Charles (Chuck) was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington and received his JD from Seattle University in 1978. He has been practicing law, specializing in criminal defense in both State and Federal Courts since 1979.
Chuck has fought aggressively for citizens accused of every crime, from murder to drugs and alcohol-related offenses throughout Washington State. Chuck is respected for his experience at trial and his proven results have earned him a reputation for excellence and providing exceptional service.
Chuck also assists those with family law issues, including divorce, custody and support/maintenance issues.
Chuck and his team, Kim Kohn, paralegal/office administrator/notary public and Mike Baldassin, investigator, bring passion and concern to every case, criminal and family. They see and care about their clients as people, not just cases.
If you or a loved one is being investigated, have been arrested or charged with a crime, or is facing a family law issue, seek the experienced counsel of Charles A. Johnston.
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Charles is a an experienced, effective attorney. We worked on opposite sides of a divorce that presented some unusual complexities. I was impressed with Charles' sharp analysis, strong advocacy, and collaborative attitude in resolving those issues. I endorse this lawyer.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Head Football Coach- Freshman||Bellarmine High School||2000 - Present|
|Owner||Charles Johnston, Attorney at Law||1995 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pierce County Rules Committee||Committee Member||2000 - Present|
|Puyallup Tribal Court Bar Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit||Member||1985 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Washington||Member||1982 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1979 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Trustee||2011 - 2013|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|