Johnston Law Firm

Firm Overview

We are an Employment Law firm, representing employees exclusively.

Example cases

Attorney Johnston successfully represented a terminated employee in a case that became the subject of a Geraldo at Large investigative piece. The footage from the show is featured on our website. Mr. Johnston also has been interviewed by various news organizations over the years in his capacity as an experienced employment law attorney. In one such case, he was interviewed by Channel 11 News on a segment about pregnancy discrimination. That video is also featured on our website.

Main Office
333 S. Grand Avenue 35th Floor
Los Angeles  CA  90071
  • (213) 201-6977
  • (877) 571-0091


Free Initial Consultation?
Yes. We offer a free consultation. There is no time limit for the consultation.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
No. We are a 100% contingency fee law firm.
Hourly Rates
N/A. We are a contingency fee law firm.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Emergency after hours available through email.
Office Manager
Nicole Gleason
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?


What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

My firm only handles cases on a contingency fee basis, and we advance costs of litigation. There are no upfront costs for fees for clients to pay.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Approximately 75% of our cases resolve through the mediation process.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?


What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We handle high profile cases that have been in the media spotlight. Our website shows video from several news clips on cases we have handled.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I think that is great. It is much easier representing a client who has educated himself or herself about their rights as an employee.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?


Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?


James Johnston

The firm was established in 1989.

My firm only handles cases on a contingency fee basis, and we advance costs of litigation. There are no upfront costs for fees for clients to pay.

  • Bar Number: 125287
    California , 1986

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