Ann K. Johnston

Since 1989, Ann K. Johnston, managing partner of Berger Kahn’s Northern California office, has focused her practice on defense of commercial and personal lines, first and third party insurance and bad faith cases. She has first chair trial experience, and has lectured on claim handling issues at legal education conferences, as well as at insurance company seminars for claim personnel. She also provides frequent coverage advice to insurers, including taking examinations under oath on first party property issues, and rendering written coverage opinions on a variety of property and liability issues.

Ann also represents small businesses and individuals in various types of business litigation, including cases involving construction defect, wrongful termination, Prop 65, defamation, and wrongful eviction. She has been selected eight times to the list of Northern California Super Lawyers.

Ann handles cases throughout the state of California, and has also litigated cases in Washington and Nevada pro hac vice.

Education
Pepperdine University School of Law (JD, 1989)
University of California, Irvine (BA, 1986)


Admitted to Practice

California
U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


Memberships

San Francisco Bar Association
California Bar Association
American Bar Association


Distinctions

2015 “Top Women Attorneys in Northern California”
2014 “Top Women Attorneys in Northern California”
2013 “Top Women Attorneys in Northern California”
2012 “Top Women Attorneys in Northern California”
2016 Northern California Super Lawyers
2015 Northern California Super Lawyers
2014 Northern California Super Lawyers
2013 Northern California Super Lawyers
2012 Northern California Super Lawyers
2011 Northern California Super Lawyers
2008 Northern California Super Lawyers
2007 Northern California Super Lawyers


Recent Media Coverage
Ann Johnston Recognized to List of Super Lawyers Northern California Women’s Edition
Super Lawyers – October 26, 2016

Principal Ann Johnston Named to Northern California Super Lawyers List for 2016
Super Lawyers – July 8, 2016

Nine Berger Kahn Partners Featured in Super Lawyers Business Edition
Super Lawyers – November 23, 2015

Super Lawyers Highlights Northern CA “Top Women” Attorneys Including Ann Johnston in SF Magazine
SF Magazine – October 26, 2015

Super Lawyers Recognizes Berger Kahn Attorney Ann Johnston to the List of 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers
Northern California Super Lawyers – December 1, 2014

Super Lawyers Name Berger Kahn Attorney Ann Johnston to the List of 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers
Northern California Super Lawyers – July 3, 2014


Activities

Ann has been a volunteer for the San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, for abused and neglected children who have been placed under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Dependency Court.