Bennett Johnson, LLP

Successful Personal Injury Attorneys Since 1981

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Our dedicated, successful attorneys have won over $500 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Why Choose Bennett Johnson, LLP?

Attorneys Richard C. Bennett & William Johnson
Attorneys Richard C. Bennett and William Johnson founded our firm in 1981.

If you have an injury that is a result of negligence or wrongdoing by another party, you need strong legal representation to maximize compensation for the pain, loss, and expense you have endured. When you choose Bennett Johnson, LLP, you can rest assured that you have one of the most successful and well-established law firms in Northern California working on your behalf. Personal injury law requires that special attention is paid to sensitive and urgent matters, as time is not on your side. Our legal team serves the many diverse communities in the greater San Francisco area. The team at our law firm includes Spanish, Italian, German, and Russian speakers, allowing us to represent clients who are more comfortable speaking their first language.

A proven personal injury lawyer at our Napa, Santa Maria, or Oakland, CA, offices can provide a free consultation to begin building your case today. Call (510) 444-5020 or contact us online to set up an appointment.

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Excellence & Integrity

"I met Mr. Johnson in 1978 after being a victim of a violent crime while at work and my case was not easy; yet, we won an out of court settlement. That really helped. The other two cases, again we won. William is always truthful, doesn't miss any words and 'fights the good fight.' His 'Victory' is always for his clients." - Gary

Practicing Law for Over 40 Years

Richard C. Bennett and William Johnson began our practice with an exclusive focus on personal injury in 1981. Our expanded and recognized team has successfully handled thousands of personal injury cases. We are not afraid to take on large corporations or the insurance companies that support them. Our aggressive, dedicated approach has helped us win over $500 million for our clients.

Verdicts & Settlements

Car Accident

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Attentive Legal Counsel

When you are represented by a personal injury attorney from the law firm of Bennett Johnson, LLP, we handle all aspects of your case. In the difficult times following a personal injury, it is important that you focus on recovery so that you can get back to your life. You do not need to be distracted by insurance company adjusters who are looking out for their company's best interests–you need to get better. Our team will consistently keep you informed of developments as we work with in-house investigators, experts, and authorities to build the strongest case possible.

We are tireless in fighting for each and every client's rights but we also know you have many firms to choose from for your representation. At Bennett Johnson, LLP, we offer free consultations where a personal injury lawyer will review your case. This allows you to know your options so that you can make an educated decision about moving forward with our legal team.

Richard C. Bennett

Richard C. Bennett
Richard C. Bennett

Co-founder of Bennett Johnson, LLP, Mr. Bennett holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and received his legal education from the University of San Francisco. Richard (Rick) Bennett was admitted to the California State Bar in 1974. Rick treats his clients as if they were his own family. He is a thorough, tenacious, and tough personal injury lawyer who is defined by his compassion, respect, and high professional and ethical standards.

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William Johnson

William Johnson
William Johnson

Attorney William Johnson is a co-founding partner who has a wealth of knowledge regarding many areas of law, but he focuses on complex personal injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Johnson's dedication to his clients has been recognized by his peers in the legal field, who have named him as one of the top personal injury attorneys in California. Mr. Johnson attended the University of California, Berkeley for his undergraduate work, and earned his Juris Doctorate at John F. Kennedy University. 

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Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson

The senior associate at the Oakland office of Bennett Johnson, LLP, Andrew Johnson represents clients in a range of personal injury cases. Andrew joined our law firm in 2015 after practicing law for four years as an injury defense attorney. Andrew Johnson attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his undergraduate degree in English. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco where he graduated cum laude in 2011. 

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An Attentive & Fiercely Protective Advocate

"I hired William C. Johnson to represent me after a car accident. Mr. Johnson heatedly defended me against my insurance company's insulting and improbable accusations, which went a long way towards mitigating the nightmarish situation. But Mr. Johnson held firm and tough, and eventually the case was awarded a good settlement. Nationwide is NOT on your side, but William C. Johnson is!" - Alexandria

Frequently Handled Cases

Advocating for Car Accident Victims

Distracted Driver
Distracted driving happens far too frequently and the effects can be nothing short of catastrophic.

Driving is a necessary daily function that requires great care and attention. Unfortunately, many people take driving for granted and fail to recognize the inherent dangers we face every time we get behind the wheel. It takes constant vigilance in order to maintain your own safety as well as that of other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Environmental factors, unpredictable road conditions, poor judgment, and a multitude of other factors can easily result in devastating or fatal injuries.

It is no surprise that in today's information age, distracted driving due to texting and other unsafe habits is causing a rising number of accidents in the Bay Area. Our personal injury lawyers can help you if you have been in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver.

Personal injury law is complex, and insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. The law firm of Bennett Johnson, LLP, is here to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Seeking Justice for Truck Accident Victims

Due to the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks, accidents involving these vehicles often have colossal repercussions. Meanwhile, it requires extensive knowledge of the trucking industry and its regulations to determine who is to blame. Whether your injuries were due to the negligence of a driver, a trucking company, or the manufacturer of a faulty set of brake pads, our attorneys can determine who is responsible for your injuries and pursue maximum compensation.

Accomplished & Widely Recognized

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Bennett Johnson, LLP

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Attorneys Richard C. Bennett & William Johnson

Since 1981, the law firm of Bennett Johnson, LLP, has protected the best interests of clients in Napa, Santa Maria, and throughout the Bay Area. Our accomplished personal injury attorneys are affiliated with a number of professional organizations including the:

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell® Lawyer Ratings
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American College of Trial Lawyers

Contact us online or call our office at (510) 444-5020 to schedule a free consultation today.

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Oakland Office

1901 Harrison St
Ste 1600
Oakland, CA 94612

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Napa Office

1564 First St
Napa, CA 94559

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Santa Maria Office

204 N Vine St
Santa Maria, CA 93454

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