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Johnson, Andrew

Andrew L. Johnson

Andrew Johnson is an accomplished business litigator with a proven track record of success in both California state and federal courts.

Andrew has over 15 years of experience handling a wide range of complex business litigation matters, with a primary focus on partnership disputes, including extensive motion practice and discovery in California state and federal courts. He also focuses on breaches of contract, partnerships, trade secrets, and breaches of fiduciary duties.

Andrew’s background in counseling and defending companies in variety of employment claims – including wrongful termination, retaliation, and discrimination matters – bolsters his ability to serve businesses across industries. Additionally, his experience includes analysis of claims and defenses related to property purchase agreements and appeal defense to California Court of Appeal regarding administrative activities and county budget issues.

A hands-on litigator, Andrew takes a proactive approach to manage matters from inception to resolution. He is skilled at preparing and arguing dispositive motions and conducting and defending depositions. Clients regularly call upon him for his ability to provide strategic counseling and effective representation.

Andrew is an avid reader and enjoys spending time at the beach with his wife Melayne and their dogs.

Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (J.D., 2008)
Brigham Young University (B.A., 2004)
State Admissions
California, 2021
Arizona, 2023
New Mexico, 2008
Federal Admissions
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, District of New Mexico
  • Participated in a federal jury trial on a trade secret misappropriation and employment case resulting in jury award of $18 million for client-employer; subsequently handled appeal of trial court’s reversal of jury verdict to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Obtained summary judgement in favor of employer in federal wage and hour claim
  • Successfully mediated numerous claims at both trial court and appellate court levels
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
    • Elks Lodge Volunteer (2022–present)
  • Active 20-30 Club of Albuquerque
    • President (2013–2014)
    • Board Member (2012–2015)
  • New Mexico Medical Review Commission
    • Panel Member (2014–2021)