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Robert Grey Johnson Jr

Personal injury Attorney at Murrieta, CA

4.3   12 reviews

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Auto, motorcycle, slip and fall, wrongful death, medical malpractice

  2. Employment and labor
    Wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful termination

  3. Workers compensation

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.

Licensed for 47 years
State MT
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 11/14/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1975
Updated 02/13/2012

Contact Robert

Law Ofc Robert Grey Johnson
41391 Kalmia St
Suite 210
Murrieta, CA, 92562


4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Randell | March 11, 2020
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Best of the Best!
I was hurt very seriously while on duty! I was introduced to Mr Johnson through a professional reference and he and his Excellent Staff started working on my cases right away! He and his Staff are very compassionate and have helped me! I think of them as Family as they have Treated me like I matter! And help me keep my head on straight! I Highly Recommend if your injured, they will stay in your corner! And help where they can!! They know what they're doing!! Thank you Robert, Tammy, Patty Anne!! For everything!!
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Posted by Susan | May 8, 2018
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The "good Guy" lawyer...
Robert has successfully and mindfully represented my legal matters for well over the past 30 years. A solid performer and genuinely great person, Robert has defended me in various cases involving work related (wrongful termination - salary - compensation disputes) and personal injury (auto related accident - insurance) cases. His work ethic, communication skills, ability to explain situations in "layperson" terms, expertise, tenacity, patience, follow-up and successful results say it all for me. He has been an exceptional partner in all of my legal battles with wins that are fair and justified. I have recommended Robert to many friends, family and colleagues over the years...each one of my referrals has reached out and thanked me as they too were pleased with his work and representation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2018
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This lawyer is bright, honest and very personable. He took time to meet with me and go over my entire case. His knowledge of the law was such that he found an amazing loop hole in the law to get the insurance company off of my back. We were able to solve my accident promptly and professionally and in my favor.
Posted by Mary | February 25, 2018
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Great settlement from my PI case!
I rarely write reviews but I feel compelled to let anyone seeking a fair and justified outcome from an accident claim to hire Robert and his legal team as your Personal Injury lawyer. From our first meeting , he made me feel comfortable and confident that he would go the extra mile for me-and he did. He vigilantly keep counter offering and he backed up my claim with all the evidence of my medical claims and loss of income. His decades of expertise along with his paralegal, Linda, was evident, throughout the process of attaining my desired settlement outcome. Robert and Linda are always available when you need them and you always feel they are are working hard for you!
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Posted by Andie | January 11, 2018
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Best Wrongful Termination/Workers Comp Lawyer
He came highly recommended by a good friend whom I can’t thank enough. Robert successfully won my Workers Comp case in a timely and very effective manner; and I have all the confidence in the world in him to successfully win my other pending wrongful termination case. He brings much wisdom, experience and an uncommon nobility to the table; unlike many lawyers I’ve come across. You’ll be very pleased you hired him.
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Posted by Tammy | January 9, 2018
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He is the best!!!! Robert G. Johnson, Jr has represented me a couple times and I have nothing but WONDERFUL things to say about him. I have also referred many clients to him because I have had such great experiences. Mr. Johnson always kept me up to date on my cases and helped me understand the process. Linda in his office is nothing short of a miracle worker. Mr. Johnson and Linda are an outstanding team, working together to make sure everything runs smoothly. An extra benefit is Mr. Johnson always has the best stories to tell and is very relatable. I never had any issue getting ahold of someone in the office to speak with about my cases. I have personally seen Mr. Johnson win cases that no one else would take. I referred a case to him once, this poor lady had been in a horrific accident and she spoke to 10 different lawyers, no one would help her, it was too complicated of a case. Mr. Johnson heard her story and agreed he would be the one to help her. He not only won the case but helped a mother of four get the medical and financial help she needed to recover from her accident. I highly recommend Robert G Johnson, Jr. as a lawyer. He will bend over backwards to do everything in his power to get you the best result possible… You would be lucky to have this lawyer with over 40 years of experience.
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Posted by Diana | December 2, 2015
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Excellent attorney
Robert is highly educated and extremely professional. His morals are outstanding. Robert was very helpful and thoroughly explained all the legal details in a very calming manner. I am so glad our friend referred us to Robert. He is an outstanding attorney and is also well respected in his field as I viewed other legal counsel interact with him during our very successful mediation.
