Dear clients, friends, and colleagues,
Johnson &Weaver, LLP, a complex business litigation firm with offices in California, New York, and Georgia, changed its name to Johnson Fistel, LLP, with Michael I. Fistel, Jr. being elevated to named partner. Since joining us in 2014, Michael has been a key member of the firm in terms of his leadership, advocacy, and creativity, and has served the firm—and more importantly—its clients, well. I am proud to share the firm name with him. I appreciate Brett Weaver’s contributions to the firm over the years and look forward to our continued collaboration as he transitions into his new role as Of Counsel to the firm.
In 2004, I left my partnership with Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton with mixed feelings to take a leap of faith and start my own law firm. I went from a law firm of more than 600 lawyers to a law firm of one. At Sheppard Mullin, I obtained nearly a decade of mentorship and training that was second to none from some of the finest lawyers in complex commercial litigation. This experience provided me with the foundation to provide the same level of quality services to my clients in a smaller environment.
From day one, I’ve always insisted upon five core values from everyone: trust, hard work, determination, integrity, and excellence in everything we do. This expectation, coupled with the confidence of our firm’s clients, has resulted in our law firm experiencing tremendous growth over the past 13 years. We have repeatedly obtained successful results for our clients, expanded our footprint nationally, and added to our already talented litigation team. Our law firm continues to represent businesses and individuals in all types of civil litigation, from business disputes, to consumer and financial fraud, to employment and labor disputes.
Though our firm name has changed, our core values remain. They will continue to underlie our decisions in every case we handle and serve as our compass for maintaining our reputation with courts, clients, co-counsel, and opposing counsel.
Frank J. Johnson