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Bruce Edward Humble Johnson

Litigation Attorney at Seattle, WA

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Licensed for 45 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 2021
Updated 11/23/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/29/2022
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1977
Updated 02/01/2023

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200
Seattle, WA, 98101-3047

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Cambridge University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1978
  • Yale Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Cambridge University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974
  • Harvard University
  • A.B.
  • 1972
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Legal Cases

  • Browne v. Avvo, Inc.
  • Plaintiffs' lawsuit dismissed on the pleadings.
  • Paterson v. Little, Brown & Co.
  • Summary judgment granted on July 25, 2007.
  • Clapp v. Olympic View Publishing Co., LLC
  • Motion to dismiss granted, affirmed.

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Media Law and Defamation Torts Committee, Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • Chairman
  • 1999 - 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Avvo Top Communications/Media Lawyer
  • Washington CEO Magazine
  • 2008
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2004
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2003
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2002
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2001
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2000
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1999
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1998
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1997
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1996
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1995
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1994
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1993
  • Who's Who in America
  • N/A
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Publications

  • The Computer & Internet Lawyer
  • The Rights of Telemarketers, Faxers, and Spammers are Subordinated to the Rights of Consumers
  • 2005
  • Case Western Reserve Law Review
  • Why Formatting, Not Content, is the Key to Identifying Commercial Speech
  • 2004
  • Communications Lawyer (ABA)
  • Is There a Constitutional Right to Bombard the Public with Penis Enlargement Proposals
  • 2003
  • Communications Lawyer (ABA)
  • Representing Media Clients and Their Employees in Newsgathering Cases: Traps for the Unwary
  • 2002
  • Media Law and Defamation Torts Committee News (ABA)
  • Shhh, Don't Tell Anyone I'm a Lotus-Eater! Washington State's Battle over Internet Privacy and the First Amendment
  • 2000
  • Media Law and Defamation Torts Committee News (ABA)
  • The Internet and 21 st Century Newsgathering: Lessons from the Last Millennium
  • 2000
  • Media Law and Defamation Torts Committee News (ABA)
  • No Emus is Good Emus: 'Worrying About Nothing' as Agricultural Disparagement Laws Proliferate
  • 1998
  • ABA First Amendment and Media Litigation Newsletter
  • Will the Cattlemen's Defeat Spell the End of Efforts to Create Other Sacred Cows With State Veggie Libel Laws?
  • 1998
  • ABA Communications Lawyer
  • CBS Inc. v. Davis: Oddball Lessons from a Typical Prior Restraint Case
  • 1995
  • ABA Communications Lawyer
  • Does Life Exist on Mars? Litigating Falsity in a Non-'Of and Concerning' World
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • Practising Law Institute
  • Advertising and Commerical Speech, A First Amendment Guide - Second Edition
  • 2007

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Constitutional Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bruce is one of the best. Bruce represented Avvo in Browne v. Avvo and has continued to be our primary consultant on 1st Amendment issues. He was recommended to us by one of our advisors, Deborah Rhode. They were law school class mates. From the first time I sat down with Bruce and his partner, Steve Rummage, I was impressed regarding not only their grasp of 1st Amendment publisher cases but also their practical application of the law to our case at hand. In our first meeting, Bruce told me that we would win the case. I was quite surprised to hear him say this (as I always thought this was a litigation no-no), but he was correct. The case was thrown out on our Motion to Dismiss. I was very impressed by Bruce through the entire process - he assembled a greta team and always stayed on top of the issues. He was VERY communicative, and I always felt like I knew were we were in the process and on the issues. On top of that, he was simiply a likable person."
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Seattle Litigation Lawyer Bruce Edward Humble Johnson
Bruce Edward Humble Johnson
Litigation Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 45 years