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Thomas A. Johnson







Thomas A. Johnson is a former Supervising Deputy District Attorney and former Assistant United States Attorney. As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Johnson worked on organized crime, money laundering and white collar crime. Mr. Johnson has defended some of the most high-profile defendants in the Sacramento area on crimes ranging from murder to money laundering. Mr. Johnson’s clients have included professional athletes and some of the most influential people in the region. Mr. Johnson has tried over 115 cases in over 25 years of practice in criminal law. Over the past two and a half decades, Mr. Johnson has handled some of the most complicated and newsworthy cases in the region with great success.

Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Investigations by the F.B.I. or I.R.S.
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Political Corruption
  • Homicide
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Domestic Violence

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 1985
  • University of San Francisco
    • B.S. - 1981
    • Major: Economics

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America 2014-2020
  • Top Criminal Defense Attorney, Sacramento Business Journal, 2011
  • Sacramento Business Journal-Best of the Bar 2009-2020
  • Northern CA Super Lawyers 2008-2020
  • Sacramento Magazine-Sacramento’s Top Lawyers
  • Americas Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Prosecutor of the Year, 1987
  • United States Department of Justice Integrity Award, 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • United States Eastern District Planning Committee, 2011 to Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, 2006 to Present
  • Cristo Rey High School, Board Chair, 2010 to Present
  • Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment), Board Chairperson, 2004 to 2008
  • National Homicide Symposium, Speaker, 2001 to 2004