Peter Johnson teaches Criminal Trial Advocacy. His areas of interest include trial advocacy, criminal justice, business litigation and public interest law.
Johnson currently operates his own law practice in Los Angeles, where he represents individuals and entities charged with complex criminal offenses in state and federal courts. He is also a member of the federal indigent defense panel in Los Angeles, where he represents indigent clients before the United States District Court in Los Angeles and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Previously, he was a trial attorney with the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles and Baltimore, and a litigation attorney with a law firm in Washington, D.C.
Johnson earned his B.S. at University of Maryland at College Park and his J.D. from University of Maryland School of Law (Order of Barristers). In law school, he was a member of the National Trial Team and the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Robert M. Bell, Chief Judge for the Court of Appeals of Maryland and the Honorable Alexander Williams, United States District Judge for the District of Maryland. He also received his M.B.A. from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, where he lived and taught graduate and undergraduate level courses in business and law.