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Benjamin M. Johnson

Benjamin M. Johnson


Modesto Office 209.576.0111 Vcard Email

Areas of Focus:

Ben is a skilled litigator with experience spanning all stages of litigation, from case inception through trial and post-trial proceedings. His practice focuses on all aspects of business litigation, as well as trust and estate litigation. Having represented a broad spectrum of clients which range from Fortune 500 companies to private individuals, Ben consistently achieves excellent results in matters of varying size, exposure, and complexity.  During each of the past four years (2018-2021), Ben has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by California Super Lawyers® in the area of business litigation, a distinction that recognizes top California lawyers in their practice area.

Ben was born in Stockton, California but moved to Modesto at a young age when his father started a small business which specialized in the manufacturing of food processing equipment. Prior to his legal career, Ben served the local agricultural industry by manufacturing equipment used for almond processing and industrial air filtration. Ben is a graduate of Fred C. Beyer High School in Modesto, where he currently serves as a coach for the school’s mock trial program.

Ben spends most of his free time playing golf and supporting his two young sons in their many activities.

Professional Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • Eastern District of California
  • Northern District of California


  • “Taking a Claim Through the Litigation Process From Start to Finish,” Annual PARMA Conference, Anaheim, California, February 10, 2015.
  • "2017 Employment Law Update," Stanislaus County Bar Association, Modesto, CA, April 21, 2017.

Activities / Memberships

  • Stanislaus County Bar Association
  • Wray Ladine American Inn of Court
  • Del Rio Country Club
  • Volunteer Attorney Coach – Fred C. Beyer High School Mock Trial Team


  • University of California School of Law, Davis, CA, J.D., 2013
    • Dean's Merit Scholar
    • Moot Court Honors Board
    • Moot Court Competitions Team
    • Ranked Top-10 Overall Appellate Advocate in the Class of 2013
    • Pro Bono Certificate Recipient
  • California State University, Stanislaus, Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences, 2009 (magna cum laude)
    • Dean's List (all semesters)