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Carin Leanne Johnson

also known as Carin Johnson

About me

The majority of my practice is focused on juvenile law. I am very dedicated and compassionate about representing parent's rights in juvenile court. I am also a parent. When the system accuses a parent of abuse, it is an extremely serious accusation. Such an accusation must be handled with earnest, intelligence, and good advice. I have devoted a majority of my entire career on this area of law. Recently, I had a case reversed in the First District Court of Appeal by a unanimous decision.  I wrote the appeal and presented oral argument to the court.  The court was convinced.  I believe in hard work and good client contact.



Practice areas


  1. Juvenile: 70%
    23 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    23 years
  3. Appeals: 10%
    23 years, 10 cases



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Daniel T Pocklington

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    Daniel Pocklington Divorce & Separation Attorney
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  • Lisa Janine Mendes

    I don't know if I have ever met a more passionate and competent attorney. Carin never gives less than 100% to all of her clients. She is highly respected in her practice area, by her peers and judges alike. You can't go wrong hiring her. She's superwoman.


    Lisa Mendes Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

801 Ygnacio Valley Road, Ste. 230
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Association namePosition nameDuration
Contra Costa County Bar Association, Juvenile and Criminal Sectionsmember2000 - Present
California State Bar Associationmember1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationmemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
confidential CPS casedismissed
confidential Cps casedismissed
confidential cps casecase dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
California State University, ChicoPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Los Medanos CollegeJuvenile Dependency2010
Los Medanos CollegeJuvenile Dependency2009
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationCross Over Issues in Domestic Violence Cases2005
Contra Costa Bar Association Criminal SectionHow to Handle Sex Abuse Cases2004