Christopher B. Johnson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Pasadena, CA

Law Office of Christopher B. Johnson
 | 527 South Lake Avenue, Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 888-503-7615
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (70%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile

Christopher B. Johnson is the founder and owner of Christopher B. Johnson, Attorney at Law, which has offices in Pasadena, Indian Wells and Chino Hills, California. Representing the needs of a diverse range of clients throughout Southern California, Mr. Johnson focuses his practice on estate planning and elder law, as well as probate and trust litigation.

Before branching out on his own, Mr. Johnson served as senior vice president and senior trust officer for a major financial services provider, where he gained invaluable experience handling wealth transfer and trust matters for high net worth and ultrahigh net worth clients. He then helped establish another prominent estate planning and probate practice in Pasadena prior to founding his current law office.

Throughout his career, Mr. Johnson has earned a reputation for delivering the personalized attention his clients deserve while assisting them with protecting their assets and creating lasting legacies for their heirs and loved ones. Recognized for his success, the National Advocates voted him into its list of Top 100 lawyers in the country, and he has received numerous other awards and honors as well.

Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Johnson has appeared on NBC-TV, offering in-depth legal commentary on estate planning and probate issues, and he routinely conducts lectures and speaking engagements before various attorney and community groups. Mr. Johnson was recently appointed to myLawCLE's advisory board, and he is active with the trust and estates section of both the Los Angeles County and Pasadena bar associations.

A 1991 graduate of Wheaton College, Mr. Johnson attended Pepperdine School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1994. Along with practicing before all of California's state courts, he also practices before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

A native of Southern California, Mr. Johnson serves his local community through his involvement with the City of Hope Music and Entertainment Industry Committee, and he serves on the board of the Cancer Support Community — Pasadena.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (70%): Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Estate & Trust Litigation (30%): Will Contests

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Will Contests


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Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020

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About Christopher Johnson

Admitted: 1994, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Rated a "Top Attorney" by peers in Pasadena Magazine., Top Attorneys, Pasadena Magazine, 2009
  • “Superb” 10.0 rating from Avvo
  • Received this ranking last two years by an independent trial advocacy lawyers' group., Top 100 Attorneys - California, The National Advocates, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • City of Hope Music and Entertainment Industry Committee, Member
  • United States District Court, Central District
  • California
  • Pasadena Bar Associations, Member
  • Trusts & Estates sections of the Los Angeles County, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  •  Board of the Cancer Support Community – Pasadena, Member
  • Pro bono will program at Burbank Joslyn Senior Center., 1996

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker for continuing legal education for myLawCLE, Lorman, San Gabriel Valley Fiduciary Roundtable and Pincus Professional Education., Lecturer, 2012

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Wheaton College, 1991, 1991

Industry Groups

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Pasadena Bar Association
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Office Location for Christopher B. Johnson

527 South Lake Avenue
Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone: 888-503-7615

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Last Updated: 5/23/2019

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