Thomas J. Johnston is a partner at Johnston & Hutchinson LLP in Los Angeles, California, where he concentrates his practice on the trial of personal injury, including catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death matters. He represents clients throughout United States.
Johnston has recovered numerous significant verdicts and settlements for his clients, including four verdicts and three settlements against transportation companies in excess of $55 million dollars. In 2016, he obtained a $22.4 million jury verdict against the City of Los Angeles in a wrongful death matter - setting a courthouse and county record. In 2015, Johnston obtained a $9.5 million recovery for a pedestrian injured by a Los Angeles County bus operator. In 2014, he was co-lead counsel in a significant case that went to the California Courts of Appeal resulting in a landmark decision regarding the duties of landowners who have dangerous conditions on their property.
in 2012, The Los Angeles Daily Journal named Johnston to its list of the top 20 lawyers in California under the age of 40. The National Trial Lawyers named him to its list of the top 100 civil trial lawyers. Mr. Johnston is also featured in the 21st edition of the publication "The Best Lawyers in America" and was a finalist for the Consumer Attorneys of California's Street Fighter of the Year award in 2011.
Johnston is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a prominent invitation-only organization, and has spoken on litigation-related topics for professional organizations and educational institutions. He served as a member of the board of advisers at Verbum Dei High School in Watts, California.
Johnston served as an intelligence officer for US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 (BN) in Baghdad, Iraq during the Surge Campaign of 2007 and 2008.
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