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Jerri L. Johnson Attorney at Law
Los Angeles Office
213.623.6336 fax
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Bar Admissions

  • California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California (J.D.)
  • Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa (B.S.)

Jerri L. Johnson

Jerri L. Johnson is a Partner at the Los Angeles office of Murchison & Cumming, focusing her practice in transportation matters. She brings a distinguished 35 years of experience defending clients in civil litigation, including commercial trucking litigation, product liability, construction workplace injuries, and general tort claims such as complex automobile accidents and premises liability. Jerri has acted as lead or sole trial counsel on multiple jury and bench trials and has successfully briefed and argued appellate issues before the California Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court.

Jerri earned her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, following her Bachelor of Science from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only organization that honors trial lawyers with impeccable reputations and personal character.

Jerri is a highly sought-after speaker in the legal industry, having taught seminars on topics such as early resolution strategies, presentation of evidence at trial, and defending Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) claims for various well-respected professional organizations. In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the legal field, Jerri was selected by AIG (formally Chartis) Insurance as one of its "Top Ten Lawyers," an honor that highlights her commitment to delivering superior client service.

Outside the office, Jerri is an avid tennis player and is currently learning Italian. She has a passion for travel, with Italy being one of her favorite destinations.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Defense Research Association (DRI) 
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)
  • Trucking Industry Defenses Association (TIDA)