J. Albert Johnson



ATTORNEY AL JOHNSON is a nationally known trial lawyer. In his many years of practice, he has defended such noteworthy defendants as:

CAPTAIN ERNEST MEDINA - Mai Lai Massacre Cases/Vietnam

JAMES McCORD of Watergate fame in Washington, D.C.

PATTY HEARST in San Francisco and Los Angeles

JUDGE ELWOOD McKENNEY in Massachusetts

PAMELA SMART in New Hampshire

He successfully defended his colleague and lifelong friend, F. LEE BAILEY, in California and also won an acquittal for Senior Superior Court Justice JOSEPH S. MITCHELL, JR., in Massachusetts. He was defense counsel for the so-called "Acton Jogger" in a recent murder case in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and, more recently, defense counsel to BARBARA WALKER in the Walker Navy spy trial cases.

MR. JOHNSON is presently representing PAMELA SMART in her appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States.

MR. JOHNSON has participated in the trial of cases in thirty-three states and has an extensive background in the field of both civil and criminal litigation. He represents some of the country's best known personalities and several of its largest corporate entities. According to a comprehensive national annual survey of attorneys, written by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, Harvard Law School and published by Woodward/White, AL JOHNSON has been voted for the last ten years, or since the survey began, as one of "THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA."

AL JOHNSON'S law enforcement career began with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles where he became Special Assistant to the Registrar and the Registry's legal officer and counsel for over 30 years.

He was also The Legal Officer and Court Prosecutor for the Hingham, Massachusetts Police Department for many years.

MR. JOHNSON is a member of the Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Inspectors Association; The Former Massachusetts State Troopers Association and a Life Member of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association.

MR. JOHNSON is known as "A Lawyer's Lawyer" because of his highly visible representation of judges and lawyers throughout the United States.

Mr. Johnson has appeared as a legal expert and guest on many Radio and Television programs throughout the country including but certainly not limited to the following appearances:


ABC Nightline
ABC Good Morning America
ABC World News Tonight
ABC Radio News CNN Radio News
CNN Aaron Brown
CNN Wolf Blitzer
CNN Miles O’Brien
CNN News International
CNN Arthel Williams
FOX TV The O’Reilly Factor
Inside Edition with Deborah Norville
Phil Donahue Show
ABC Millers Court
FOX Geraldo Rivera
ABC News with Barbara Walters
PBS Boston Common with Emily Rooney
CBS Evening News
ABC Chronicle Documentary “Justice on Trial”
ABC Chronicle Documentary “Crisis in the Courts”
NBC News
ABC News Diane Sawyer
Legal Expert - WRKO Radio Boston
Legal Expert – WBZ-TV Boston
Legal Expert - CH 7 Boston
Legal Expert and Frequent Panel Commentator New England Cable Network Boston
Legal Expert - CH 25 Boston
Legal Expert - CH 68 Boston
Legal Expert – CH 56 Boston
Legal Expert and Commentator CH 5 Boston
Legal Expert and Frequent Guest the Upton Bell Show - WBIX Boston
Legal Expert and Guest The David Brudnoy Show - WBZ Radio Boston (42 State Coverage)
WROL – Boston The Ray Flynn Show
Legal Expert and Frequent Guest The Jerry Williams Show - WRKO and CH 25 Boston
NBC Today Show with Matt Lauer and Katie Couric
Legal Expert—WBZ Radio
Partial List


Selected Subjects of Media Interest

Death Penalty ................................................................................................. Wrong
Mandatory Sentencing ...................................................................................... Wrong
The Grand Jury ................................................................................. A Fraud and Hoax
The Breathalyzer .................................................................................Ongoing Analysis
Palimony is Baloney
High Speed Police Chases ....................................................................................... OK
Crisis in the Court
Justice on Trial
False Positive Drug Testing ....................................................... (Poppy Seeds as OPIUM !)
Casino Gambling ............................................................................................... Wrong
Lawyer Advertising ........................................................................................... Wrong
Fifth Amendment .................................................................................................. OK
Judicial Misconduct
Insurance Reform.............................................................................................. Wrong
Pre-Trial Publicity Patently................................................................................... Wrong
Random Drug or Alcohol Testing .............................................................. Ongoing Analysis
Priest Abuse .................................................................................... Due Process of Law


