Guiding You Through The Divorce Process

Andrew P. Johnson, CFLS

Andrew P. Johnson, Esq.
  • Divorce Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce Involving Closely-Held Business or Professional Practice
  • Divorce
  • Post Decree Changes and Modifications
  • Child Custody, Visitation & Parenting Plans
  • Paternity
  • Child Support
  • Litigation
  • Spousal Support
  • Mediation/Mediator
  • High Asset Divorce
  • Prenuptial & Post-nuptial Agreements
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Andrew Johnson is a licensed Attorney in California who is also a Certified Family Law Specialist. Mr. Johnsons' law practice is entirely devoted  to the practice of Family Law located in Vista, California directly across from the Courthouse. Mr. Johnson became a member of the Bar in 2000, and over the past 12 years has worked for himself,  Basie and Fritz Attorney's at Law and the Law Offices of James A. Hennenhoefer A.P.C where he was a partner before opening his own practice in 2011. Mr. Johnson earned a Masters Degree in Accounting from San Diego State University, (1995), and his undergraduate degree was earned at the University of Denver, (1986).  Mr. Johnson served in the United Sates Navy as an officer and aviator from 1987 to 2005 and retired from the United Sated Navy Reserve as a Commander, (2005). 

Mr. Johnson enjoys spending time with his Wife and children, he is an avid Woodworker, Gardner and Dog Lover.


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2019-Present
  • The Legal Network: Top Lawyers in California, 2000-Present
  • San Diego Family Bar Association Appreciation Award, 2016-Present

Classes & Seminars

  • Sponsored and spoke at the “Cross Examination of Expert Witness Regarding Parental Alienation and Bonding”- Child Custody (2010)
  • Sponsored and spoke at San Diego Family Law Bar Association Judge Panel (2015)
  • San Diego Bar Association: Annual Spring Seminar, Co-Chair (2008)
  • San Diego Bar Association: Annual Fall Seminar, Chair (2008)
  • North County Family Law Specialists: Psychological Counseling Seminar, Chair (2009)
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association: Summer Seminar, Co-Chair (2015)
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association: Winter Seminar, Chair (2015)

Past Positions

  • United State Navy & Reserve, Commander, 1986 to 2005


  • English

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, State Bar of California, 2008
  • Judge Pro-Tempore, Superior Court of California, 2010


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1999
  • University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
    • B.S. - 1986
    • Major: Business Administration
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California
    • M.S. - 1995
    • Major: Accountancy

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2000
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2000
  • Montana, 2017

Professional Associations

  • Judge Pro Tempore, Family Law Superior Court
  • CFLS North County Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association – Family Law Section – Executive Committee, 2007 to 2010
  • Court-Recommended Family Law Mediator
  • AICPA Conference on Tax Strategies Passed Uniform CPA examination *United States Navy, Commander USNR (ret), 1986 to 2005
  • San Diego North County Certified Family Law Specialists: Immediate Past President (2018); President (2014-2017); President Elect (2013- 2014)
  • North County Bar Association, 2000 to Present
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association – Executive Committee (2015-2016); Appreciation Award (2015-2016)
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, 2014 to 2017
  • Court-Recommended Family Law Mediator, 2005 to Present