Patrick Johnson


Patrick brings his federal civil litigation experience to bear for his clients in class actions and other complex civil litigation. His primary focus is on consumer protection, securities, and antitrust.

Before joining Girard Sharp, Patrick clerked for Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler of the Northern District of California. He also litigated at an Am Law Top 100 law firm practicing complex commercial litigation and white-collar investigations.

Patrick earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. In addition to his coursework, Patrick interned for the U.S. Department of State and was a judicial extern for the Supreme Court of California, working under Associate Justice Ming W. Chin. He also competed in several mock trial competitions, including winning the Western Division of the National Trial Competition. Patrick continues to coach Berkeley Law mock trial teams in his free time.

Patrick has also volunteered with the Federal Pro Bono Project of the San Francisco Bar Association, representing a plaintiff who alleged the City of Hayward discriminated against him in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Outside of the courtroom, Patrick is an avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast. He has backpacked throughout California and cycled from Vancouver B.C. to San Francisco.

  • Law Clerk, U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler (Northern District of California)
  • Judicial Extern, Associate Justice Ming W. Chin (California Supreme Court)
  • D. University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • A., International Studies, University of California, San Diego, cum laude
  • A., History, University of California, San Diego, cum laude
  • California
  • Consumer Protection
  • Antitrust
  • Securities