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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 is 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.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Business: 45%
    9 years, 20 cases
  2. Employment: 30%
    7 years, 70 cases
  3. Wrongful Termination: 25%
    7 years, 35 cases



Hourly ($275-450/hour), contingent (33-45%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Contact info

Law Office of Joseph K Johnson, PC

27201 Puerta Real
Suite 300
Mission Viejo, CA, 92691


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2007 Student of DistinctionUniversity of La Verne College of Law2007
Distinguished Service AwardDelta Theta Phi - Egly Senate2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLaw Office of Joseph K Johnson, PC2012 - Present
Senior AssociateDonahoo & Associates2010 - 2012
AttorneyGriffith Johnson, LLP2009 - 2010
N/ANorth American Health Care2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Trial Lawyers Associationmember2009 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Sectionmember2009 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Associationmember2009 - Present
Federalist Society (Orange County chapter)member2007 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar Associationmember2005 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cervantes v Kentucky Fried ChickenSettled at trial
Alvarado v BNSFConfidential Settlement and Defense Verdict against remaining defendant at trial
Macias v Olympic Air ConditioningSettled with two defendants at trial, Judgment awarded against remaining defendant for over $500,000.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Association of Transportation Law Professionals Association Highlights - Mar-Apr 2012Occupying Lunch: The Future of Meal and Rest Breaks for Motor Carriers and Other Wage and Hour Implications in the Wake of ATA v. Port of Los Angeles2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of La VerneN/AOther - Masters2008
University of La Verne College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
California State Polytechnic University, PomonaFinance, Real Estate, LawBS - Bachelor of Science2004