RESUME


J. ALBERT JOHNSON


Attorney At Law


PERSONAL DATA


Born: Medford Massachusetts


BUSINESS ADDRESSES


Law Office:

6 Whittier Place, Suite 12 P

Charles River Park, Boston, Massachusetts 02114

617-227-8900

Law Office:

920 Mulberry Way

Boca Raton, Florida 33486

561-393-1212

Law Office:

Ellis Ged and Bodden P.A ( Of Counsel )

7171 North Federal Highway

Boca Raton, Florida 33487

561-995-1966


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND


Belmont, Massachusetts, Public Schools

Mount Trinity Academy, Watertown, Massachusetts

St. Mary's High School, Waltham, Massachusetts

Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts - Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1952

Boston College Law School - Bachelor of Law, 1956

Boston College Law School - Juris Doctor Degree, 1969

Boston University Medical School, Auditor-Forensic Sciences, Law-Medicine Inst., 1962

United States Marine Corps United States Marine Corps Schools - Quantico, Virginia

MILITARY BACKGROUND AND ORGANIZATIONS

United States Marine Corps (Active Duty - Honorable Discharge)

United States Army Reserve (Military Police - Active Duty and Reserve Duty) (Honorable Discharge)

Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts (Member since 1962)

United States Marine Corps League

United States Marine Corps Memorial Club, San Francisco, California

Judge Advocate's Club, Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

The American Legion Post #120, Hingham, Massachusetts

The Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States

Instructor - United States Army Reserve, Military Police Training Section, Traffic Control, Town Patrol and Accident Investigation and Criminal Investigation Division

United States Marine Corps League Detachment # 955 Orleans , Massachusetts

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post # 2578 Hyannis, Massachusetts


EMPLOYMENT AND OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND


Newton Waltham Bank and Trust Company (Teller)

DeMambro Radio Supply Company of Boston (Sales)

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Registry of Motor Vehicles (Law Enforcement Officer and Special Assistant to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles)

Lumbermen's Mutual Casualty Company (Claims Attorney)

Badger, Pratt, Doyle and Badger, Boston, Massachusetts (Trial Counsel, Travelers Insurance Company)

Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, Police Department (Legal Officer and Prosecuting Attorney)

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Registry of Motor Vehicles (Counsel to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles and Legal Officer)

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Governor's Highway Safety Bureau (Member of Commission and Counsel to the Bureau)


Private Practice of Law


40 Court Street, Boston, Massachusetts

8 Whittier Place, Boston, Massachusetts

One Center Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts

500 Sansome Street, San Francisco, Massachusetts

1545 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

500 M Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

550 South Ocean Boulevard, Boca Raton, Florida 920 Mulberry Way Boca Raton , Florida

6 Whittier Place Suite 12 P Boston, Massachusetts

7171 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton , Florida


PRESENT EMPLOYMENT


Active and extensive civil and criminal practice, including varied trial experience since 1956 in many jurisdictions throughout the United States, including admission pro hoc vice in thirty-three states.


ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP IN THE FOLLOWING PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS


Massachusetts Bar Association

Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association

American Trial Lawyers Association

Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association

Boston College Law School Alumni Association

Past Committeeman - Old Colony Council - Boy Scouts of America

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization

American Judicature Society (Fellow)

Massachusetts Governor's Highway Safety Bureau

The Commission on the Codification of Laws, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Helicopter Association of America

Committee Member - The Unauthorized Practice of Law, Massachusetts Bar Association

Visiting Lecturer - University of Tennessee, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, Albany State University, North Adams State College, Illinois State University, Boston College

New England Chiefs of Police Association

Registry of Motor Vehicles Inspectors Association

Former Massachusetts State Troopers Inc.

