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About Johnson & Johnson

carin johnson Carin Johnson

Carin Johnson is a passionate defender of juveniles' rights and has practiced dependency and juvenile law for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Chico State University and is a graduate of Golden Gate University, School of Law, 1993.

In September 2010, Carin presented oral argument in the California First District Court of Appeal, involving a case where the dependency court denied her client reunification services, and sought to terminate her parental rights. Carin fought hard for the mother, and won a rare REVERSAL, of the lower court's ruling.

Another one of Carin's cases made national headlines in 2003 with the infamous "spitball case" where an overzealous DA prosecuted an eighth grader for shooting spitballs in the hallway at school. Carin was featured on Greta Van Sustren, "On the Record" and the Bill O'Reilly show, "The O'Reilly Factor."

Carin is a member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and has taught classes on juvenile dependency law. She has also presented with a panel of attorneys at the MCLE Spectacular regarding Juvenile Law and Criminal Law issues on sex abuse cases, was a presenting speaker in Cross Over issues in Domestic Violence Cases, and has attended numerous conferences, including the National Child Abuse Defense Conference on two occassions.

Carin Johnson has experience presenting experts and cross-examination, in court, on shaken baby syndrome allegations, severe physical abuse allegations, broken bones, psychologists, SART nurses, doctors, and child abuse experts and sex abuse experts, including child interviewing process in the area of suggestibility.



peter johnson Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson graduated from St. Mary's College and then became a graduate of Golden Gate University, School of Law, in 1992. He opened his practice immediately in Pittsburg, California and has been practicing there since 1993. Recently, the Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson relocated to Walnut Creek.

He focuses his work in the areas of DUI defense, Criminal Defense, Education, and Civil Rights Law. He has excelled as a trial attorney winning trials in State and Federal Courts throughout the State of California.

Mr. Johnson has been called a “REAL LAWYER” following a trial before a renowned United States District Court Judge from the Northern District of California and is said to have “SHOOK THE FOUNDATION” of a local police department by a Magistrate Judge following a trial before him in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.


Mr. Johnson currently serves President of the Criminal Law Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. He has an excellent win rate in Drunk Driving cases. He is a member of the National College of DUI Defense and the California DUI Lawyers Association, and has attended prestigious conferences throughout the country dealing with issues related to DUI defense, Criminal Defense, and Civil Rights.

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