William R. Johnson



10960 Wilshire Boulevard
18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024
P (310) 481-7600
F (310) 481-7650

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Bill Johnson is a partner in WSHB’s Los Angeles office, where he maintains an active state and federal litigation practice defending elder care, employment, medical malpractice / healthcare and pharmaceutical / products liability cases. Bill is recognized nationwide for his expertise and results in addressing a multitude of issues for non-profit organizations and religious institutions, and works with specialty claims groups defending church-related litigation. He provides pre-litigation assessment and counseling, direct client contact, strategic management of cases, decisions regarding expert retention and participation in the negotiation and mediation processes. He is active in all phases of litigation, including initial pleadings, written discovery, law and motion, dispositive motions, depositions, expert discovery, trial preparation and post-trial determinations. Bill is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). He began his legal career working on catastrophic personal injury cases for a well established plaintiff firm. He utilizes this experience in bringing unique perspective to every matter assigned.



Southwestern School of Law (J.D., 1996, cum laude)

University of California, Davis (B.A., 1988)

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AV Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell

Southern California Rising Star, 2004 - 2006

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