Johnson Moore

Nearly 1 in 10 elderly people will suffer abuse or neglect at the hands of another each year. Most victims of elder abuse are unable to protect their rights and cannot "fight back" against their abusers. Unfortunately, many families of elderly victims see things they know aren't right (they feel it in their gut), but most of the time they also do nothing. This is due to fear, misinformation, intimidation, and a lack or resources.  Doing this for 25 years we have learned that "behavior rewarded is behavior repeated", so we seek to hold wrongdoers accountable.

We fight back.



While we are highly selective in the cases we take, we pride ourselves in taking the time to listen. Although all of our cases are “large” we analyze cases in a unique way, and some of our largest verdicts and settlements come in cases that other lawyers reject, and insurance companies or defendants minimize. In fact, just three of our Ventura County trial verdicts (Arellano, Medina & Matthews) resulted in total verdicts of over $14.3 Million dollars, and in each case no offer was made before trial.


First and foremost, Johnson Moore are advocates for the safety of the elderly in California.  We have decades of experience and the results to back it up.

Johnson Moore is focused on protecting the rights victims. We are committed to keeping our community informed and protected from those who may cause them harm. Our experience and success has proven to be a valuable resource that we share with our clients and organizations created to benefit our communities.

Johnson Moore and our clients have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charities and advocacy organizations either on the front line fighting on behalf of the elderly or lobbying lawmakers for better laws and enforcement. 



JOHNSON MOORE has decades of experience in each of our Practice Areas. With some of the largest and most impactful jury verdicts and appellate cases, Defendants know JOHNSON MOORE will go the distance.


We have handled hundreds of Elder Abuse/Neglect cases. We are subject matter experts. Elder Abuse/Neglect is new, it's complicated and it's constantly changing.

Client Focused

Some clients want a trial. Others want a settlement in time to make a difference in Mom's life. We listen, to make sure we always are trying to achieve the client's objectives in litigation.

Fighting For Change

Whether it's bringing ground-breaking class actions to stop abusive over-mediation, forcing new policies and/or training, or donating hundreds thousands to advocacy groups, JOHNSON MOORE believes in harnessing the power of litigation to achieve real and permanent change in the lives of seniors.

Your Legal Team

Partners Greg Johnson and Jody Moore tried their first jury trial together in Ventura County in January of 2001. They won. In January of 2002 they received the first civil Elder Abuse Verdict in the history of Ventura County. In the decades since, they have each handled hundreds of Long-Term Care cases throughout California.


We are incredibly proud of our associate attorneys.  Each of these brilliant women bring passion, grit and experience to every case and every client.

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Each client and each case is unique.  We pride ourselves on taking the time to understand your case and your litigation objectives.  Hearing that we have achieved that is the best compliment we can earn.

Staajabu H. – San Francisco

I’ve thanked my lucky stars a thousand times since finding Johnson-Moore.  I was angry that the nursing home would not talk to me after allowing my husband to suffer a life threatening wound while in their care.  I expected the lawyers at Johnson-Moore to scare the dickens out of them.  They did much more.  They know what they are doing.  They are professional, compassionate, patient and wonderful to work with – all of them.  The settlement they got was quite a nice surprise.  If you suspect elder abuse or neglect, this is team you want!

M. Cooper

We worked with Stephanie on our elder abuse case and are very happy with the results. She kept us updated weekly on the status of the case and showed great compassion in her work with us. She worked tirelessly on our case and was very flexible on meeting dates and locations with us.

Helena A.

I find every member of Johnson and Moore to be top notch. Not only are they an outstanding team the are decent, good people. That’s hard to find these days in any profession.

J. Hong

Jody Moore is an amazing attorney. More than that, she is an amazing person. The combination of her intelligence, wisdom, passion for the law and her clients, makes her a powerful weapon against any one who opposes her in the courtroom. Jody truly cares. I when she gives advice, I know I can trust that her advice is in my best interest. I would recommend Jody Moore to anyone who needs a lawyer to fight for them to get 100% justice.

Latest Updates

Partner Jody Moore Delivers Ground-Breaking $13.5 Million Verdict

Oakland, California – October 14, 2021 – Ten nursing home residents were awarded $9.6 million in punitive damages and wrongful death damages after their four-month trial by Zoom against Parkview Healthcare Center in Hayward.

In earlier phases, the jury sided with the residents, finding unanimously that their rights were repeatedly violated and the owner and operator, Parkview Operating Company, LP and Mariner Health Central, Inc. committed neglect and negligence.  The jury found that violations, neglect and negligence were committed with fraud and awarded nearly $3.9 million in compensatory damages.   

The residents are represented by Jody Moore of Johnson Moore, Susan Kang Gordon of the Law Office of Susan Kang Gordon, Jennifer Fiore of Fiore Achermann.  This verdict has significant reach in protecting elders and dependent adults.  The trial team said:  “It sends a message that any nursing home or management company that doesn’t meet the residents’ needs will be held responsible.  Chronic understaffing and fraudulent record-keeping will not be tolerated, especially when it harms the most vulnerable and dependent members of our community.”  

The total verdict of approximately $13.5 Million Dollars does not include the attorney’s fees and costs which remain to be determined by the trial court.

The case is Ledesma, et al. v. Mariner Health Care, et al., Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG19025110.

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14 October 2021

Our New Website

Welcome to the new online home of JOHNSON MOORE! We hope this will be a resource for the general public but also a place for prospective clients to learn more about our firm.

We will be adding content and functionality shortly. Stay tuned!

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22 August 2021