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About me

T.C. Johnston is a civil litigation attorney based in San Diego with a
practice emphasizing Internet and technology, business litigation and
consulting, intellectual property, and corporate law and formation.



Virtually or in person, this is the office to turn to if you are a
businessperson needing legal help with Internet and technology issues
such as: cybersquatting and typosquatting; pay-per-click advertising
(PPC/CPC); click fraud; search engine optimization (SEO); trademark and
service mark disputes; domain name disputes; general cyberlaw; the
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA); Internet piracy; the Computer
Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA); licensing, contracts and EULAs; and all the
other issues arising in this wild new cyber world.


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Please note that I despise Avvo and its entire involuntary-participation ratings-based concept.  They create the page for you whether you like it or not, so you are essentially obliged to fill in information on your involuntary profile, and get penalized if you don't add the information they like, or that you are not willing to share (like a list of clients, cases, etc.).


My lowest rating criterion on Avvo is for "Industry Recognition."   That's because I spend my time working cases for my clients, not currying favor among my peers or chasing the spotlight.  And for that, Avvo penalizes me. 


If I could delete my profile from, I would.


Practice areas


  1. Internet: 80%
    16 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    21 years



Hourly ($250-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Contact info

3245 University Ave.
Suite 1245
San Diego, CA, 92104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AmJur - California Community PropertyAmerican Jurisprudence1996
Graduated Magna Cum LaudeThomas Jefferson School of Law1996
AmJur - Civil Procedure IIAmerican Jurisprudence1995
AmJur - Uniform Commercial CodeAmerican Jurisprudence1995
AmJur - Criminal LawAmerican Jurisprudence1994
AmJur - Torts IAmerican Jurisprudence1994
AmJur - Contracts IAmerican Jurisprudence1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyT.C. Johnston, LL.M., Attorney at Law2005 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Donald E. Moses, aPLC1994 - 2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawCorporate and Business LawLL.M - Master of Laws1999
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Small Business Clinic - Thomas Jefferson School of LawInternet Law / Terms of Use / Privacy / Defamation 20142014
San Diego Paralegals Association MeetingEffective Discovery Techniques2001