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Tom Royse Johnson

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TOM R. JOHNSON, admitted to the bar 1991 Arizona; 1993 California; U.S. District Court of Arizona; Education: Arizona State University (B.A. in Psychology, 1987) McGeorge School of Law (J.D. 1991) California Real Estate Broker; Board Certified Worker's Compensation Specialist, AZ, 1997-2002; Adjunct Professor McGeorge School of Law 2001, California Applicants' Attorneys Association; Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association; The State Bar of Arizona; The State Bar of California;


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 70%
  2. Social Security: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 5%



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    I endorse this lawyer. Tom and I have worked on several cases together. Our most recent was a "writ denied" trial victory involving lifetime benefits to the disabled surviving dependent of an employee alleged to have been killed in a work-related MVA. Tom proved himself an excellent litigator, an able (and successful) appellate writer, a calm negotiator and a very hard worker. He will be a asset anywhere.


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AZActive 199103/31/2016
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
MemberNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Certified Specialist - Workers' Compensation LawState Bar of Arizona2002
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell1991
CertificateCalifornia International Business and Commercial Law1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
partnerAnderson & Johnson LLP1998 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of The Pacific McGeorge School Of Law2002 - 2003
AttorneyChris T. Johnson PC1991 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Capitol City Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember1991 - Present
California Applicants' Attorneys Association chapterSecretary2003 - 2003
California Applicants' Attorneys AssociationMember2000 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Robertson v. WCAB (2003) 112 Cal. App. 4th 893Vocational rights were successfully defended
Vierra v. WCAB (2007) 154 Cal. App. 4th 1142.Makes it easier for workers to hire a lawyer
Hayworth v. KCI Holdings USA, Inc., 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 234remand
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Publication nameTitleDate
Sacramento BeeWorkers Compensation Law2012
California Applicants' Attorneys Association (CAAA)The Major Differences in Worker's Compensation Law Between California and Arizona2003
Workers' Compensation Law and PracticeWorkers' Compensation Law and Practice2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Arizona State UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SeminarWorkers Compensation2009