Attorney Lauren Kelly Johnson
  • "I researched a lot of attorneys and had met with two attorneys before speaking with Ms. Johnson and retaining her. I was facing serious charges that could not be on my record, due to my job and was really scared. I felt hopeless & thought my life was ruined...until I found Ms. Johnson..."Read More
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Orange County’s Premier Criminal Defense Law Firm

If you are being investigated for a crime, contact the Johnson Criminal Law Group immediately at (949) 622-5522. Do not speak to anyone about your case until you speak to a criminal defense attorney at the Johnson Criminal Law Group. Even if you are not under arrest, anything you say can be used against you.

In some cases, the attorneys at the Johnson Criminal Law Group can assist clients in stopping a new case in its tracks. You will benefit by having one of our Orange County criminal defense lawyers there to help defend your rights every step of the way. If your case has already been filed, it is not too late to hire a competent and aggressive attorney who knows the ins and outs of the Orange County courts. With over a decade of experience, we will be there with you, advocating on your behalf.

No two cases are alike. We will spend the time to understand your case to develop your defense. Whether this is your first charge or if you have prior convictions on your record, we are here to help you get the best results possible. The attorneys at the Johnson Criminal Law Group have the knowledge and skill to thoroughly evaluate your case, and explore possible legal defenses, and come up with an effective strategy to defend you. We pride ourselves on treating clients with professionalism, courtesy and compassion. We will provide you with the guidance you need to defend against your pending criminal charges in Orange County.

Orange County criminal attorney Lauren K Johnson and her team at the Johnson Criminal Law Group have earned the reputation for being outstanding advocates for clients with knowledge and experience that gets results. The attorneys at the Johnson Criminal Law Group regularly appear at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, the West Justice Center in Westminster, the North Justice Center in Fullerton, the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana, and the Lamoreaux Justice Center in Orange. The attorneys at the Johnson Criminal Law Group are well networked throughout Orange County and Ms. Johnson is the Past President of the South Orange County Bar Association.

The Johnson Criminal Law Group includes the most highly regarded and experienced juvenile dependency/CPS lawyers in Orange County who handle both criminal, juvenile court, DCFS allegations of abuse and neglect against parents, caretakers, foster parents, and family members. The attorneys at the Johnson Criminal Law Group have handled the most serious types of juvenile CPS cases in the system and Ms. Johnson has helped hundreds of families reunite with their children in juvenile dependency matters. Ms. Johnson trains the attorneys at the Johnson Criminal Law Group and other attorneys throughout the state regarding these cases.

The attorneys at the Johnson Criminal Law Group not only fiercely try cases to juries but also argue cases on appeal in front of Courts of Appeal throughout all of California. Lauren K Johnson and the attorneys at the Johnson Criminal Law Group write juvenile dependency appeals for Appellate Defenders, Inc., and Central California Appellate Program. These include the Third District Court of Appeal in Sacramento; the Fourth District Courts of Appeal, Division One in San Diego, Division Two in Riverside, and Division Three in Orange County; and the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Fresno.

At the Johnson Criminal Law Group, we care about how the outcome of your case can affect your life. We have successfully referred many clients to community resources such as drug and alcohol rehabilitation, anger management, domestic violence, parenting, and other counseling programs – some of which at no cost to our clients. The attorneys at the Johnson Criminal Law Group also work with a strong team of investigators and treatment providers to assist clients in crisis and in defending against their cases. We also consult with other attorneys when clients have immigration or licensure issues. We refer clients to other types of attorneys to meet their needs including civil, family law, and immigration attorneys.

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Lauren Johnson was amazing. She explained everything in ways that were easily understood, & answered all of my question. She was respectful, but also open & honest. She started work on my case the first day we met & got results quickly. She demonstrated passion, concern, and showed true feeling for my situation. My expectations were greatly exceeded. I would say she has an incredible attention for detail, & has a real dedication to her work.

Lauren Johnson would be my first recommendation to any of my family or friends similarly in need of legal assistance.

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