Our Attorneys

Paul A. Matiasic

Partner

Paul Matiasic is trial lawyer focused on providing big-firm-caliber representation with the personalized attention that only a litigation boutique can offer. His practice consists of representing clients in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases throughout California.

Mr. Matiasic obtained his undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University. Thereafter, he matriculated to Pepperdine University School of Law where he was on the Dean's List, served as President of the student body, participated in Moot Court, was a student mentor, and volunteered at the Union Rescue Mission Legal Clinic. He also attended Oxford University, where he studied International and European Union law, in which he placed first in his class.

As a founding partner of Matiasic & Johnson LLP since 2007, Mr. Matiasic has obtained scores of six- and seven-figure settlements for his clients across a wide swath of cases, ranging from motor vehicle and premises liability cases, to product liability and medical malpractice actions. In 2009, he successfully obtained a precedent-setting multiple seven-figured settlement in an amputation case on the Central Coast. In 2011, he was trial counsel in what is believed to be the highest wrongful death jury verdict in the history of Madera County in a dangerous condition of public property case. The five-week-long trial was vigorously defended by some of Caltrans' most experienced trial attorneys.

Mr. Matiasic's courtroom successes and advocacy on behalf of his clients have been chronicled in such publications as the Oakland Tribune, Fresno Bee, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Sierra Star, Mercury News, The Contra Costa Times, KTVU-TV 2, KION-TV, and KSBW. He has been recognized in Madison's Who's Who, and has been named to Superlawyers' Northern California Rising Stars for multiple years. He has also been selected to the National Trial Lawyers' Top 40 Under 40 and Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and is now a Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys. Mr. Matiasic is a member of the State Bar of California, Consumer Attorneys of California, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association, where he serves on the Advisory Committee.

Scott L. Johnson

Partner

Mr. Johnson's practice focuses on personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, medical malpractice, and public entity liability claims.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Johnson completed his undergraduate education at California State University at Stanislaus, obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree, with honors, in 1993. Mr. Johnson then attended Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, obtaining his J.D. in 1996. While attending law school, his studies focused on torts, civil litigation, and trial advocacy.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Johnson joined a civil litigation boutique specializing in wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims. Within the first two years of his law practice, Mr. Johnson had the early opportunity to try several cases to verdict, including his first jury trial to verdict as lead trial counsel. The result was a six-figure judgment against a hospital for premises liability where the settlement offer going into trial by the hospital was a waiver of costs.

Since then, Mr. Johnson has tried several cases to verdict in both State and Federal Courts for plaintiffs and defendants with successful results. Additionally, Mr. Johnson was been involved in several post-trial appeals in both State and Federal Courts

Mr. Johnson is a member of the State Bar of California, American Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.

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