Paul Johnson

King & Spalding LLP

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West 5th Street 633
Los Angeles 90071 CA US

Paul R. Johnson litigates large, complex cases in California state and federal courts. As a partner in our Appellate, Constitutional and Administrative Law practice, Paul represents clients in appellate proceedings. Paul’s work for clients in trial courts often involves unsettled legal issues or complex civil procedure.

Paul’s litigation experience—over 30 years—includes all phases of appellate-court and trial-court proceedings. Certified by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in appellate law, Paul has argued before state and federal appellate courts inside and outside California. Paul previously chaired the Committee on Appellate Courts of the State Bar of California and has presented on appellate law and practice.

Paul’s experience as lead trial counsel informs his work as an appellate advisor on trial teams. At the trial court level, Paul also consults on strategy and handles procedural matters such as personal jurisdiction, forum non conveniens, state-vs.-federal jurisdiction, and choice of law, often in mass litigation.

Paul’s broad substantive-law experience includes administrative review, antitrust, arbitration review, employment, energy, environmental, infrastructure, intellectual property, land use, mass torts, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, other product liability, punitive damages, reputation, securities and constitutional issues.


  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A., Yale University


  • California
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • Certified Specialist, Appellate Law (State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization)
  • State Bar of California


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