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Robert H. Johnson graduated with distinction from the University of Redlands in 1964, and received his J.D. from New York University Law School in 1967.  He helped found the firm in 1981 after a distinguished career that began in a Wall Street litigation firm.  Before reentering private practice in Sacramento, he served with the U.S. Justice Department as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and was the Administrative Assistant to the Majority Leader of the California State Assembly.

Bob has been rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell for many years.  He is also a member of Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court and a Fellow Emeritus, Litigation Counsel of America.

As a litigator, Bob focused on employment law, errors and omissions defense (of accountants, lawyers, doctors, psychologists, and health care facilities), public-entity defense, products liability, and complex business litigation.  He also has experience in construction defect and anti-trust litigation.

Bob has been a member of the California Bar since 1971 and was a member of the New York Bar between 1967 and 2014.  He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Second Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He has also tried cases or appeared before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle District of Alabama, the District of Nevada, the District of Kansas, the Central District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

He has been an adjunct professor at McGeorge Law School, has written and lectured on practice management and client service for the Practicing Law Institute, and has been active in community service.

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