Johnston & Hutchinson LLP is a team of quiet professionals impassioned by winning cases.

Thomas J. Johnston, Esq. Partner.
Thomas specializes in the trial of catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. Thomas is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an invitation-only organization comprised of experienced trial lawyers and trial judges. He has earned an excellent reputation from his opponents, peers, and judges for trial skills. Recent highlights include obtaining two verdicts and three settlements totaling more than twenty five million dollars. Thomas was recently recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the Top 20 lawyers in California under age 40, and was a finalist for the prestigious 2011 Street Fighter of the Year Award from the Consumer Attorneys of California. Review Thomas Johnston’s profile on

Nicholas M. Hutchinson, Esq. Partner.
Nicholas is widely considered one of the finest business and insurance bad faith trial lawyers in Los Angeles. He specializes in the management and trial of complex legal matters in the state and United States district court throughout California. Nicholas is serially recognized as a “Super Lawyer Rising Star” by West Publishing, a distinction available to less than 5% of lawyers in California. Review Nicholas Hutchinson’s profile on

Brian F. Needelman, Esq. Member.
Brian specializes in pleadings, writs, and appeals. Brian is a graduate of UCLA Law School and is an active member of several bar organizations.

Patrick L. Johnston Esq., Of Counsel.
Patrick applies his forty years of trial practice as an aviation and utility defense lawyer to the Firm’s most complicated cases.