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Ms. Johnson is a partner and litigator at Spencer Johnson McCammon LLP.  Ms. Johnson advises and represents clients in employment, wage and hour and generallitigation matters.  Prior to joining The Spencer Law Firm, Ms. Johnson was a partner at a general business firm where she handled a variety of business-related matters and employment and wage and hour litigation.


In employment matters, Ms. Johnson represents clients in a variety of areas, including wage and hour claims, disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, Federal MSPB and EEOC proceedings, State Personnel Board proceedings, Skelly hearings, employment contract disputes and unemployment insurance appeals.


Ms. Johnson lectures on employment law topics, including wage and hour law, ADA compliance in hiring, accommodating and terminating employees with disabilities, the various types of leave available to employees, EDD appeals and the effective use of the California Code of Civil Procedure.  Ms. Johnson was a speaker at the 2014 California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) Annual Conference and at a program of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).


Ms. Johnson received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. She received her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.  Ms. Johnson is admitted to the State Bar of California and the Southern District of California.


Ms. Johnson is a member of the State Bar of California as well as its Labor and Employment Section and its Litigation Section. She is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, is on the Executive Committee of its Labor and Employment Section and is a member of its Civil Litigation Section.  Ms. Johnson is a member of the California Employment Lawyer’s Association (CELA) and the National Employment Lawyer's Association (NELA). 


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 70%
    20 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    20 years



Hourly ($380-460/hour), contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Thomas Jeffers McCammon

    Melissa Johnson is a very capable employment attorney with a strong crossover background in personal injury cases as well.


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Contact info

The Spencer Law Firm

2727 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 140
San Diego, CA, 92108


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence AwardBancroft WitneyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
partnerThe Spencer Law Firm2012 - 2012
partnerScudi Johnson & Ayers, LLP1999 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2012 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2012 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, General Civil Litigation SectionN/A2005 - Present
State Bar of California, Litigation SectionN/A2000 - Present
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law SectionN/A1997 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Labor and Employment SectionN/A1997 - Present
California Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
confidentialsettled for $3,400,000.00
confidentialsettled for $350,000.00
Moore v. Albertsonssettled for $91,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of California - San DiegoN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLaw School Employment Forum2014
National Alliance of Mental Illness - San DiegoStatutory Leaves (FMLA, CFRA, PDL, etc.)2014
Califirnia Employment Lawyers Assn Annual ConferenceLeveraging your Case for Settlement2014
Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce-EDD appeals2012
Otay Mesa Chamber of CommerceWage and hour issues2012
Imperial CountyADAN/A