Peter has 25 years of trial experience, has negotiated thousands of cases and has defended clients in a wide variety of jury trials. While many lawyers avoid the inside of a courtroom, as a litigator, that’s where Peter Johnson feels most comfortable. Let him put his considerable trial experience to work for you. Peter Johnson graduated from St. Mary’s College and then became a graduate of Golden Gate University, School of Law, in 1992. He began practicing in Pittsburg, California in 1993 and formed a partnership with his wife Carin Johnson in 1998. The partnership later moved to Walnut Creek, California where they currently practice. He focuses his work in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI Defense and Civil Rights. He has excelled as a trial attorney winning trials in State and Federal Courts throughout the State of California. In 2011, he represented a family who had been the victims of an unlawful child removal scheme by the San Jose Police Department and the County of Santa Clara Social services. A federal jury in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California took only 45 minutes to find liability and awarded the family a record $3.25 million in damages for the abusive conduct of law enforcement.
Mr. Johnson has been called a “real lawyer” following a trial before a renowned United States District Court Judge from the Northern District of California and is said to have “shook the foundation” of a local police department by a Magistrate Judge following a trial before him in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. Mr. Johnson previously served for three years as the President of the Criminal Law Section as well as a member of the Labor Law Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. He has an excellent win rate in Drunk Driving cases. He is a member of the National College of DUI Defense and currently serves as a board member for the California DUI Lawyer’s Association and has attended prestigious conferences throughout the country dealing with issues related to DUI defense, Criminal Defense and Civil Rights.