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Erik S. Johnson

Erik S. Johnson

San Jose, California

Erik Steven Johnson is a dedicated criminal defense attorney, with a unique passion for defending the legal rights of his clients. His particular legal expertise includes, but is not limited to: driving under the influence (DUI) domestic violence, hit-and-run, drug related offenses, theft (both petty and grand) sex crimes among many more. He is committed to providing the best legal representation to his clients and has a high degree of client satisfaction. He is painstakingly detail-oriented.

Mr. Johnson is an honors-scholarship graduate from Saint Mary’s College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in political theory. He has a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Santa Clara University and was awarded both the CALI and Witkins Award for Excellence in Criminal Law. He received his initial criminal practice training at the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office where he worked on misdemeanors and felonies alike, including rape, child-abuse/molestation and identity theft. Mr. Johnson also worked for a large criminal defense firm on high profile cases before opening his own practice. In addition to his criminal work, Mr. Johnson worked for a very large civil litigation firm giving him insight into many areas of the law. As an attorney Mr. Johnson is a steadfast advocate in court who has built a good rapport with Bay Area Superior Court judges and attorneys alike.

Mr. Johnson is a member of the State Bar of California (including the criminal law section) and the Santa Clara and San Mateo County Bar Associations. His education and experience have given him particular expertise in legal research and argument.

Mr. Johnson is a jazz pianist who also enjoys reading, water-skiing and fishing in his free time.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Drug Crimes
  • Marijuana Cultivation and Possession
  • Felonies
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary and Robbery
  • Hit and Run
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Theft
  • Sex Crimes
  • Traffic Violations


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Awarded both the CALI and Witkins Award for Excellence in Criminal Law
  • Saint Mary’s College
    • Major: Political Theory

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section, Member
  • Santa Clara Bar Association, Member
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers California DUI Lawyers Association Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
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