The One Hundred Club of South Florida

Director Wequaquet Lake Protective Association


LICENSES, PERMITS AND ADMISSIONS


Member, Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States

Member, Bar of the Supreme Judicial Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Member, Bar of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Member, Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Fourth, Eighth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals of the United States

Member, Bar of the United States Court of Claims

Member, Bar of the United States Military Court of Appeals (Admitted to practice before Courts Martial in all the Military Districts of the United States)

Member of the Bar of the Appellate Tax Board, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Admitted to practice before the Industrial Accident Board, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Admitted to practice pro hoc vice in the following states: Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Washington, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico, California and Vermont


Aircraft, Fixed Wing, Land Single Engine (S)

Aircraft, Rotorcraft (Helicopter) (S)

First Class Radio-Telephone Operator, Federal Communications Commission

License to Carry Firearms - Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Large Capacity

First Class (Commercial) Motor Vehicle Operators Permit (Heavy Equipment)

License to Carry Firearms - State of California, County of San Mateo, County of San Francisco

Concealed Weapons Permit- State of Florida-- Large Capacity


Voted as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" 1984 to present

Recipient "Silver Gavel" Award, American Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, 1990



TRIAL PRACTICE


All Massachusetts District Courts

Superior Court, Law and Equity, Massachusetts

Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts

Superior Court, State of New Hampshire

Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Superior Court, State of Rhode Island

Supreme Court, State of Rhode Island

Appellate Tax Board, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Board of Appeals, Motor Vehicle Policies and Bonds, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Land Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts United States Internal Revenue Service

United State Tax Court

United States Court of Claims Supreme Court, State of New Jersey

Industrial Accident Board, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Civil Service Commission, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Veterans Administration of the United States

Division of Employment Security, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare

The Federal Aviation Agency

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Civil Aeronautics Board

The Massachusetts Port Authority

All Massachusetts Probate Courts

The Federal District Court, Alexandria, Virginia

The Federal District Court, Washington, D.C.

The Federal District Court, New Orleans, Louisiana

Supreme Court of New York

United States Military Courts

Supreme Courts of the states of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico and California


CIVIL PRACTICE


Corporations and Corporate Finance

Taxation

Collections

Evictions

Leases Conveyancing

Instruments of Trust

Wills and Estate Planning

Divorce and Separate Support

Custody of Minors

Tort, General Liability, Auto, Landlord and Tenant

Aircraft Litigation

Zoning Variations

Contracts and Agreements

Equitable Remedies

Professional Malpractice

Probate of Estates

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIL POSITIONS

Counsel, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Registry of Motor Vehicles

Member, The Governor's Highway Safety Bureau, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Counsel, Governor's Highway Safety Bureau, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Chairman, The Advisory Council to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles

Assistant Attorney General, State of New Mexico

Member, Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, Massachusetts Bar Association

Advisor, Department of Public Safety, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Director, Old St. Mary's Paulist Center, Paulist Fathers, San Francisco, California

Director, Carney Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Director, Interactive Sciences Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts

Member, One Hundred Club of Massachusetts

Member, Commission on Re-codification of Laws pertaining to highway safety and motor vehicle laws, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Appointed as Master and Hearings Officer, Massachusetts Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Director, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, Menominee, Michigan

Director, Advocate Airways Incorporated, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Member, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association

Visiting Lecturer, University of Tennessee, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, Albany State University Law School, North Adams State College, Illinois State University, Boston College Massachusetts College of Law Director, Papa Gino's of America, Inc.

Director, Florida Symphonic Pops Orchestra

Director, Board of Overseers, Lynn University, Boca Raton Florida (17 years)

Chairman, Lantana Airport Advisory Board – Lantana Florida, Palm Beach County Florida

President, Boca Raton and Highland Beach Condominium Association

Director and Past President, Chalfonte Condominium Association Boca Raton Florida

Designate, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association – Network Adviser to Lantana Airport, Lantana Florida

Member Board of Directors Camino Gardens Homeowners Association


SPEAKER AND LECTURER


Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association

State of Wisconsin Bar Association

State of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officers Association

California Bar Association

American Broadcasting Company Television - Good Morning America (Series on Law Enforcement and Criminal Defense)

Kiwanis Clubs

Numerous Network and Local Television and Radio Special Projects and Documentaries


PRESENT AND PAST RETAINED CLIENTS


U-Haul Company, Counsel and Director

Charlesbank Garden Apartments, Waltham, Massachusetts

The American Seating Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Theater Owners of New England (Chief Counsel) (500 Theaters)

Charles River Park, Boston, Massachusetts

Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

Chemical Research of America

The Brantly Helicopter Company

The Enstrom Helicopter Company

South Shore Aviation, Inc.

