Robert G. Johnson, Jr. graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, in June, 1966 and was elected secretary of his graduating class of 868 midshipmen. While an undergraduate, he held academy records in Swimming, and was inducted into the Naval Academy Swimming Hall of Fame. He held the National Freshman record in the individual medley while a plebe. Prior to graduation, Johnson was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for saving a Navy Seaman from drowning who was rigging night lights on the Navy fleet of sailing boats and trying to recover a runaway launch boat in the Chesapeake Bay. Johnson was the second Midshipman in the 165 year history of the Academy to be awarded the medal prior to graduation.
Johnson served in the Cruiser-Destroyer Fleet in the Western Pacific after graduation. He also served two combat tours of duty in Vietnam. In 1967, while serving aboard the USS Long Beach (CGN-9) as the Anti-submarine Warfare Officer in the Tonkin Gulf. and from 1969-1970 on shore duty with the Naval Support Activity, 20 miles south of Saigon in the Mekong Delta for a year.
After returning to the USA in 1970, he enrolled at University of San Diego School of Law, while stationed at the Anti-Submarine Warfare School in San Diego. He graduated in 1973, and practiced law in San Diego until May, 1989. Johnson moved to Orange County, CA, and practiced law in Laguna Niguel and San Juan Capistrano, CA for 24 years. He is married to Patricia Anne and has two step-daughters; Amy Harmer of Los Angeles, and Tammy Blakeman of Bozeman, MT. Family spends time at their ranch near Ennis, MT in the summers. Lives in San Juan Capistrano at Rancho Carrillo. Johnson is a member of Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Consumer Attorneys of California, and practices in California and Montana.
Mr. Johnson traces his family roots to the state of Virginia. His great-great grandmother, Alice Goode Watkins Vaughan, is the first cousin of President Thomas Jefferson, and the first cousin of Senator Henry Clay. Robert is the fifth cousin of the third President of the United States, and the noted Kentucky Senator.
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1979.
Public reproval issued in CA, 1979
updated on 10/23/2017
Public reproval means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.
Robert's comment: “I have not been disciplined for any conduct as an attorney. Before I took the State Bar Exam in February, 1975, I was accused of trespassing. I paid a $500 fine, and the case was dismissed, the file was sealed, and the matter had nothing to do with the practice of law.”