, small businesses, non-profit and educational institutions in state and federal courts in California, Pennsylvania, and Washington and across the United States. As a business trial attorney, he has broad experience in areas including complex commercial litigation, consumer fraud, antitrust, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations. Aside from handling litigation matters, Mr. Johnson has also negotiated executive compensation agreements and institutional vendor contracts on behalf of numerous private companies and educational institutions as well has handling collective bargaining negotiations and National Labor Relations Board matters.
- University of California, Hastings College of the Law, (J.D., 1996)
- University of Washington (B.A., 1991)
- Pursued employment litigation involving volunteer fire departments that led to new court of appeal precedent designating these nonprofit agencies as state actors for purposes of employment discrimination claims.
- Played key role in trial team that secured $10 million jury verdict in federal district court against Canadian hard-money lender for financial fraud and civil RICO on behalf of a nationwide class of real estate developers.
- Successfully resolved over one hundred United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) cases and corresponding state and local agency claims involving various types of employment discrimination, including claims of age, disability, race, sex, and religious discrimination, through negotiation and mediation.
- Represented over two dozen architect, civil engineers, and other building designers in professional negligence actions, typically obtaining successful resolutions through mediation, avoiding protracted litigation or trial.
- Key member of trial team prosecuting statewide wage and hour class action involving call center representatives asserting overtime violations, leading to contested class certification that yielded a $8 million recovery.