Bayside Aero Company, Inc.

Massachusetts Theater Equipment Company

American International Pictures, Inc.

Boston Film Company

Sisters of Notre Dame, Archdiocese of Boston

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Registry of Motor Vehicles

Papa Gino's of America, Inc.

Patricia Campbell Hearst

Interactive Sciences Corporation

Trustee, The Randolph A. Hearst Family Trust

The Hearst Corporation

Massachusetts Judges Association

Palm Beach Aircraft Services Inc.


CRIMINAL PRACTICE


Defense of all complaints or indictments from Speeding to First Degree Murder

Prosecution of all complaints and indictments - Registry of Motor Vehicles, Hingham Police Department

Defense Counsel - Counsel of Record

United States v. Captain Ernest A. Medina (102 murder indictments - Mai Lai, Vietnam)

U.S. Army Court Martial, Ft. McPherson, Georgia 1971

Defense Counsel - Counsel of Record United States v. District Attorney Jim Garrison

Defense Counsel - Counsel of Record

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Brigadier General Olbert F. Lassiter (Superior Court, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania)

Defense Counsel - Counsel of Record United States v. James McCord (Eavesdropping and Wiretapping Allegations)

Democratic National Committee Headquarters, United States District Court, Washington, D.C.

Defense Counsel - Counsel of Record United States v. Patricia Campbell Hearst, U.S. District Court, San Francisco

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, United States Supreme Court

Defense Counsel - Counsel of Record United States v. Walker (Barbara), U.S. District Court, San Francisco, CA

Defense Counsel - Counsel of Record Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Senior Superior Court Justice Joseph S. Mitchell, Massachusetts Trial Court


POLICE EXPERIENCE


Active prosecution of hundreds of criminal complaints at Hingham, Massachusetts District Court - all types and categories of offenses

Preparation, filing and presentation of Motion and Affidavits relating to searches and seizures resulting in the issuance of warrants

Compiled and complete intensive reports on investigations concerning criminal complaints at the Hingham Police Department, including the active investigation of these complaints throughout the Commonwealth in conjunction with various law enforcement agencies

Initiation and completion of fitness reports of police department personnel

Acted in a liaison capacity with the Civil Service Commission and various police agencies in eligibility determinations

Prepared, coordinate and conducted police training sessions involving court proceedings from apprehension to final disposition, arrest and information, custody of prisoners, constitutional safeguards, searches and seizures and routine patrol and investigation procedures

Participant, Governor Sergeant’s Task Force on Public Safety (received commendation for service)

Aided in comprehensive firearms training courses conducted for various police departments of the South Shore

Examined qualifications and screened new applicants concerning police eligibility

Instructor - Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council (Police Academy) Constitutional Law - Evidence - Criminal Procedure

Coordinated informational request with Federal government on police training programs, law enforcement assistance programs

Extensive conferences and coordination with Registry of Motor Vehicles on speed zoning

Liaison with Federal Bureau of Investigation concerning Municipal Police Training

Represented police department at Municipal Police Conference - August, 1968 at Washington, D.C. concerning methods, procedures and uniform reporting methods

Aided in many and numerous searches, seizures and investigations and apprehensions as a special officer of department and department legal officer

Active representation of many police officers concerning civil matters regarding the performance of their official duties at no charge

Operated and maintained police communication systems in emergency situations

Appeared before many legislative committees, public service, highways and motor vehicles, etc. in support of legislation sponsored by law enforcement agencies and the Registrar of Motor Vehicles

Instructor - Military Police

Town Patrol

Hand-to-Hand Combat

Methods of Interrogation

Civil Disorders and Riot Control

Apprehension and Custody of Prisoners

Motor Vehicle Laws

Fatal and Non-Fatal Accident Investigation

Use of Forensic Evidence

Inspector, Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (Highway Patrol)

Police Officer and Prosecutor, Hingham Massachusetts

Police Department Legal Advisor, Barnstable Police Department, Barnstable Massachusetts

Deputy Sheriff, Barnstable County Massachusetts

Police Instructor, Criminal Justice, Training Council (Police Academy)