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Samuel B. Johnston

Samuel B.  Johnston

180 Harbor Drive
Suite 231
Sausalito, California 94965
United States

Telephone: (415) 377-0415
Firm: Law Office of Samuel B. Johnston
Practice Overview:
Welcome to the Law Office of Samuel B. Johnston. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Johnston's law practice focuses primarily on environmental law and entertainment law. A longtime environmental advocate, Mr. Johnston brings to bear his wide knowledge of environmental law, regulation and policy to help environmental organizations and private individuals and entities protect their legal interests. And with significant experience as a recording artist in the music business, Mr. Johnston is well equipped to help artists and businesses with transactional mattters including contract negotiations, business entities, and protecting intellectual property rights. Find out more about what the Law Office of Samuel B. Johnston can do for your legal needs by clicking on "Practice Areas" above.


Professional Profile:
Sam Johnston is licensed to practice law in California state courts and in the federal courts of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Educated at Princeton University and the Golden Gate University School of Law, Mr. Johnston has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1987. Mr. Johnston is a member of the American Bar Association and of the Alameda County Bar Association.

Mr. Johnston was previously a musician and recording artist with several bands including Box Set (Capricorn Records) and has been involved with just about every aspect of operating a band, from setting up business entities to copyright and trademark protection to negotiating and implementing a variety of contracts.

Mr. Johnston's background in environmental law and activism includes leadership roles in several important environmental campaigns in California, including years of advocacy on behalf of groups opposing the logging of ancient redwoods and the damage to watersheds in the redwood region of northern California. Mr. Johnston has served in various capacities for several environmental groups, including on the staff of the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters (BACH) and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC). Mr. Johnston has represented both nonprofit and private clients in matters of environmental law and policy.