William C. Johnson

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Oakland, California

Bennett & Johnson, LLP
William C. Johnson
Bennett & Johnson, LLP

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in California since: 1979

Education: John F Kennedy University- College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2014, 2016 - 2024

Bennett & Johnson, LLP

1939 Harrison Street
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612 Visit website


Dedicated to championing the rights of individuals who have been adversely affected through no fault of their own, William C. Johnson is a zealous legal practitioner and partner at Bennett Johnson, LLP, in Oakland, California. He adeptly handles personal injury cases in Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Solano County, Napa County and Santa Rosa within the state, focusing on:

  • Wrongful death
  • Animal and dog bites
  • Medical malpractice
  • Birth injury
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Slip-and-fall mishaps
  • Trucking accident
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Product liability

With an impressive four decades of experience in the legal field, Mr. Johnson’s primary objective revolves around achieving the most favorable outcomes possible. Furthermore, he has effectively secured over five hundred million dollars through arbitration, settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients.

A long-standing resident of Northern California, Mr. Johnson completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1972. Later, he attended John F. Kennedy University School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1978. He obtained his license to practice in California a year after he graduated from law school.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Johnson is an active member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Napa County Bar Association, the Contra Costa County Bar Association, the Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers’ Association, the American Association for Justice, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Alameda County Bar Association.

Mr. Johnson has been named to the list of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers. He has been granted membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for his excellence in advocacy skills. He has also been honored with the pro bono award from the Napa County Bar Association, acknowledging his exceptional accomplishments in voluntary service. Notably, he is rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell and holds a perfect "10.0" rating on Avvo, along with many positive testimonials on the site.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 70% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1979, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.bennettjohnsonlaw.com/william-johnson.html

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Napa County Bar Association, Volunteer
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Alameda/Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
Educational Background:
  • University of California Berkeley
  • Named, Northern California Super Lawyers® list
  • Rated “AV” Peer Review, Martindale–Hubbell®
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Attorneys
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum®

Office location for William C. Johnson

1939 Harrison Street
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510-721-4155


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2014, 2016 - 2024

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