Firm Overview


JOHNSON SCHACHTER & LEWIS is an AV-rated law firm that has provided legal services to clients throughout Northern and Central California for more than 30 years. 


We have the breadth and depth of much larger firms, combined with the responsiveness, personal contact, and economic advantages of a smaller firm.  Our attorneys have received national recognition for their legal work, lecture in continuing education programs for other lawyers, and have authored articles in national and statewide publications.


We represent clients in state and federal courts throughout California, in contractual and judicial arbitrations, and in administrative matters before various agencies, including the Office of Administrative Hearings, the State Personnel Board, the Department of Labor, the Office of Civil Rights, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


We specialize in the representation of both public and private entities, self-insureds, insurance carriers, and JPAs.  We also represent a number of educational institutions, as both general and litigation counsel, including numerous K-12 Districts, Community College Districts and The Regents of the University of California.


We conduct employment investigations and provide consultation on employment issues with the goal of minimizing risk and exposure to our clients.  We provide training and seminars on various subjects, including mandated sexual harassment training for supervisors.


We have litigation experience in the following practice areas:

We respect our clients' experience and ability to participate in the litigation process.  We consider ourselves a part of your team, and work with you to identify solutions.  We have the experience and expertise to aggressively litigate and try cases, but recognize that is not always the best approach.  We often dispose of entire cases prior to trial through dispositive motions.  We also work to eliminate claims and narrow issues whenever possible, often resulting in favorable settlements that could not have otherwise been achieved.  We are also skilled negotiators and have substantial experience with mediation and arbitration.


2180 Harvard Street
Suite 560
Sacramento, CA 95815


We commonly litigate cases in the following counties:

Alameda   Mono
Alpine   Napa
Amador   Nevada
Butte   Placer
Calaveras   Plumas
Colusa    Sacramento
Contra Costa    San Joaquin
Del Norte    Shasta
El Dorado    Sierra
Fresno    Siskiyou
Glenn   Solano
Humboldt   Sonoma
Lake    Stanislaus
Lassen   Sutter
Madera    Tehama
Mariposa    Trinity
Mendocino   Tuolumne
Merced    Yolo