Stephen H. Johanson

Stephen H. Johanson is the principal attorney of the firm. Mr. Johanson was born in Sacramento, California in 1949. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Davis in 1970. He received his juris doctor degree from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1974, where he was associate editor of the Pacific law Journal and a Member of the Traynor Honor Society. He received a master of laws degree from McGeorge in 1983.

Mr. Johanson is a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association and the State Bar of California; he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Tax Court.

Mr. Johanson has over 35 years experience representing businesses and financial institutions as in the areas of corporate and commercial law and representing individuals with regard to estate planning and probate matters. He has also represented media clients before state and federal courts in the areas of press access, the reporter’s privilege and responding to subpoena requests.

Mr. Johanson is an Adjunct Professor of Law at American River College teaching in the areas of Corporate Law and Civil Litigation. He also serves on the American River College Advisory Board – Legal Assisting Program and as a Judge pro-tem for the Sacramento County Superior Court.