Mediator Profile - JJ Johnston|
JJ Johnston has been an attorney in California since 1986 and, prior to
closing his law practice to start mediating full time, had practiced
employment law for more than 20 years on both the plaintiff and defense side.
He has substantial experience in all areas of employment law, including
wrongful terminations, discrimination and retaliation cases, sexual
harassment cases, wage and hour
class actions, prevailing wage claims, fair pay act claims, and defamation
claims. While continuing to practice employment law, Mr. Johnston began mediating part time in 2002,
and also was the Executive Director of the National Institute of Advanced
Conflict Resolution (NIACR) from 2005 to 2012. Since that time, he has mediated a large number of employment cases, both as a private mediator, and also as a neutral on various court and appellate mediation panels.
Mr. Johnston continues to contribute 25% of his mediation time to the
courts, and is a Panel Mediator with the United States
District Court, Central District of California, the Orange County Superior
Court, and the Fourth District Court of Appeals, Div. Two.
Mediation Training - Highlights
Hundreds of hours of legal
seminars and training, including the Harvard Law School Negotiation Training
Program and Pepperdine University's “Mediating the Litigated Case” Training Program.
University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. 1976);
McGeorge School of Law (J.D. 1986)
Bar and Court Admissions
Member of California State Bar since
December, 1986; United States District Court, Eastern District of
California, December, 1986; United State District Court, Central District of
California, March 1992; United States Supreme Court, June, 1990.
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