Christopher B. Johnson

Top rated estate planning & probate attorney in Glendora, California

Law Office of Christopher B. Johnson
Christopher B. Johnson
Law Office of Christopher B. Johnson

Practice Areas: Estate planning & probate, Estate & trust litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 1994

Education: Pepperdine University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023

Law Office of Christopher B. Johnson

180 N Pennsylvania Ave
Glendora, CA 91741 Visit website


Christopher B. Johnson is the founder and owner of Christopher B. Johnson, Attorney at Law, which has offices in Glendora, 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.

Practice areas

Estate planning & probate, Estate & trust litigation

Focus areas

Estate planning, Probate & estate administration, Trusts, Wills, Will contests

  • 70% Estate planning & probate
  • 30% Estate & trust litigation

First Admitted: 1994, California

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Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Wheaton College, 1991, 1991
  • 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, 2012
  • United States District Court, Central District
  • California
  • Pasadena Bar Associations, Member
  • Trusts & Estates sections of the Los Angeles County, Member
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker for continuing legal education for myLawCLE, Lorman, San Gabriel Valley Fiduciary Roundtable and Pincus Professional Education., Lecturer, 2012
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Probate settlement volunteer, Los Angeles Superior Court, 2019
Industry Groups:
  • Professional Fiduciaries
  • Trust Companies

Office location for Christopher B. Johnson

180 N Pennsylvania Ave
Glendora, CA 91741

Phone: 888-503-7615


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023

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