As founder and head attorney at Johnson Attorneys Group, James Johnson focuses on putting his client’s needs first. “I enjoy meeting people. When I meet a client I like to sit down with them and find out what all their needs are so I know how to best handle their case,” Johnson said. “It’s also important for me to not only resolve a case, but to obtain the full value for my clients. Sometimes this means we have to take the case to trial.”
Indeed, Attorney Johnson says he empathizes with his clients and wants nothing more than to see them get better. “I take an active part in ensuring my clients are given every opportunity to have a full recovery,” Johnson said. Over the years, Mr. Johnson has helped many clients recover compensation for their losses, but he was most touched by one case where his young client was permanently injured by a DUI driver.
“This client was a young man who was severely injured in a DUI car crash. He became a quadriplegic and his life was forever changed by this drunken driver,” Johnson said. “There is no amount of compensation I could obtain for him that could make him whole again. It was heartbreaking.” The case left an indelible mark on Johnson. After the case ended, he pursued an affiliation with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. His sponsorship of the local Walk Like MADD fundraiser helps support efforts to educate drivers about the impact of drunk driving as well as help victims of DUI crashes and their families with various services.
As the founder of Johnson Attorneys Group, James Johnson is passionate about helping his injured clients recover losses and receive the maximum compensation available. Under his leadership, he has recovered more than $97 million in verdicts and settlements for his deserving clients.
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While he is certainly proud of the results his law firm has earned over the years, Mr. Johnson continues to work tirelessly on behalf of his clients every day to ensure they are provided with the best possible settlement. His stellar reputation in the community over the years is in part due to the strong stance he takes with insurance companies and big businesses. As a result of these efforts, Johnson Attorneys Group stands out as one of California’s finest personal injury law firms.
EducationMr. Johnson attended both the University of Utah and California State University Sacramento where he studied Biochemistry and ran collegiate track and field. He had the privilege of racing against the best in the world in the mile. He earned numerous academic and athletic awards for excellence, including the coveted Governor's Cup Award. He graduated with a Biochemistry degree.
He earned his Jurist Doctorate from Trinity Law School in Santa Ana, California. As part of his post graduate education, Mr. Johnson attended the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers, as well as Jerry Spence Trial Lawyers College.
Personal BackgroundMr. Johnson grew up in Sacramento, California, the son of a college professor and a kindergarten teacher. He was the fifth of seven brothers and sisters in the family. By the time he was in high school, he had proven himself as a top competitor on the track team and earned a full ride scholarship.
Mr. Johnson is a family man and enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children. As a husband and father, Mr. Johnson has been able to use his experience to help his clients. He understands how an individual and family can be effected by an injury or death and is able to obtain full compensation for his clients.