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Voluntary Early Mediation (VEM) Program

Choosing a Mediator

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Steger P. Johnson

Mediator, Jones, Clifford, Johnson, Dehner, Wong, Morrison, Sheppard & Bell, LLP


Areas of Experience: Personal Injury, Products Liability, Legal Malpractice, Insurance


Steger P. Johnson has practiced law for 27 years, and is managing partner of Jones, Clifford, Johnson & Johnson, LLP. For the first ten years of his career, he handled the defense of products liability, personal injury, insurance bad faith and legal malpractice cases. Since 1989 he has represented plaintiffs in personal injury, products liability, and professional negligence cases. He also serves as a mediator and has mediated over 500 civil cases. He is active in his home community, having served on the Belvedere Planning Commission from 1988–1994 and the Belvedere City Council from 1994–2002, and was Mayor in 1995–1996 and 2001–2002. He currently serves on Belvedere’s Legal Advisory Committee.

Johnson graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with honors in 1972 and received his J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was on the editorial board of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. He was admitted to practice in California in 1978.

Johnson serves as an arbitrator and settlement panelist for the San Francisco Courts and is an active member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California, The Bar Association of San Francisco and the American Bar Association.

Hourly Rate: $400