Although there certainly are some larger firms that represent
employees, a substantial number of employee lawyers in California tend to
work as either sole practitioners or in very small law firms. That is
news for California employees! The typical large law firm business model
involves younger, inexperienced lawyers performing a substantial amount of
the firm's legal work under the supervision of a more experienced lawyer.
This situation can lead to less than satisfactory results, since there are
times when the supervising attorney exercises a less than ideal amount of
control over the work product of the inexperienced lawyer. By contrast, in a small firm or sole
practitioner environment, the senior lawyer usually does all, or most of
the work on the firm's cases, instead of spending time supervising younger
The Johnston Law Firm is a small law firm, and has been successfully
operating as a boutique law firm for decades. No attorney malpractice claim has ever
brought against Mr. Johnston or the Johnston Law Firm.