Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson

Peter Johnson, Esq.
(Attorney/Partner)

Peter Johnson
5 Star Reviews

“I had a summons dropped on me & no clue what was happening. Peter was quick to respond, jumped thru hoops & resolved my issue without me having to travel out of state. He took immediate action as needed and handled my case efficiently. I highly recommend Peter and will use him again!”


“I hired Peter Johnson to defend my partner against criminal charges of defrauding the state of California (2 felonies). The case took place in Mammoth Lakes, CA and Peter drove all the way there for the arraignment. He spoke with the District Attorney and convinced him that I had important information regarding this case. The D.A.’s investigator interviewed me as a witness with Peter Johnson sitting by my side. The D.A. decided to dismiss all charges against my partner. My partner and I were ecstatic. Peter is not only an excellent lawyer but is also a compassionate and moral person.”


“The man works magic ! not just in DUI but violent crimes I was charged with three assault’s w/bodily injury which carries a hefty sentence of 4yr state prison per charge I had no witnesses and 15 witnesses against me were two of the men were hospitalized he as able to get the charge reduced an plea me out with 4 months house arrest an 3yr probation an in contra costa county that’s a miracle he saved me a ton of money an a lot of time this is the least I could do was post this trust me don’t waste your time going to another lawyer this mans your one stop shop”

5 Star Reviews

“I endorse this lawyer. Peter is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys that practice in this area. He is a highly skilled trial lawyer and works very hard defending his clients. Peter is an excellent attorney.”

David L., DUI And DWI Attorney


“I have prosecuted cases against Mr. Johnson and I have consulted with him when defending clients. Mr. Johnson works hard for his clients and is very experienced in the DUI arena. You won’t go wrong with him as your attorney.”

Derek E., Criminal Defense Attorney

 


“I endorse this lawyer. Peter is an outstanding member of California DUI Lawyers Assoc. He is one of the most knowledgable DUI attorneys on blood, and breath testing and an experienced trial lawyer. Top notch!”

Michael F., DUI and DWI Attorney

5 Star Endorsements
What Makes Attorney Peter Johnson Uniquely Qualified To Represent You?

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.

Practice Areas:

Education:

  • Golden Gate Univ SOL – Juris Doctorate (1993)
  • St Mary’s Coll – Bachelors (1987)

Awards:

  • President’s Award for Science – California DUI Lawyers Association (2013)
  • Juvenile Justice Award – Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall (2008)

Work Experience:

  • General Partner – The Law Office of Johnson & Johnson (1993 – Present)

Associations:

  • California DUI Lawyers Association – Board Member (2017 – Present)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Member (2005 – Present)
  • National College of DUI Defense – Member (2005 – Present)
  • California DUI Lawyers Association – Member (2005 – Present)
  • California Bar Association Criminal Section – Member (1993 – Present)
  • Contra Costa Bar Association Criminal Section – Chairman of Section (2009 – 2012)

Publications:

  • Thompson Publishing Group – CALIFORNIA DRUNK DRIVING DEFENSE (TAYLOR AND JOHNSON) (2016 – Present)

Speaking Engagements:

  • California DUI Lawyers Association – Southern California Nuts and Bolts Seminar – Cross Examination of Blood Analyst (2013)
  • California DUI Lawyers Association – Southern California Conference – Uncertainty in Chemical Testing for Alcohol (2013)
  • California DUI Lawyers Association- NorCal meeting – Uncertainty In Chemical Testing for Alcohol (2012)
  • California DUI Lawyers Association – Fresno Seminar – Blood Analysis for Alcohol (2012)
  • From the Cradle to the Grave – Effect of Undue Influence on the Credibility of the Court System (2010)
  • DUI Fundamentals – DUI Defense (2010)
  • Criminalistics Lab Tour – Video Tour of County Criminal Lab (2009)
  • Confrontation Rights and Partition Ratio Legal Update – DUI Defense Case Update (2009)
  • Judicial Evaluation for Contra Costa County – Judicial Evaluation (2008)
  • Jeopardy in the Courtroom – Evidence Review (2008)
  • Contra Costa DUI Defense – What Works What Don’t – DUI Defense (2008)
  • Contra Costa Criminalistics Lab Discovery – Criminal Defense Discovery (2008)
  • Confrontation in the Courts – Sixth Amendment Confrontation Rights (2008)
  • Making Probation Work for You – Effectively Using the Probation Department to the Benefit of Client (2007)
  • Judicial Courtroom Policy – Judicial Courtroom Policy (2007)
  • Breath Testing Procedures and GERD – DUI Breath Tests (2007)
  • Lawyer’s Role in the Community – Legal Profession (2006)
  • DUI Defense for the Community – DUI (2003)

Legal Cases:

  • Dent v. Pacific Bell – Plaintiff Monetary Verdict
  • People v. C.A. – Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Bowen v. Ryan – Monetary Verdict in favor of Client
  • People v. J.H. – Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • People v. W.H. – Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • People v. R.N. – Dismissal Motion Granted During Trial

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“I had a summons dropped on me & no clue what was happening. Peter was quick to respond, jumped thru hoops & resolved my issue without me having to travel out of state. He took immediate action as needed and handled my case efficiently. I highly recommend Peter and will use him again!”


“I hired Peter Johnson to defend my partner against criminal charges of defrauding the state of California (2 felonies). The case took place in Mammoth Lakes, CA and Peter drove all the way there for the arraignment. He spoke with the District Attorney and convinced him that I had important information regarding this case. The D.A.’s investigator interviewed me as a witness with Peter Johnson sitting by my side. The D.A. decided to dismiss all charges against my partner. My partner and I were ecstatic. Peter is not only an excellent lawyer but is also a compassionate and moral person.”


“The man works magic ! not just in DUI but violent crimes I was charged with three assault’s w/bodily injury which carries a hefty sentence of 4yr state prison per charge I had no witnesses and 15 witnesses against me were two of the men were hospitalized he as able to get the charge reduced an plea me out with 4 months house arrest an 3yr probation an in contra costa county that’s a miracle he saved me a ton of money an a lot of time this is the least I could do was post this trust me don’t waste your time going to another lawyer this mans your one stop shop”

5 Star Reviews

“I endorse this lawyer. Peter is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys that practice in this area. He is a highly skilled trial lawyer and works very hard defending his clients. Peter is an excellent attorney.”

David L., DUI And DWI Attorney


“I have prosecuted cases against Mr. Johnson and I have consulted with him when defending clients. Mr. Johnson works hard for his clients and is very experienced in the DUI arena. You won’t go wrong with him as your attorney.”

Derek E., Criminal Defense Attorney

 


“I endorse this lawyer. Peter is an outstanding member of California DUI Lawyers Assoc. He is one of the most knowledgable DUI attorneys on blood, and breath testing and an experienced trial lawyer. Top notch!”

Michael F., DUI and DWI Attorney

5 Star Endorsements