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Peter Johnson

Federal crime Attorney at REDONDO BEACH, CA

5.0   12 reviews

Licensed for 23 years

Virtual consultation available

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FORMER DEPUTY FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER IN CALIFORNIA, WHO HAS LITIGATED HUNDREDS OF FEDERAL AND WHITE COLLAR CRIME CASES.

Peter Johnson, J.D. M.B.A., is a federal criminal trial attorney, teacher and advocate. He is a Lecturer in Law at University of California (UCLA) School of Law and the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law.

​Prior to opening his own law firm in Southern California, he served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Baltimore, Maryland, and a Deputy Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles, California. He also worked as a litigation associate in a mid-sized law firm in Washington, D.C.

Peter graduated from the University of Maryland School or Law, Order of Barristers, where he was a member of the National Trial Team and the Jessup International Moot Court Team. He also earned his Master of Business Administration from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, where he lived and taught graduate and undergraduate courses in principles of finance, international corporate finance, business economics, operations management and European business law.

After law school, Peter served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert M. Bell, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, and law clerk to the Honorable Alexander Williams, United States District Judge.

With more twenty years of experience in public service and private practice, Peter has litigated hundreds of federal criminal cases, including jury trials, bench trials, evidentiary hearings and appeals.

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Licensed for 23 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 02/13/2012
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/12/2022

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Peter Johnson Law, A Professional Corporation
409 N PACIFIC COAST HWY
REDONDO BEACH, CA, 90277
Peter Johnson Law, A Professional Corporation
1601 Pacific Coast Hwy
Suite 290
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90277
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Posted by Alberto | March 12, 2021
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Grateful for Having Peter Johnson to Represent Me in Federal Court! Miraculously Outcome due To his Expertise
In 2016, I was facing a federal 10 year mandatory minimum sentence due to a conspiracy and drug trafficking case. Mr. Johnson was appointed to me by the court to represent me. Before my court hearing, he introduced himself and promised to give me the best outcome possible. I was nervous and afraid, but his words gave me the comfort and assurance to know that we were going to get through that tough moment. While in custody and at the court hearing, I wasn’t given the opportunity to bail out since I was considered flight risk, but Mr. Johnson never gave up on getting me released. Within 3 days, he called to tell me he had Pre-Trial Services on our side and that I was going to get released with certain restrictions. At the moment, any restrictions didn’t matter as long as you’re able to go home to your family as soon as possible. After almost 3 1/2 years of being out on bail, meetings, and planning on Mr. Johnson’s part, he finally thought it was the best time to go into court to face my sentence. With his knowledge of new legislation laws, 20+ years of experience, and faith in God, he was able to get me a sentence of only 14 days incarceration, 18 months of home detention, and 4 years of probation! I had no words when the judge ruled out the sentence and it was all because of Mr. Johnson. With such a short sentence, I was able to able to keep my job and be out here with my family. I now have 2 months left of home detention and words cannot explain how grateful I am for the outcome. I thank God for putting him in my path! Thank you Peter!
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2021
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Great Lawyer
I had a great experience with him, he always kept me updated on my situation and was always honest, he also knew a lot about small laws that weren’t always usual but it definitely helped me In my case and helped me to not become a felon
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2021
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Pete
Presents all possible options. Very comfortable with him representing me. Very knowledgeable and experienced in this line of work.
Posted by Dean Johnson | March 12, 2021
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Peter Johnson
Quickly and efficiently help me with multiple cases by giving me advice and also looking out for my best interest. Highly recommend this attorney to anyone due to his high levels of patients and knowledge in his field.
Posted by Alexander | March 12, 2021
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My attorney
My attorney pete he’s the man you can rely on at any time you need him to do the job. He’s always there for me to walk me through the tough time and a show me everything will be OK
Posted by NR | January 5, 2023
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Stellar Representation
Working with Peter was an eye opener in many ways. It wasn't until he represented me that I learned the importance of having an amazing attorney, let alone just having an attorney. I also was unaware of my wrongs, areas of opportunity, and change of perspective that was necessary to not live a damaged life due to unforgiveness. His professionalism in handling my case was mind-blowing. His communication skills were amazing. He didn't leave me in the dark about anything. Every decision he made, he educated me on why he chose that path versus another. All in all, with his spectacular guidance, my case was dismissed. there is no better option when it comes to an attorney.
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Posted by Annie | January 5, 2023
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Aprochable and honest
I had a problem with bank overstepping with real cause and my attorney spoke to them and got them to back off and liberate my held funds.
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2022
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Power and Passion!
PJL is a stellar organization that really makes you feel seen.and heard. Not only does his team fight for you but they really treat you like eard and Peter’s experience is apparent. His credibility and relationships on both sides of the bench have afforded him the ability to negotiate agreeable terms without messy court proceedings. I wholeheartedly recommend his practice, Peter has a servants heart and is unequivocally the best representation you can ask for!
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Posted by Darnell | December 27, 2022
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Grateful!
Peter is an excellent lawyer and a compassionate person. He explains everything, takes out his personal time. He's had a positive outcome, not only in my case but in others I'm familiar with. If I ever needed a service Peter provided, he would be the only person I'd call!
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2022
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Highly recommend!!!!!
Attorney Peter Johnson promised me that he would treat my family member’s case like it was his own and he did! He was very patient and extremely thorough in his approach. He was able to drop the charges to a misdemeanor and work with the court to work on a judicial diversion. The whole process was very daunting, but Attorney Johnson and his staff walked us through the entire process. He is extremely intelligent and knows how to make things work in his client’s favor. I would highly recommend him!!!!!!
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Posted by Joseph | August 31, 2022
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Passionate, Committed, Commendable
Thank you Peter for delivering on everything that you said you would do for me and my family. I will appreciate you for as long as I live!
Posted by Gloria | February 28, 2022
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Best in the West!
Peter is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney and knew exactly what was needed to fight my case. From the very 1st time I met him, I knew everything would be fine because He made me feel like family. He takes great pride in his work, and really cares about his clients! He doesn’t just talk the talk. He walks the walk! He fought hard for me and I will forever be grateful as I was given the opportunity to become a productive member of society, and I’m out here thriving!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lecturer In Law
  • University Of Southern California Law School (Gould)
  • 2019 - Present
  • Lecturer in Law
  • University Of California Los Angeles
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Peter Johnson Law
  • 2008 - Present
  • Deputy Federal Public Defender
  • Federal Public Defender Office
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Law Clerk to Federal District Judge
  • United States District Court, Maryland
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Litigation Associate Attorney
  • Dyer, Ellis & Joseph, PC
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Law Clerk to Chief Judge
  • Court Of Appeals Of Maryland
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • IE Business Schoool
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2009
  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1999
  • University of Maryland College Park
  • B.S.
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Preindictment Tax Fraud Investigation
  • United States Attorney's Office declined prosecution.
  • Preindictment Investigation
  • United States Attorney's Office declined prosecution

