Adam L. Johnson is a partner in the firm's Orange County office. He is a member of the firm’s litigation, employment, insurance, and academic institutions practice groups.
Mr. Johnson represents employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in discharge, discrimination, wage and hour, and other employment-related matters. He advises employers on employment laws, employee discipline, personnel policies and handbooks, employment agreements, and resolution of employment disputes. He regularly represents schools, colleges and universities on faculty, staff, and student matters. He also has experience in general civil litigation, insurance coverage, credit reporting, professional liability, products liability, and complex business litigation.
Mr. Johnson attended law school on a Dean’s Merit Scholarship, and was an Associate Editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. He writes regularly for the firm's Insurance Notes newsletter. He is actively involved in the Orange County Bar Association, and has served on several OCBA committees, including the Community Outreach Committee.
Licensed since 1993
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Orange County Bar Association||2013|
|Partner||Musick Peeler & Garrett||2004 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|OCBA Community Outreach Committee||Co-Chair||2013 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of California||Admitted to Practice||2007 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of California||Admitted to Practice||2006 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Insurance Law Section||Member||2000 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of California||Admitted to Practice||1996 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Admitted to Practice||1996 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Admitted to Practice||1994 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|Leal v. Chapman Chevrolet||Judgment for Defendant. Fees awarded to Defendant.|
|Lomes v. Hartford Financial||Judgment for Defendant.|
|Christofferson v. Soka University||Summary Judgment for Defendant.|
|Orange County Lawyer Magazine||Who's Who in the OCBA||2014|
|Insurance Notes||Insurer’s Reservation Of Rights On Coverage Condition Created Conflict Of Interest Requiring Provision Of Independent Counsel||2013|
|Insurance Notes||Insurer Is Liable For Equitable Contribution Even Though Self- Insured Retention Is Not Satisfied Until Settlement||2012|
|Insurance Notes||Intentional Strike Resulting In Unintended Injury Held Not An “Accident” Under Liability Policy||2011|
|Insurance Notes||Employee Who Caused Accident Driving To Work Was Within Scope Of Employment And “Insured” Under Employer's CGL Policy Where He Was Required To Use His Car For Work, And Automobile Exclusion Applied To Employee And Employer Liability||2010|
|Insurance Notes||CCP §998 Offer To Settle Conditioned On General Release Of "All Claims" Held Invalid||2008|
|Insurance Notes||Severability Clause Did Not Bar Directors And Officers Liability Insurer From Rescinding The Entire Policy For Incorrect Financial Statements||2007|
|Insurance Notes||Costs To Settle Suits Without A Judgment Were Not "Damages" Subject To Indemnity Under Liability Policies, But A Stipulated Judgment Might Be||2007|
|Insurance Notes||Party Is Deemed To Have Waived Mediation Confidentiality And Is Bound By Settlement Reached At Mediation||2006|
|Insurance Notes||California Residents Must Pursue Holocaust Era Claims Through The International Commission, Not In California State Court||2005|
|Pepperdine University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Pomona College||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|