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Johnson & Johnson LLP, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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Douglas L. Johnson

Johnson & Johnson, LLP

Neville L. Johnson, Founding Partner
Douglas L. Johnson, Founding Partner
Lan P. Vu, Associate
Mathias D. Maciejewski, Associate
Erin L. Pfaff, Associate
James T. Ryan, Of Counsel

439 N. Canon Drive, Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 975-1080

Douglas L. Johnson

Practice Areas       

Johnson & Johnson, LLP has garnered extensive experience in the following areas: 

Entertainment Litigation

The firm’s lawyers are well known for handling numerous high profile and wide-reaching entertainment matters. We have represented actors, producers, directors, screenwriters, authors, personal managers, production companies, musicians, composers, publishers, and independent record companies. 

Complex Business Litigation/Class Action Litigation

We represent companies and individuals in complex business litigation. Representative matters include: partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, actions for breach of contract, unfair competition, and consumer class actions. 

Intellectual Property Litigation

The lawyers at the firm specialize in copyright law, idea protection law, trade secret law, trademark law, domain name disputes, and cybersquatting litigation.

Defamation, Media, and First Amendment Law  

Rights of Privacy and Publicity


Douglas L. Johnson is a founding partner at Johnson & Johnson, LLP. He specializes in entertainment, class actions, and complex business litigation matters. Mr. Johnson received his B.A. from the University of Southern California (1996) and his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (2000). Some of his significant litigations include:
  • Handled numerous large-scale litigations, including copyright, trademark, entertainment disputes, breach of contract, and class actions for unfair business practices, including chairing arbitrations and jury trials.
  • Represented business owner involved in a partnership dispute resulting in a $10 million dollar result in arbitration for our client.
  • Represented artist and record company in a copyright infringement and breach of contract litigation resulting in a million dollar jury verdict for our clients.
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement for musician’s estate, which resulted in the estate receiving numerous master recordings, music publishing rights, and future royalties.
  • Uncovered systematic patterns of substandard medical care, resulting in reorganization of staffing and training at a county jail, in settlement of wrongful death and civil rights case, as featured as the cover story in Sacramento News & Review.
  • Contributed to, authored, and argued appeals before the California Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.


  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Litigation Section of the American Bar Association

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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Douglas L. Johnson has been named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in the area of intellectual property litigation for the last five consecutive years (2006-2010). (Rising Star attorneys represent the Top 2.5% of their profession in Southern California for lawyers 40 year old and younger).

Selected to Super Lawyers:
Southern California Rising Stars 2010
Southern California Rising Stars 2009
Southern California Rising Stars 2008
Southern California Rising Stars 2007
Southern California Rising Stars 2006