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Joseph Kent Johnson

Business Attorney at Mission Viejo, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    Business litigation and consulting. Includes strategic planning, operational agreements, and licensing.

    16 years, 20 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    Representing employees in wage theft and whistle blower cases.

    14 years, 70 cases

  3. Wrongful termination
    Terminations in violation of public policy including disability, civil rights, and harassment claims for all levels of employees.

    14 years, 35 cases

Fair play comes about when the law applies equally to all. Unfortunately, there are some who believe that fairness is the equivalent to victory at any cost. My practice mission is twofold: We lead businesses to success through California's dangerous regulatory environment; and, we expose fraudsters and their illegal business practices. In the courtroom or at the conference table, we are advocates for fair play. If you want to play by the rules, or have been cheated by someone who does not, contact me for a free consultation.

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Law Office of Joseph K Johnson, PC
27201 Puerta Real
Suite 300
Mission Viejo, CA, 92691


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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
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Posted by Jeff | September 11, 2012
Very Responsive, prompt and thorough.
I know it raised a flag when all the marks are the highest. This time, however, it is a solid truth. Joe did wonders for me in very difficult situations with time constraints and non-cooperative opposing council. He handled a number of collection and general business/contract matters. We continue to value our ongoing relationship. Highest of recommendations.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-450 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Law Office of Joseph K Johnson, PC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Donahoo & Associates
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Griffith Johnson, LLP
  • 2009 - 2010
  • North American Health Care
  • 2008 - 2009
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  • University of La Verne
  • MBA
  • 2008
  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Felix Placencia et al., v Total Koncepts
  • $137,000 Judgment ($500 settlement offer)
  • Confidential
  • Defense Verdict with Attorney's fees awarded to my client. Plaintiffs paid my clients $1,400,000 in fees and costs
  • Confidential
  • $210,000 pre-litigation settlement
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  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Federalist Society (Orange County chapter)
  • member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • member
  • 2005 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2007 Student of Distinction
  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • 2007
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Delta Theta Phi - Egly Senate
  • 2007


Speaking Engagements

  • Updates on California Labor Law - Ban the Box and Salary History
  • New California Employment Practices for 2018
  • 2018
  • Over-the-counter Fraudulent Investment Vehicles
  • Investment Fraud
  • 2016
  • Collections Conference
  • Collections Practices
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Joseph
Business Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Joe is an excellent hard charging attorney. He brings a vast amount of business strategy to any legal dispute and I have always appreciated his counsel on various matters. I look forward to working with Joe in the future."
Class action Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wrongful termination Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"A few years ago, Joe was my opposing counsel on a case that could have become very ugly quickly. Joe was professional, knowledgeable and skilled at every turn, while also viewing the big picture practically and ethically. I have a lot of respect for his abilities and highly recommend his services to any potential client."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Johnson has given consistently practical and thoughtful and correct advice to Avvo askers and has customized his answers to the individual needs of Avvo askers. These combination of qualities are exactly those which any prospective client would want to have in an attorney."
Employment and labor