Matthew M. Johnson
Los Angeles Police Commission
Johnson was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Commission
by Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2015. He was immediately elected to the
President position by his fellow Police Commissioners. Commissioner
Johnson is the managing partner of Ziffren Brittenham LLP. He has
an extensive film and television practice, representing some of the
most recognizable on-camera talent today as well as many renowned
film and television producers, directors and writers. He also
represents some of the biggest superstars in the world of sports
In 2008, Commissioner Johnson was the youngest person recognized by
The Hollywood Reporter as one of the 100 Power Lawyers in the
Entertainment Industry - he has remained on that list every year
since. He was also named one of the Root 100 Most Influential
African Americans in the United States.
Commissioner Johnson is a graduate of Rutgers College and NYU
School of Law.
Supporting several charitable and civic organizations, Commissioner
Johnson has been involved with The Boys and Girls Club since 1997
and is a past Board President of both Challengers Boys & Girls
Club in South-Central Los Angeles and the Echo Park Boys &
Girls Club. He currently serves as a National Trustee for Boys
& Girls Clubs of America. Commissioner Johnson is also a member
of the board of the Los Angeles Urban League, the Foreign Policy
Roundtable, The Next Generation and Common Sense Media.
Commissioner Johnson is a former member of the Board of the Airport
Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles and is an At-Large Member
of the Democratic National Committee where he serves on the Budget
and Finance Committee.
Commissioner Johnson was awarded the President's Volunteer Service
Award, honored by the Zeta Rho Foundation for his positive
contributions to society and the youth of greater Los Angeles, and
is a proud recipient of the Dream Keeper Award from the I Have a
Dream Foundation for his dedication to education.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Yasmine and four children,
Kailey, Nicolas, Maverick, and Malala.