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Posted by Steven | November 5, 2015
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A results Lawyer
I worked as a Firefighter for the State of CA and was injured on the job. I called Robert because he had represented my wife and a couple other friends in the past with great results. I was turned down for my surgery that was needed and the state was not willing to do anything more. I obtained Robert and within a week I was being scheduled for my needed knee surgery. As it turned out I was retired from my career with the fire department due to the injury. The State of CA was not done though and was depriving me of my financial rights and future medicals for knee replacement. Robert and his staff fought long and hard and we won. I have since recommended over 10 coworkers to him to help them with their cases and they have also won. Robert and his staff treat you as family and I am forever grateful for his hard work and determination on winning my case. I never felt like I was doing this alone. Robert or his staff would return my calls quickly and get me the answers I was looking for and get me the results I expected. If you need a Personal Injury or Workman's Comp Lawyer then Robert Grey Johnson Jr is who you should call.
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Posted by Terrance | April 3, 2015
Initiates positive legal guidance through compassion and integrity
Robert Grey Johnson offers realistic possibilities, achieving positive legal results. Robert deals with realities and does not lead a client to believe they are in a more favorable position than actually exists. He will tell you up front if you have a case or not, refusing to compromise his principles. He stands behind his clients wishes and directs his representation that best serves you. The thing that stands out in my mind about Robert is his commitment to maintaining his integrity. He is the consummate gentleman and, filled with compassion with a straight forward respect for the rule of law! Robert and staff, represented me in the collection enforcement of a sizable judgment that I held. Where some legal representatives push for collection without any regard or consideration of touchy issues that may exist, Robert was sensitive to the defendant's (deceased) family members and conducted himself as a superlative professional, even offering comfort to family members that were dealing with grief and loss. He never stepped beyond the line of decency and greed but achieved the goal of a successful negotiation and settlement. He is a man of discipline, probably learned as a graduate of the US Naval Academy. He is also a decorated veteran receiving a medal of honor from the highest Admiral in the US Navy. I highly recommend Robert Grey Johnson and I am honored to know him!
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Posted by Robin | July 25, 2012
Absolutely the BEST
Mr. Johnson helped me during the most difficult time of my life, the loss of my daughter. He handled the wrongful death case with the utmost care and dignity. His attention to every detail was beyond my comprehension...and he kept us from having to appear in court. I would (and do) recommend him to anybody and everybody.
Posted by Don | October 18, 2017
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Don't HIRE this Attorney.
I have known Robert Johnson 19 years and over the last 5 years he has become a bigger and bigger liar. I hired him to represent me in a devastating case. A case against the state and another driver. He told me the whole time we were going after the state. With the government it is a little tricky. Plus someone passed away. You need to file a form to the state within 60 days then after they respond you have 60 days to file suit. He told me that we were all set and all forms filed. So,my statute of limitations would not run out and we were going to jump on the coat tails of the other firm. Then once we received the check from the other drivers insurance company he jumped ship. Told me the other firm was not filing against the state. I found out recently that was not the case. When I was subpoenaed to testify against the state and county as a witness. I called Robert and he denied he ever said that he was going after the state. I even sent him the emails he sent me. Stating we were going after them and all forms were filled. Long Story short is. He never filed the necessary documents to keep the lawsuit open. Please do not make the same mistake I did. He will not do the job you hire him too. He does whatever financially benefits him. Thank you for your time. Don F.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2013
Bottom of the barrel!
Bottom of the barrel attorney. Mr. Johnson made up his own fees and lied about the amount of time that was allocated on a case where he provided very little legal assistance. Mr. Johnson adds no value to the legal process and fabricates his own time investment in order to justify higher legal fees. I would recommend that you avert this attorney as there is not one professional bone in his body!
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Professional misconduct

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.”


  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Naval Engineering
  • 1966
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • N/A


  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Moot Court Competition, First Place
  • University of San Diego, School of Law
  • 1972

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Murrieta Personal injury Lawyer Robert Grey Johnson Jr
Robert Grey Johnson Jr
Personal injury Attorney
Murrieta, CA
Licensed for 47 years
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