Neville Johnson

Founding Partner
Johnson & Johnson LLP
439 North Canon Drive, Suite 200
Beverly Hills,  
United States


Neville L. Johnson Neville L. Johnson founded the Beverly Hills firm of Johnson & Johnson LLP, which specializes in business, media, intellectual property and entertainment litigation, consumer and entertainment class actions, and transactional work. Mr. Johnson has tried 26 jury cases, been nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year by CAALA (board since 2005) and been recognized many times as a ASuperLawyer.@ He is a member of ABOTA, Public Justice (board), and the Beverly Hills Bar Association (board, past Chair Entertainment Section). Every year since 2008, the Hollywood Reporter has designated him one of the top 100 entertainment lawyers in the nation, one of a handful of plaintiff-side attorneys. In 2014 he was so named by the Daily Journal, and in 2013 and 2019 byVariety. He was profiled for his work suing movie studios in the Los Angeles Times, “Contract Sport, 'Go-To' L.A. Lawyer Says Hollywood Studios Are Shortchanging His Clients,” June 25, 2015. He has taught Entertainment and Media Litigation at Southwestern Law School since 2013. The treatise Privacy Torts contains a dedication that he Aranks with Brandeis and Warren as the great defenders of privacy. All America is in his debt.@ He has written many law review articles and columns on entertainment and media issues. ASuing the Media, Supporting the First Amendment: The Paradox of Neville Johnson and the Battle for Privacy,@ 67 Albany Law Review 1097 (2004), examines his career. Articles: “My Big Mouth,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 29, 2019) (when lawyers can be sued for libel or extortion); “Defamation and Invasion of Privacy in the Internet Age,” 25 Southwestern Journal of International Law 9 (2019); Public Relations and the Attorney Client Privilege,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 15, 2017).


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