“I grew up in a home where personal rights were valued and the rights of others were important. My mother always emphasized the importance of women having the same opportunities to do the same work as men. In college, I was most inspired by my professors who actually participated in the civil rights movement. It was only natural then for me to go to law school in hopes of making my living advocating for the rights of others.

After 10 years of litigation, I decided it was time to change the focus of my legal practice to guiding employers to understand the rights of their employees. This way, employers will stay in compliance with the law; employees rights will be respected; and, I could stay true to what has always motivated me – advocating for the rights of others.

Hence the creation of Johnson Employment Law – my own firm devoted to counseling, training, and investigations – all in an effort to protect the rights of California employees.”

Brenna Johnson formed Johnson Employment Law after 10 years of defending companies in litigation. Ms. Johnson observed the strain litigation puts on employees and management—affecting both company morale and productivity. Ms. Johnson decided she could use her litigation experience to counsel California business owners and avoid litigation.

Ms. Johnson has represented hundreds of employers in matters ranging from sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour litigation to general employment advice. Ms. Johnson prides herself in providing professional, practical, and solutions-oriented counsel to her clients. Ms. Johnson knows the importance of getting a job done right—and on budget—and works closely with her clients to help them navigate California employment and labor laws so they are always in compliance with the law.


University of San Diego J.D.

University of California, San Diego – B.A. in History, Minor in Law & Society

Association of Workplace Investigator’s Training Institute Certification

Professional Affiliations

  • California State Bar
  • Association of Workplace Investigators
  • Orange County Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • American Association of University Women

Ms. Johnson played on the Women’s Soccer team at University California, San Diego and was an NCAA Division III National Champion in 1995 and 1997. Ms. Johnson still plays indoor and outdoor soccer every week, has a devoted yoga practice, and is an avid Laker fan.