About

TIMKEN JOHNSON LLP specializes in real estate and business law, with sophisticated, high-level expertise in both litigation and transactional matters. Its founding partners have a collective 50 plus years of legal experience which they bring to bear for their clients in every matter they handle. While TJ is based in Northern California’s Bay Area, its attorneys routinely practice throughout California. TJ serves a diverse mix of individual, corporate, and public entity clients who are located locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Founding partners, Heidi Timken and Leslie Johnson, both hail from California’s pioneer real estate law firm, Miller Starr Regalia, whose attorneys author the widely-recognized and oft-cited, multi-volume treatise, California Real Estate, now in its third edition.

Timken and Johnson decided to start their own firm, in part, to create a new generation of excellence in the field of real estate and business law by drawing upon their considerable experience in the legal profession while embracing the future in a way they know will best serve their clients – by using state-of-the-art technology in their practice, by understanding their clients’ objectives and devising innovative and efficient strategies to achieve those objectives, and by always thinking outside the box, so that “coming to work” is synonymous with “seizing the day,” every day.

The attorneys at TJ are real people with a variety of life experiences, great vision, and a true zest for life. They relish working with clients who share this same dedication to the pursuit of professional and personal excellence. TJ attorneys distinguish themselves from other attorneys by working collaboratively and creatively with their clients and with one another. Equally important, in today’s world of rising “big firm” rates which seem to know no bounds, TJ attorneys have all the “big firm” experience a client could want, yet by practicing in a smaller, more responsive environment, they (and their clients) are not burdened by the costly and inflexible structure of the old-style, traditional legal institutions.

TJ is committed to the highest integrity in the practice of law. TJ is also committed to meaningful participation in the needs of the community and to that end, the firm and its members regularly devote time and resources to charitable and other non-profit organizations. TJ is A-V rated by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest rating of skill and ethics in the practice of law. TJ is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (and other, similar certifying organizations) as a woman and minority owned business enterprise.