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Name: William R. Johnston
Address: Zanzinger & Johnston
  PO BOX 370026
  Montara, CA 94037-26

Telephone:(650) 563-9162Fax:(650) 535-4535  
      

Email: johnston@coastwave.net

Fees: $250 per hour  
Other Costs:  

BAR Number:0066338

Attorney: xNon-Attorney Professional Mediator/Arbitrator:         Retired Judge/Justice:  

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Since 1987 I have been appointed by the San Mateo County Superior Court to serve as arbitrator for in excess for 100 cases. I have also been appointed to serve as arbitrator by the San Mateo County Bar Association on fee disputes.
Neutral
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I have been a plaintiffs attorney handling personal injury and civil rights matters for 30 years. I have extensive experience trying cases to juries. Within our firm we routinely do neutral evaluations for other attorneys with whom we practice.
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SubjectPersonal Injury:xEmployment: Business: Real Estate: 
Matter:Legal Malpractice: Public Agency: Probate: Construction: 
 Medical Malpractice: Environmental: Insurance: Securities: 
 Product Liability: Landlord-Tenant / Neighborhood: Dental Malpractice: 
 Foreign Language(s): Intellectual Property/High Technology:  
 Accoutings:  Conservatorships/Guardianships:  Wills/Trusts: 
 Other: Civil rights

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Arbitration
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I discuss the case with the attorneys, solicit stipulations as to the points which are not an issue, and then once we have defined the contested contentions, I take evidence narrowly focused to address those matters. I then decided the case as I would if I were the judge at trial.
Neutral
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This varies depending upon the dynamics of the individual case. In general, I will need to learn from each party the strength and weakness both of their own cases and their opponents cases and the evaluation will then factor in range of damages and probability of success.
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Approximately 95% of my litigation work is done in San Mateo County. I am a trial lawyer handling both civil and criminal cases. In large part, because of the criminal work, I have tried in excess of 100 cases to juries. I have litigated several cases in most Bay Area counties as well as Federal District Court.
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I have been employed as a trial attorney in San Mateo County for over 30 years. I have also tried cases in all Bay Area counties and the Federal venue. I have tried in excess of 100 jury trials. My practice is evenly divided between civil and criminal litigation. My civil work primarily consists of plaintiff's personal injury and other litigation matters. I have served as a judicial arbitrator in well over 100 arbitrations.

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