Peter Johnson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Walnut Creek, CA

Law Office of Johnson & Johnson
 | 2125 Oak Grove Road, Suite 315
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Phone: 925-247-1398
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (70%),
  • Civil Rights (30%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Peter Johnson is a partner with Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson in Walnut Creek, California. A top-ranked and award-winning trial lawyer with more than 28 years of total legal experience, Mr. Johnson focuses his practice primarily on criminal law, and he provides exceptional and effective defense counsel to clients throughout Contra Costa County and the surrounding areas of the Oakland/San Francisco Bay area who face charges for DUI and other felonies and misdemeanors.

Along with criminal defense, Mr. Johnson also handles serious civil rights violation claims, and he has gained a reputation as a fierce and tireless advocate who fights hard to help his clients achieve the favorable results they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. He is very comfortable in the courtroom, and he has earned a long record of securing successful results for his clients in state and federal courts across his region.

Among his most notable successes, he secured an award of more than $3.25 million for a family that had been victimized by a local police department and social services in a scheme to unlawfully remove their child from their household.

Recognized for his outstanding professionalism and service as well as his ability to shake the foundations of local law enforcement, Mr. Johnson has earned the President’s Award for Science from the California DUI Lawyers Association as well as the Juvenile Justice Award from the Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall. He has also received perennial top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and he has received numerous five-star reviews along with many referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1987 graduate of St. Mary's College, Mr. Johnson obtained his Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1993. He is a board member of the California DUI Lawyers Association, and he served three years as chairman of the Contra Costa Bar Association's Criminal Section. He is also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College of DUI Defense and The State Bar of California's Criminal Section, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30%Civil Rights


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Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

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About Peter Johnson

Admitted: 1993, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Juvenile Justice Award presented by the Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall, Juvenile Justice Award, Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall, 2008
  • President's Award for Science provided for excellence demonstrated regarding DUI forensic science., President's Award for Science, California DUI Lawyers Association, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board Member (2017 to Present) - California DUI Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Member (2005 - Present) - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005
  • Member (2005 - Present) - National College of DUI Defense, 2005
  • Member (2005 - Present) - California DUI Lawyers Association, 2005
  • Member (1993 – Present) - California Bar Association Criminal Section, 1993
  • Chairman of Section (2009 – 2012) - Contra Costa Bar Association Criminal Section, 2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Contra Costa Criminalistics Lab Discovery – Criminal Defense Discovery (2008)
  • DUI Defense for the Community – DUI (2003)
  • Lawyer’s Role in the Community – Legal Profession (2006)
  • Breath Testing Procedures and GERD – DUI Breath Tests (2007)
  • Judicial Courtroom Policy – Judicial Courtroom Policy (2007)
  • Making Probation Work for You – Effectively Using the Probation Department to the Benefit of Client (2007)
  • Confrontation in the Courts – Sixth Amendment Confrontation Rights (2008)
  • Criminalistics Lab Tour – Video Tour of County Criminal Lab (2009)
  • Contra Costa DUI Defense – What Works What Don’t – DUI Defense (2008)
  • Jeopardy in the Courtroom – Evidence Review (2008)
  • Judicial Evaluation for Contra Costa County – Judicial Evaluation (2008)
  • Confrontation Rights and Partition Ratio Legal Update – DUI Defense Case Update (2009)
  • 2016 – Present, CALIFORNIA DRUNK DRIVING DEFENSE (TAYLOR AND JOHNSON), Thompson Publishing Group
  • DUI Fundamentals – DUI Defense (2010)
  • From the Cradle to the Grave – Effect of Undue Influence on the Credibility of the Court System (2010)
  • California DUI Lawyers Association – Fresno Seminar – Blood Analysis for Alcohol (2012)
  • California DUI Lawyers Association- NorCal meeting – Uncertainty In Chemical Testing for Alcohol (2012)
  • California DUI Lawyers Association – Southern California Conference – Uncertainty in Chemical Testing for Alcohol (2013)
  • California DUI Lawyers Association – Southern California Nuts and Bolts Seminar – Cross Examination of Blood Analyst (2013)

Representative Clients:

  • Dent v. Pacific Bell - Plaintiff Monetary Verdict
  • People v. C.A. - Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Bowen v. Ryan - Monetary Verdict in favor of Client
  • People v. J.H. - Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • People v. W.H. - Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • People v. R.N. - Dismissal Motion Granted During Trial

Educational Background:

  • St. Mary's College - Bachelors, 1987
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Office Location for Peter Johnson

2125 Oak Grove Road
Suite 315
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Phone: 925-247-1398

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Last Updated: 12/28/2020

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