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JJ Johnston, Mediator, Los Angeles, California.

JJ Johnston

Johnston Mediation
1055 W. 7th Street
33rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: (213) 805-5885
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Recognized to California Chapter for Mediation
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  • Practice Commenced2017
  • # of MEDS (as of 14/7/24)800
  • # of ARBS (as of 14/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


JJ Johnston is a highly experienced employment and class action mediator, and the founder of Johnston Mediation. He has over 20 years of experience as a mediator and nearly 30 years of experience as an employment attorney, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of cases, including wage and hour class actions, PAGA claims, wrongful terminations, discrimination and retaliation cases, sexual harassment cases, prevailing wage claims, fair pay act claims, and defamation claims.

He has completed multiple certifications and trainings in mediation and negotiation, including the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law and the Harvard Law School Negotiation Workshop. He is also a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators. His mission is to help parties reach mutually beneficial outcomes, using his extensive legal knowledge and experience, his communication and listening skills, and his creative and collaborative approach. He has successfully mediated complex and high-stakes matters, and has earned a reputation for being fair, trustworthy, and effective.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Labor/Unions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA


  • University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. 1976)
  • McGeorge School of Law (J.D. 1986)
  • Harvard Law School Negotiation Training Program
  • Pepperdine University's “Mediating the Litigated Case” Training Program.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • International Academy of Mediators - Distinguished Fellow
  • Member of California State Bar since December, 1986
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California, December, 1986
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, March 1992
  • United States Supreme Court, June 1990
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California, August 2017.

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