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William C. Johnson

Personal injury Attorney at Oakland, CA

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Bill Johnson


Licensed for 43 years

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Bill Johnson is a tenacious and compassionate advocate for his clients. Recognized by his peers as one of California’s top personal injury lawyers, he works tirelessly on each case, consistently obtaining impressive results for his clients.

Bill specializes in personal injury and wrongful death cases, and over the last 30 years has built extensive experience in a wide variety of case types, including traumatic brain injury, paralysis, vehicle and bicycle negligence, medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability, government liability and wrongful–death related claims.

Licensed for 43 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1979
Updated 02/13/2012

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Bennett & Johnson LLP
1901 Harrison Street 16th Floor
Oakland, CA, 94612
William C. Johnson
1564 1st St
Napa, CA, 94559
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Widower
Mr Johnson was our family attorney, he did a wonderful job in making sure that my family was taken into consideration and treated in a caring way throughout the process. We ended up winning our case and Bill Johnson every step of the way handled all the details in a professional manner, never lossing focus of his committment to me and my family.
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Posted by Leslie | August 12, 2018
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Excellent Legal Care
Excellent legal care. Achieved a settlement to my satisfaction. I would recommend Bill Johnson to anyone.
Posted by Alexandra | February 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attentive and Fiercely Protective Advocate
I hired William C. Johnson to represent me in a personal injury claim. My car had been rear-ended on the freeway at very high speeds which totaled the car and left me with neck and back injuries. My insurer, Nationwide, tried to impugn my description of the incident by scoffing at it. For several months in meetings, they insinuated that I had caused the accident on purpose! Mr. Johnson heatedly defended me against their insulting and improbable accusations, which went a long way towards mitigating the nightmarish situation. Finally a witness was found who had seen the whole thing, not that Nationwide didn't persist in its false allegations. But Mr. Johnson held firm and tough, and eventually the case was awarded a good settlement. Nationwide is NOT on your side, but William C. Johnson is!
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2016
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Personal injury
Explain from the 1st visit what our chance was to have a case. Said he needed to talk a ENT specialist and pull all medical records and then let us know whether he would take the case and make a decision if he thought our chances were good. He was very professional. Acquired all records. Always kept us informed of his findings. Very satisfied on all that he did for us.
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Posted by Gary | January 7, 2016
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Excellent & Truthful
Mr. William C. Johnson: I met Mr. Johnson in 1978 after being a victim of a violent crime while at work and my case was not easy; yet, we won an out of court settlement. That really helped. The other two cases, again we won. William, is always truthful doesn't miss any words and 'fights the good fight.' His 'Victory' is always for his clients.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bennett Johnson LLP
  • 1989 - Present

Education

  • John F. Kennedy University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Legal Cases

  • Arias-Harris vs. Cosgrove
  • 1,500,000
  • Jane Doe vs. Restaurant
  • 1,400,000
  • Carte vs. Limo Service
  • 1,500,000
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Associations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2012 - Present
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Napa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • Pro bono Award
  • Napa County Bar Assocation
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Plaintiff Magazine (California)
  • Sanchez Supreme Court Case - Expert Witnesses
  • 2017

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Oakland Personal injury Lawyer William C. Johnson
William C. Johnson
Personal injury Attorney
Oakland, CA
Licensed for 43 years