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James Michael Johnson

Personal injury Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

4.8   22 reviews

also known as James Johnson

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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As founder and head attorney at Johnson Attorneys Group, James Johnson focuses on putting his client’s needs first. While he is certainly proud of the results his law firm has earned over the years, Mr. Johnson continues to work tirelessly on behalf of his clients every day to ensure they are provided with the best possible settlement. His stellar reputation in the community is in part due to the strong stance he takes with insurance companies and big businesses. As a result of these efforts, Johnson Attorneys Group stands out as one of California’s finest law firms.

Mr. Johnson attended both the University of Utah and California State University Sacramento where he studied Biochemistry and ran collegiate track and field. He had the privilege of racing against the best in the world in the mile. He earned numerous academic and athletic awards for excellence, including the coveted Governor's Cup Award. He graduated with a Biochemistry degree.

He earned his Jurist Doctorate from Trinity Law School in Santa Ana, California. As part of his post graduate education, Mr. Johnson attended the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers, as well as Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College.

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Location

Johnson Attorneys Group
100 Bayview Circle
Suite 5100
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great help, very easy process
Very helpful, always answered questions in an easy to understand manner. Talked through the process step by step.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
car accident
we were in a car accident in May2,2018 and we decided to go with attorney James Jhnoson. He was great together with his team, especially Rachana. We were kept in touch every step of the way. Thank you for all your great work.
Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
These guys held my hand every step of the way and were able to get a settlement that satisfied all parties - thanks
Response from James Johnson December 6, 2018
Thank you so much! So glad all worked out.
Posted by Brittany | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal injury case
I was involved in a complicated accident in 2016. Not only was Mr Johnson and his team professional, but they truly cared about my well being! They helped me with EVERYTHING from day one. After a long hard fight to settle, we ended up with an amazing settlement and I would hire them again in a heartbeat!! Thank you for everything guys!!
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Response from James Johnson December 6, 2018
Really appreciate the feedback Brittany.
Posted by April Gonzalez | August 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best legal service
After being rear ended while stopped at a red light, my world was turned upside down! Emergency trips to the ER, a totalled car, along with major back pain had my mind filled with despair. The thought of dealing with all this alone was overwhelming and I knew I couldn't do it alone. I didn't really know where to start or who to turn to, I had never been involved in an accident prior to this.. Luckily, I found Johnson's Attorney Group and got in contact with them and their attorneys. After speaking to them my mind was finally at ease! They got to work and handled everything that needed to be done promptly. They even set up every one of my doctors appointments!! I would recommend Johnson's Attorney Group to anyone in who is in need of a lawyer. I couldn't thank them enough, you will not be disappointed!!
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Response from James Johnson August 16, 2016
Thank you April for your kind words. We are glad we were able to help you and we wish you all the best. Sincerely, James Johnson.
Posted by Jamel | June 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I wouldn't be where I am today without the representation of Mr. James Johnson 5.0 stars
After my daughter and I were in a serious traffic accident, we knew that we were going to need representation to get our medical bills paid. After talking to several different attorneys, we knew that James Johnson would represent us fairly and professionally. I can't say enough about him and his tremendous staff. They kept us informed and whenever we talked on the phone the first thing they wanted to know was how I was feeling. They were honest and aggressive in dealing with the insurance company and helped me understand my rights and limitations under the law. I recommend Mr. Johnson without any reservation. If you need legal assistance, you don't need to look any further.
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Response from James Johnson August 16, 2016
Thank you so much Jamel. It was our pleasure to help you with your case. I appreciate the kind words and wish you only the best for the future. -- James Johnson.
Posted by Phoebe | January 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best
After being in the worst situation, a car accident, I needed a lawyer. I didn't expect to be taken care of, in every way. I received kindness, advice, and a settlement that was better than I thought it could be! I was very pleased with the care and time that was spent on my case by both Mr. Johnson and Jen R. I still know that if I were to need anything, they would be available. I have already referred a friend to them.
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Response from James Johnson January 18, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words. We both appreciate your feedback.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2015
Great Personal Injury Lawyer!
I was in a terrible wreck with my Wife when a car load of teenagers made an illegal left turn in front of us. James Johnson & Johnson Attorneys Group assisted me in getting chiropractic and surgical treatment as well as a settlement on my auto accident case. The JAG team made an otherwise painful situation as painless as possible. The high dollar policy limits settlement will truly help with my current and future medical needs. I would highly recommend James to anyone who is in injured and having trouble dealing with an insurance company.
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Response from James Johnson May 7, 2015
Thank you for your comments. I appreciate the feedback.
Posted by Yukasa | January 21, 2015
Personal and trustworthy
I had a car accident back in 2012 and was referred Mr. Johnson by Cadman Chiropractic in Fontana, CA. His staff was very responsive and personal. Every time I talked to his assistant Brittany Schaffer, she asked me how I was feeling which meant a lot for me. Not sure if they still do, but I remember they used to send me newsletter to help readers more educated about accident, how to handle situations, and something about Mr. Johnson's staff. Such services made me feel connected even though I never got a chance to see Mr. Johnson, Brittany, and other staff in person. My case went very well and they keep me updated/informed throughout the process. My former roommate just called me this morning asking who my attorney was because she was looking for an attorney for the accident she was involved yesterday. I must've mentioned how great Mr. Johnson's service were back when I was dealing with the case so she remembered that to contact me today. Although I hope I don't ever need accident related attorney in the future, but if I will I would feel peace in my mind knowing that I know who can take care of me.
