Renowned Personal Injury Law Firm in Palm Desert

Proudly Serving Southern California for Over 48 Years
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Why Choose Us

Immediate Assistance & Advice

Clients calling for assistance are connected directly with Mr. Johnson 24/7 for advice, assistance, and file updates.

Rapid Repairs

Clients’ auto damages are quickly handled through prompt procedures and close relationships with high quality repair shops. With 48 years of experience and mechanical background, Joel Johnson’s clients receive immediate and thorough attention at no charge.

Medical Aid

As attorney and advisor to medical organizations, Joel has close relationships with the finest local physicians, orthopedists and surgeons who provide care to clients on his request, without need for any upfront payment.

No Up Front Costs

All injury cases are handled on contingency fee basis (this means you pay nothing until your case is settled.) We pay all investigation and other expenses of handling your file.

Meet Joel Johnson

If you have been involved in a car, motorcycle, bus or truck accident, the best chance you have for recovering, getting your damage quickly repaired/replaced and having the best medical care available, is to hire the most experienced and qualified personal injury lawyer in the desert region. You do not need to struggle through the ordeal of fighting with insurance claims people, whose promises may never be kept while your serious financial damage and medical needs drag on. This is the time you need HELP dealing with financial stress and immediate problems of car repairs, competent medical assistance, and other frustrating issues.

All cases are handled on contingency. No fees unless a settlement is made.

I have known Joel Johnson personally and professionally for over 30 years and have only the highest regard of him. He knocks himself out for his clients and simply does a great job. I recommend him most highly.
– Dr. Jacob E. Tauber, MD

Years Experience

$30 Million

Dollars Settled


Success Rate

Areas of Legal Expertise

Auto and Truck Accident Legal Services

Motorcycle and Public Transportation (Bus) Accident Representation

Premises Liability and Slip and Fall Legal Solutions

Dog Bite and Animal Attack Legal Assistance

Fire and Burn Injury Legal Representation

Product Liability and Defective Products Law Services

Serious & Critical Accident Claims

Unlike many internet or Yellow Page advertised offices located outside the Coachella Valley; our office settled over 2,800 serious injury claims exceeding $30 Million Dollars through referrals from prior clients, since 1975.

Over these past 43 years, we specialized in handling catastrophic injury claims requiring aggressive legal and trial management. Because of the high dollar amounts, insurance companies assign those files to their toughest claims agents and attorneys. With much higher stakes, Joel is associated with California’s best trial lawyers and able to spend whatever it takes to guarantee a positive outcome. A 98% success rate of settlements and 100% success rate in trials reflects a long history of success of his clients.

Recent Case Settlements

Motorcycle Accident in San Pedro — $12 Million Dollar Verdict

Bicycle Accident in Malibu — $3.2 Million Dollar Settlement

Motorcycle Accident in Desert Hot Springs — $2.3 Million Dollar Settlement

Bus Rollover Accident in Colorado — $980 Thousand Dollar Settlement


“I have known Attorney Joel Johnson for forty years. I first met Joel while working as a Litigation Specialist for a major insurance company. Joel was representing his client on a liability claim. From the start, I found Joel to be a formidable attorney who represented his client with professionalism, intelligence, and a deep understanding of the law and the facts of the case. After settling the case with Joel, I remember telling a co-worker “I just wrapped up a case with an attorney who I would use if I ever needed one”. In later years I referred family and friends to Joel for legal assistance, and all were very happy with the results. Later in my career as an Insurance Executive, I hired Joel to represent our company as a subrogation attorney. Joel’s results were always stellar. I can without reservation recommend Joel to anyone looking for an attorney with high standards of hard work, legal knowledge, and personable demeanor.”

Tim Heath

“My wife and I are Snowbirds from Canada and we were referred to Joel to help with an accident my wife experienced while at a restaurant in Palm Desert. Joel was our champion and immediately made us feel like we were family. He was straightforward and caring and made sure that he did the very best for us as we faced expensive hospital fees. For these reasons we recommend Joel Johnson as the very best lawyer and also a great friend.”
Steven Rubin

“I met Joel Johnson over 20 years ago. I was looking for an Attorney to represent my wife after she suffered being in a car accident. We met with 2 previous attorney’s who informed us that we had no case. We then got a very strong recommendation from a friend to see Joel Johnson. Joel Johnson immediately took my wife’s case and treated us like family. Mr. Johnson won our case and got my wife a fair settlement. He still treats us like family as he does with all of his clients. Over the past 20 years, I have personally witnessed how Joel Johnson’s passion for people in need has earned him a 5 Star-World Class Attorney. All of the people that I have referred to him has given me the same feedback. Call Joel Johnson if you need legal assistance. You will be glad you did.”
Robert Boyd

“Mr. Johnson is a Most Highly Qualified Attorney, who is Formidable in Representation of his Clients! I Served as a Member of the BOARD of GOVERNORS of the CALIFORNIA STATE BAR for 9 Years, and believe I’m in an unusually qualified position to comment. I have Known Mr. Johnson for 40+ years.”
Richard Annotico

“I used Mr. Johnson years ago and found him to be diligent, caring and competent with my case. I have since used him for other matters and have found him to be a wealth of knowledge and continue to refer clients to him when I need a case handled right from beginning to end. You will be in great hands with Mr. Johnson.”
Naota Hashimoto, D.C.


Joel Johnson’s father was blinded in an accident several months before he was born. While friends played in after-school sports and other activities, he took the streetcar each day to help his dad at the family gas station in St Paul, Minnesota. Experiences from his youth sensitized Joel to the many difficulties confronting disabled and injured persons.

When becoming an attorney he continued charitable efforts of helping others and affiliated with Dr. Richard Grossman, a prominent burn surgeon. Through that relationship, he was referred to families of critically injured children, who other lawyers had rejected and described as “hopeless cases”.

Refusing to accept defeat, Joel never gave up and managed to succeed with those impossible cases Over the years his law practice has thrived on aggressive claim handling and proud referrals from former clients.

73061 El Paseo #220

Palm Desert, CA 92260


(760) 346-7660


Practice Areas

  • Automobile & Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle & Bus Accidents
  • Dog Bite Accidents
  • Premises Accidents
  • Fire Accidents
  • Product Liability

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