Mr. Johnson’s exclusive field of practice is Family Law. He represents clients in all areas of family law, including custody, child support, spousal support, property value, characterization and division, business valuation, and litigation, among others.
Mr. Johnson has practiced law since 1984, first as a naval officer for the United States Navy Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG), then in the area of civil litigation, and now exclusively as a family law attorney. He is the 2014 honoree of the Rex Sater Award for Excellence in Family Law and a AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney*. Additionally, Mr. Johnson has been selected each year since 2004 as a Super Lawyer of Northern California Super Lawyer of Northern California (Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through their independent research.)
Mr. Johnson has unique and extensive experience in the field of litigation, having defended military service members in 12 jury and 50+ court trials as a defense counsel for the JAG Corps, 19 jury trials as a civil attorney and over 50 court trials as a family law attorney. Mr. Johnson has also taken over 1,000 depositions and mediated/arbitrated over 100 matters.
In addition to Mr. Johnson’s extensive litigation experience, he is and has been a moderator or panelist for several family law presentations over the past several years, including:
Mr. Johnson is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Bar Association and a serves on the Sonoma County Bar Association Education Committee. Mr. Johnson has been involved with Legal Aid of Sonoma County for many years, most recently as a member of its Board of Directors (2002-2008). In 2004 and 2005, he received the Legal Aid Service Award for most significant contributions to Legal Aid for those years.
In re Marriage of Davenport (2011) 194 Cal.App.4th 1507
The Use of Technology in Family Law Litigation; Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters publication (2010).
*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.