Senior Associate

Robert P. Johnston



21804 Cactus Avenue
Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92518
P (951) 779-5000
F (951) 755-1650

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Robert is a senior associate in WSHB’s Riverside office, specializing in employment, aviation and business litigation. He is also called upon by many clients for his prowess in handling complex business transactional matters. Robert’s unique background provides sage insight into the handling of complex technical and mechanical issues which lie at the heart of many products and aviation matters.

Robert graduated from Arizona State University in 2001 with a B.S. in Aeronautical Management Technology. Upon graduation, he relocated to Southern California and began work as a flight instructor. Shortly thereafter, Robert became the assistant chief flight instructor, ultimately becoming the charter captain flying a variety of aircraft worldwide. He has over 4,800 hours as a flight instructor (CFI; CFII; and MEI) and airline transport pilot in the on-demand charter industry.

After starting a family, Robert embarked upon a second career in law. Robert earned a full scholarship at the University of La Verne College of Law, where he graduated from, cum laude, in 2013. While in law school, Robert clerked for the Honorable Judge Robert Dukes and was a member of the Law Review.


University of La Verne College of Law (J.D., 2013, cum laude)

Arizona State University (B.S., 2001)

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Board of Directors, Brethren Hillcrest Homes (December 2017 - Present)

Board of Directors, David and Margaret Youth and Family Services (March 2016 - September 2018)

Campaign Cabinet Member, David and Margaret Youth and Family Services (January 2015 - September 2018)

Small Business Steering Committee Member, Brethren Hillcrest Homes (September 2014 - September 2018)

Friends of Casa’s Children Committee Member, Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare (August 2013 - September 2018)

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Awards & Accomplishments

University of La Verne College of Law – Adjunct Professor (Wills and Trusts), Fall 2018

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