Teresa Johnson

Teresa Johnson

Trial Lawyer

Contact Information

Practice Areas

Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Employment

Education

J.D., Loyola Law School 2015
B.A., French & Linguistics,
Scripps College 2011

About

Teresa is a trial lawyer practicing in the areas of plaintiff’s personal injury, wrongful death and employment litigation. Along with Dan Kramer, Teresa has second-chaired several trials, and has secured numerous six and seven figure verdicts and settlements for her clients. Since 2016, four of the verdicts have ranked among the top verdicts in the state of California by TopVerdict.com. As her clients’ legal representative during their most difficult times, Teresa is committed to zealously advocating for her clients from the moment the case is signed up and all the way through trial.

In 2018, Teresa graduated from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Plaintiff Trial Academy, a rigorous six-week course designed to teach advanced trial skills. Teresa has also authored several articles on subjects such as cross-examination of expert witnesses and how to conduct jury selection in a premise liability case.

Prior to joining the firm, Teresa attended Loyola Law School, where she earned her Juris Doctorate in 2015. While at Loyola, Teresa gained experience as a judicial extern to the Honorable R. Gary Klausner in the United States District Court, Central District of California. Teresa was President of the Consumer Law Society, a student-run organization intended to educate other students on the role of the Plaintiff’s bar, and was also on the Editorial Board as the Chief Research Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review. In 2015 after graduating, Teresa completed a Fellowship sponsored by the American Board of Trial Advocates, a prominent organization comprised of trial lawyers throughout the nation.

Teresa is currently licensed to practice in California state courts and federal district courts in the Central District of California, and is an active member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. Teresa was selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2020.

Originally from Bloomington, Minnesota, Teresa moved to California in 2007 for her undergraduate degree at Scripps College. When not at work, Teresa enjoys cooking, reading, working out, and going on walks with her cat and boyfriend.

Case Results

$2.84 Million
Personal Injury

After a week-long construction site accident trial in Torrance, CA, the jury came back after only 1.5 hours of deliberation with a verdict of $2,847,500.00 in favor of Plaintiff Carlos Salazar.

$2.1 Million
Personal Injury

Verdict against a public entity for a woman who seriously injured her back when falling in a negligently designed restroom. Selected as one of California’s TOP 100 Verdicts for 2016.

$1.83 Million
Employment

Verdict plus Judgment awarding attorney’s fees on behalf of a low-wage garment worker who was terminated after reporting a work injury at a high end jeans company.

$1.8 Million
Personal Injury

A pharmacy technician was on his way to return a bag to a long time customer who had forgotten some items at the store when he rear-ended Dr. Theis in Pacific Palisades. 

$1 Million
Personal Injury

Our client was at the shooting range with his family when during a cease-fire, he was shot in the abdomen by a man standing two lanes down who improperly handled his gun, causing it to discharge. 

$920 Thousand
Employment

Mr. De Peralta, a chef, was terminated when he injured his knee outside of work.

$850 Thousand
Personal Injury

After going to the restroom to wash his hands, Mr. Perez slipped on a trail of liquid in the hallway leading to the dining room and fell straight down on his knee, hearing a big “crack”.

$662 Thousand
Personal Injury

KTL secured a settlement of $662,500 for a mother, Dana, and child, Sofeah, who were seriously injured when a pickup truck hit them while riding a moped in Nevada.