About our Principal

Rick B. Johnson

Rick B. Johnson

Managing Shareholder

Rick B. Johnson is the Managing Shareholder of RJ Law Firm, PC. For more than a decade, Rick has focused on counseling clients in the domestic and international financial markets. He is a recognized authority in the viatical and life settlement industries and is often called upon to provide advice on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions.

In addition to his corporate practice, Rick has considerable experience litigating high-stakes matters. Over the years, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of contentious cases, including wrongful death, insurance fraud, maritime law, business disputes, professional malpractice and employment discrimination.

Rick attended UCLA on an academic scholarship and earned his undergraduate degree in just three years. He went on to Chapman University School of Law, earning a Dean‘s Scholarship and numerous other awards. During his time at Chapman, Rick also clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento. After graduating law school at 23, Rick became one of the youngest attorneys admitted to practice law in California.

While not serving his clients, he enjoys frequent camping trips and other outdoor activities with his daughters as Chief of their Indian Princess tribe. Rick is active in his community and serves on the Board of a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization focused on strengthening father/daughter relationships. When not busy with professional, charitable and family activities, Rick likes to mountain bike and cheer for UCLA athletics.

  • Bar and Court Admissions

    The State Bar of California, 1999

    U.S. District Courts – Central, Southern, Northern, Eastern

    U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Chapman University School of Law, J.D. 1999

    Dean’s Awards for Academic Excellence in Constitutional Law, Government Contracts and Conflict of Laws

    Recepient, Dean’s Scholarship

    Editor, NEXUS: A Journal of Opinion

    Selected for Who’s Who in American Law Students

  • University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 1996

    Earned undergraduate degree in 3 years

    Marketing Assistant, UCLA Athletic Department

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What People Are Saying

Rick is the rare attorney who is both able to balance an aggressive litigation stance with an eye toward cost containment for the client. By never losing sight of the big picture, he is able to be an effective advocate for his clients.

Scott DavenportPartner, Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP

I endorse this lawyer. Good legal skills tempered with sound logic — a winner in my book!

Aashish DesaiManaging Shareholder, Desai Law Firm

Rick is innovative, perceptive, and aggressive… ideal attributes for counsel.

Juliana ButlerPrincipal, Law Office of Juliana L. Butler