Our principal attorney and founder is Raymond Paul Johnson. Ray is a nationally-known lawyer who has prosecuted cases across the country, including California, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin. He has also established appellate law in multiple states including the renown 2005 decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Reutzel v. Douglas, and he currently instructs law classes at the University of Southern California. A detailed profile follows.
RAYMOND PAUL JOHNSON, admitted to bar, 1983, California; 1984, U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; United States Supreme Court. Education: New York University (Bachelor of Science, Engineering, 1969); Air Force Institute of Technology (Master of Science, Engineering, 1975); The College of William and Mary (Juris Doctorate, 1983). Commercial Pilot FAA, 1971. Registrant Professional Engineer, Ohio, 1975.
Author: Defective Product: Evidence to Verdict, a Lexis Law Publication, 1995 (Supplement 2003). Author, Articles: “Helmets: Expected Safety and Hidden Defects,” Forum, July 2011; “Insurance: Beyond Policy Limits,” The Advocate, June 2011; “Deadly Runaway Acceleration,” The Advocate, March 2010; “Post-Collision Fires,” Forum, November 2008; “Killer Seats,” The Advocate, April 2008; “Protecting
Precious Cargo: Rear Seat Safety,” The Advocate, September 2007; Selecting
Out Juror Bias,” Forum, September 2007; “Construction
Defect: Slipping and Crumbling Home Developments,” Forum, June 2007; “Twists and Turns/Road Case,” The Advocate, June 2006; "Killer Road," The Advocate, April, 2001; "On Wings of an Eagle: Aviation Law," Forum, November, 1998; "Gambling with Securities: The Brokerage House May Not Win," The Advocate, June, 1998; "High Profile Aviation Cases: Countering Key Defenses," Published in the Proceedings of the Trial Lawyers of America National Convention, July, 1997; "21st Century Demonstrative Evidence Today," The Advocate, June, 1997; "Cross Examination Adverse Experts," Nebraska Barrister, July, 1996; "Products Liability: Hot Topics," Forum, November, 1995; "Closing is as Closing Does," Forum, August, 1995; "Federal Preemption," The Advocate, January, 1995; "Unstable Vehicles--Unsafe at Any Speed," L.A. Trial Lawyer Magazine, June, 1993; "Short on Safety: How Auto Designs Cause Needless Harm," National Trial Lawyer Magazine, November, 1992; "In Search of the Right Experts," Trial Magazine, February, 1992; "Beyond the Sale: The Duty to Warn," L.A. Trial Lawyer Magazine, May, 1991; "The Trial Lawyer As Private Attorney General: Defense Contractor Fraud," The Advocate, May, 1990. To review a more comprehensive list of his professional articles, please click here.
Member: State Bar of California; Attorneys Information Exchange Group (Member, Board of Directors); Consumer Attorneys of California; Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (Member, Board of Governors Emeritus); Western Trial Lawyers Association (Former President/Board of Directors); American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. [United States Air Force Pilot/Aerospace Engineer, Space Shuttle Program, 1969 1979] Areas of Practice: Civil Trial Attorney; Aviation Law; Business Litigation; Product Liability; Crashworthiness; Entertainment Industry Disputes; Professional Liability; and Technology-Related Litigation.