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Paul R. Johnson

Paul R. Johnson

Appellate Lawyer
KIng & Spalding LLP
San Francisco, CA
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About Paul R. Johnson

Attorney Biography

Partner at King & Spalding LLP

J.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1984

B.A. cum laude, Yale University, 1981

With emphasis on appellate practice in federal courts and California state courts, Paul R. Johnson typically represents major corporations in complex cases. His experience includes all phases of trial-court and appellate-court litigation. His broad substantive-law experience includes matters involving antitrust, employment, energy, environmental, infrastructure, intellectual property, land use, product liability, real property, reputation, and constitutional issues.

Paul is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a specialist in appellate law. He is a past chair of the 16-member Committee on Appellate Courts of the State Bar of California and has presented on appellate law and practice. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Practice Areas

Appellate Law (100%)

Résumé - Paul R. Johnson

Bar Licenses

California State Bar
Member in Good Standing


UC Berkeley School of Law
UC Berkeley School of Law

Specialty Certifications

State Bar of California
Board Certified Specialist
Appellate Law
State Bar of California


California Lawyers Association, Litigation Section
California Lawyers Association, Litigation Section

California Lawyers Association

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Paul R. Johnson
KIng & Spalding LLP
101 2nd St Suite 2300
San Francisco, CA 94105
Office: 415-318-1200

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Bar License Information

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Paul R. Johnson - Profile information with the State Bar of California - Find more information about Paul R. Johnson on the State Bar of California website, including: current status, actions affecting eligibility to practice law and disciplinary history.

Specialty Certification Information

Appellate Law Specialty Certification -

CBLS Board Certification in Appellate Law - Lawyers certified in appellate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this specific area of the law.

The CBLS defines appellate law as the "practice of law dealing with procedural and substantive aspects of matters before state and federal appellate courts."

The appellate courts include the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, the federal Court of Appeals, the California Court of Appeal, and comparable appellate court.