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Carin Leanne Johnson

Carin Leanne Johnson

Partner at the Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson
  • Juvenile Law, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • California, California
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Summary

Carin Johnson is a passionate defender of parents’ rights and has practiced dependency and juvenile law for over 27 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Chico State University and is a graduate of Golden Gate University, School of Law, 1993.

In September 2010, Carin presented oral argument in the California First District Court of Appeal, involving a case where the dependency court denied her client reunification services and sought to terminate her parental rights. Carin fought hard for the mother and won a rare REVERSAL, of the lower court’s ruling. This changed California law.

Again, Carin argued a wrongfully-accused parent in a multiple broken bone case and got a unanimous reversal in the California Court of Appeals, Fourth District. The case was ordered to be sent back to trial again – and another unanimous reversal resulted in the eventual return of the child to the parents’ care. Carin Johnson fought with the court in both trials, wrote both appeals, obtained reversals in both appeals, (the first one was reversed by the appellate court to “prevent a substantial injustice”) and eventually, the child was REUNIFIED with her parents and returned home.

Another one of Carin’s cases made national headlines in 2003 with the infamous “spitball case” where an overzealous DA prosecuted an eighth grader for shooting spitballs in the hallway at school. Carin was featured on Greta Van Sustren, “On the Record” and the Bill O’Reilly show, “The O’Reilly Factor” and on the BBC.

Carin JohnsonI has significant Court experience presenting direct and cross-examination of experts on "alleged" shaken baby syndrome allegations (now abusive head trauma), forensic pathology, severe physical abuse allegations, broken bones, psychologists, SART nurses, doctors, and child abuse experts, sex abuse experts, as well as broken bone experts, emergency room and abusive head trauma experts, and child forensic interviews.

Practice Areas
    Juvenile Law
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
ID Number: 165436
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California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 165436
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson
- Current
I am in a partnership with Peter J. Johnson at the Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson. The majority of my 25-year practice has been focused on juvenile law. I have litigated 100's of cases, shaken baby, abusive head trauma, general abuse, criminal defense, death cases (25 to life), I have practiced in counties all over the State of California. Specifically, I have experience presenting direct and cross experts and cross-examination, in Court, on shaken baby syndrome allegations now abusive head trauma, forensic pathologist experts, severe physical abuse allegations, broken bones, psychologists, SART nurses, doctors, and child abuse experts, sex abuse experts, as well as broken bone experts, emergency room and abusive head trauma experts, and child interviewing process in the area of suggestibility and the tainting of children and it’s effects during interviews as well as forensic interviews.
Education
California St Univ Chico
Undergraduate Degree
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Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Law Degree
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Awards
Certificate of Appreciation
California Superior Court - Contra Costa County
Professional Associations
Contra Costa County Bar Association
Member
Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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Trauma Center of Solano County
Consultant
Current
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National Association of Child Defense Counsel
Member
Current
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California State Bar  # 165436
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Can CPS/CFS Social Workers Really Provide Reasonable Services During Covid-19?
Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson
CPS/CFS Must Provide Reasonable Services! – Do Not Let Them Get Away With Taking Your Child, Putting The File In A Stack Of Other Files And Then Do Nothing
Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson
Morgan M. v. Superior Court of San Diego (2014 Unpublished Opinion)
California Court of Appeal (4th District)
Morgan M. v. Superior Court of San Diego (2013 Unpublished Opinion)
California Court of Appeal (4th District)
L.Z. v. Superior Court
California Court of Appeal (1st District)
Speaking Engagements
Juvenile Dependency Law (Speaker and Creator), Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College
Speaker and creator of a presentation on Juvenile Dependency Law provided to students at Los Medanos College. I have engaged in this speaking capacity in from 2009-2011 & 2014-2019.
AFCC Conference - Speaker
Gender Bias
Cross Over Issues in Domestic Violence Cases and Juvenile Court
How to Handle Sex Abuse Cases
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson: Your Bay Area Legal Team
Contact & Map
Law Office of Johnson & Johnson
2125 Oak Grove Rd Ste 315
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Telephone: (925) 952-8900
Fax: (925) 952-8902
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