Conner D. Johnston is an associate attorney at Diepenbrock Elkin Dauer Stephens McCandless LLP, representing clients on a range of matters including public entities, business litigation, construction law, and government contracts. He was selected to the 2019 Northern California Rising Star list.
Conner is a member of the State bar of California and earned his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2015, graduating Order of the Coif (top ten percent). While in law school, Conner was a judicial extern for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for the Honorable R. Gary Klausner of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Conner was also the co-founder of the UCLA Law and Entrepreneurship Association and a board member of the UCLA Law Review. In 2010, Conner obtained his B.S. in Industrial Engineering, with a minor in Business, from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Conner is very involved in the Sacramento community, serving on the boards of YMCA of Superior California and Yoga Seed Collective, as well as being a partner at Sacramento Social Venture Partners. Prior to law school, Conner was the Director of Operations and Regional Field Director for Congressman Ami Bera from 2010-2012. Using this experience, Conner co-founded My Warchest, Inc., a software company that helps political campaigns spend their resources more efficiently.