Associations

  • The National Black Lawyers Top 100.
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law
  • Lecturer in Law
  • 2019 - Present
  • University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law
  • Lecturer in Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Central District of California, Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Trial Attorney Panel
  • Trial Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • Central District of California, Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Capital Habeas Attorney Panel
  • Capital Habeas Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Criminal Defense - Top 100 (California)
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Order of Barristers (honors in oral advocacy and brief writing)
  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • 1999
  • National Semi-Finalist
  • University of Maryland National Trial Team
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Pete Johnson is a well-respected trial attorney and excellent professor, with both a broad knowledge of the inner-workings of the criminal justice system, and tremendous compassion for his clients. Any client of Mr. Johnson's is in the hands of a top-notch attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"For the last 15 years, I have known and worked with Peter Johnson handling complex federal criminal cases. Peter is a smart, dedicated and meticulous attorney who has a calm and reassuring demeanor with all of his clients. When dealing with difficult bench officers and prosecutors, he is a tenacious and effective advocate. He is an excellent attorney for anyone facing criminal charges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked closely with Peter Johnson and have seen firsthand his powerful leadership of criminal defense teams. Peter is truly one of those exceptional lawyers who other lawyers hold in the highest regard. He is a brilliant tactician. He is a great communicator. He is passionate about his work. Peter Johnson is a fierce defender of his clients. I have seen Peter Johnson get amazing results for his clients. I have the utmost respect for attorney Peter Johnson."
White collar crime Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was in a jury trial with Pete on a complex federal mortgage fraud case. Pete was knowledgeable, hard working and creative throughout. I wholeheartedly recommend him."
Federal crime Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Peter Johnson for almost 10 years, I know that he is a relentless advocate for his clients. He is always prepared, tenacious, and honest. If you are charged or investigated with a federal criminal offense, I can think of no better lawyer to have on your side than Mr. Johnson. He puts the needs of his clients first. He is well-respected by judges. lawyers, and prosecutors. I enthusiastically endorse him and would recommend him to handle the most serious federal criminal case."
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REDONDO BEACH Federal crime Lawyer Peter Johnson
Peter Johnson
Federal crime Attorney
REDONDO BEACH, CA
Licensed for 23 years
Virtual consultation available