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Response from James Johnson January 23, 2015
Thank you for the kind words and for sharing your story.
Posted by Maria | October 11, 2014
Attorney to go to in Auto accident case
As soon as the case was received by this firm, they began to collect information and to keep me informed. Although I did not deal with the lawyer directly, his associates were very polite, professional and respectful. They lawyer contacted the insurance and worked with the medical offices to arrange all payments.
Response from James Johnson October 13, 2014
Thank you Maria for the positive feedback.
Posted by Adam | October 3, 2014
Made it happen when others said not possible!
This firm handled my lemon claim against a major Bavarian auto manufacturer with excellence and got me everything promised. I worked with Stephanie and Mr. Johnson and they were great. Two other firms told me a settlement was unlikely and would not even review my documents. JAG Legal took the time to understand, took the case with no upfront fees and got a full repurchase and all promised. Nothing but good things to say here!
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Response from James Johnson October 6, 2014
Thank you so much for the feedback!!
Posted by Gus | September 14, 2014
Outstanding representation!
We had no knowledge how to proceed with our accident and James Johnson and his team helped us with all our questions and provided additional assistance with all insurance companies. I recommend James Johnson to help you with your needs.
Response from James Johnson September 19, 2014
Thanks Gus. It was a pleasure to assist you.
Posted by Mary Jo | September 4, 2014
Car Accident compensation - Mr. Johnson got the maximum possible for me
James handled a case on my behalf where I was injured as the result of a car accident for which I was not at fault. With calmness, courtesy, diligence and pleasant persistence, he was able to get the maximum compensation from both the 'at fault' driver's insurance company, as well as my employer's insurance company (it was a company leased vehicle) to cover the underinsured motorist portion. I really appreciated the way he and his assistant Brooke handled this case and the way they treated me throughout the process. I can confidently recommend James Johnson as someone you can count on to do his best and get the job done right.
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Response from James Johnson September 5, 2014
It was a pleasure helping you Mary Jo. We appreciate the feedback and wish you the best for the future.
Posted by Adam | August 27, 2014
James Johnson...an excellent attorney!
Mr. Johnson and his staff were incredibly informative and responsive regarding our legal issues. They went above and beyond in clarifying any questions or concerns with our case, and proved to be both reliable and consistent when promising action. We were able to settle our case in a timely fashion thanks to the diligent efforts of Mr. Johnson and his team. I would easily recommend his services to anyone requiring a competent, professional legal service.
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Response from James Johnson August 28, 2014
Thank you so much. We were happy to help you.
Posted by Gavin | August 7, 2014
Johnson attorney group is one of the best!
James and his staff (especially Brittany) took care of my case better than I ever expected. They kept me informed all the way through til the end. If anyone I know is ever in the same scenario that I was, I will definitely recommend JAG!
Response from James Johnson August 18, 2014
Thank you Gavin for your feedback. It's important to us that our clients are happy.
Posted by david | August 7, 2014
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James Johnson and his staff handled my case great..they helped me in every aspect..they put my health and recovery first. I was always kept up to date and informed thru the entire case..His staff went above and beyond.
Response from James Johnson August 18, 2014
Thank you David. We appreciate the feedback.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2014
Perfectly Professional
Immediately after my accident I knew I would need an attorney for my accident. I was recommended by a friend to Mr. James Johnson. It was a holiday, Thanksgiving morning, and I called what I thought was the office to leave a message. It was Mr. Johnson's cell phone. He took the call and discussed my accident in detail for about 1/2 an hour. I felt he honestly cared and reassured he knew how to handle my case and represent me in the best way. He was very detailed in the information he gave me regarding my care. His recommendations were honest, professional, and in my best interest. His entire staff kept me updated and informed on the progress and reports from the other insurance company. I truly appreciated their calls to check on my improvement. I would highly recommend Mr. Johnson and his staff for any legal advice/case one would need a lawyer for.
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Response from James Johnson August 18, 2014
We appreciate the feedback and wish you the best.
Posted by Luke | May 2, 2014
Hard workers
He kept me safe, resolved medical bills, and made sure I didn't do anything stupid. Sure there were a few quarks that bothered me; but I came out on top.. Way on top after almost being ripped off by another insurance company when a joker college student t-boned me running a stop sign while driving my motorcycle. I recommend speaking truthfully so you don't put yourself in any type of bind.
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Response from James Johnson August 18, 2014
Thanks so much Luke for your input and recommendation. We appreciate it.
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2014
Great lawyer
He kept me update on everything they were doing for my case. He is a trustworthy person and gets what he needs to get done.
Response from James Johnson August 28, 2014
Thank you so much.
Posted by melanie | April 14, 2014
best decsion i ever made was hiring them as my lawyer
hi my name is Melanie I got reared and hurt pretty bad didn't know what to do as soon as I got James Johnson as my lawyer ,I didn't have to worry about a thing!!!!!!! they took great care of me and got me great doctors and treatment!!!!! best lawyer! best service!
Response from James Johnson September 5, 2014
Thanks Melanie we appreciate the feedback and wish you the best.
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Johnson Attorneys Group
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Seegmiller Johnson Attorneys
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Office Manager/Law Clerk
  • Seegmiller Attorneysg
  • 1996 - 2006
  • IT Tech
  • Specialty Steel
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Insurance clerk
  • Claims Management
  • 1993 - 1995
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Education

  • Jerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Certificate
  • 2009
  • Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers
  • Certificate
  • 2007
  • Trinity Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • University of Utah
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commercial Vehicle Crash
  • $975,000
  • Defective airbag case
  • Confidential settlement
  • Motorcycle Accident
  • $750,000
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Associations

  • The American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • The Professional Association of the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers of Excellence
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Community Award
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • 2017
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Excellence
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Community Award
  • MADD
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • 2014 Litigator Award
  • Trial Lawyers Board of Regents
  • 2015
  • Supporter Walk Like MADD
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Community Award
  • MADD
  • 2015
  • Supporter Walk Like MADD
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • 2014
  • Clients Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Trial Lawyers of Excllence Award
  • California Lawyers Group
  • 2013
  • Trial Lawyers of Excellence Award
  • California Lawyers Group
  • 2012
  • Trial Lawyers of Excellence Award
  • California Lawyers Group
  • 2011
  • Governor's Cub Award
  • California State University
  • 1985
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving Awards Luncheon in Anaheim
  • Drunk Driving
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (33)
Endorse James
Unknown Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Johnson on several related cases. He is hard working and honest, which is a great combination for a lawyer. He is knowledgeable in the law and is a strong advocates for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Other
"A great attorney that always puts the clients needs first. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James has an excellent reputation in the legal community."
Lemon law Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Brain injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent contributions and an asset to the AVVO community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There is much to be gained from the type of experience that Mr. Johnson brings to the table."
Brain injury Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James Michael Johnson is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very well. He is an excellent attorney that I endorse wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Johnson is a great advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Johnson is a dedicated and skillful attorney who gives thoughtful and insightful guidance in his Avvo answers. He is a valued member of the Avvo community who is generous in sharing his time and expertise by spending time participating on this site. It is my pleasure to endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
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