“People who practice excellence are enthusiastic about what they do.”Mr. Johnson has substantial experience in all facets of civil litigation. In two cases, the judgement nearly covered all of the clients’ attorneys’ fees ($1.3 million and $356,000, respectively). Mr. Johnson has enjoyed particular success in the appellate arena, authoring several successful appeals and writs in high profile and complex cases to the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (see Squaw Valley Dev. Co. v. Goldberg, 375 F.3d 936 (9th Cir. 2004), rehearing denied 395 F.3d 1062 (9th Cir. 2005); Wardleigh v. Second Judicial District Court, 891 P.2d 1180 (Nev. 1995); Sierra Nevada Stagelines, Inc. v. Rossi, 892 P.2d 592 (Nev. 1995); McKeeman v. General American Life Ins. Co., 899 P.2d 1124 (Nev. 1995); and Semenza v. Caughlin Crafted Homes, 901 P.2d 684 (Nev. 1995).) Mr. Johnson has received a Distinguished Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating by his peers, recognizing his professional excellence in both legal ability and ethical standards. Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings are not sold. Mr. Johnson has been featured in Nevada Business Magazine as one of Northern Nevada’s Top Attorneys for 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 as chosen by his peers and has earned an AVVO 8.9 rating.
In his personal time, Mr. Johnson gives back to his community. With a strong belief in community responsibility, Mr. Johnson has served on the Executive Council of the Nevada State Bar’s Young Lawyers Section, which provides financial support to local charities. He has also served as a Director for the Reno Active 20/30 Club, a non-profit organization focused on assisting underprivileged children, and has been an active member of his church in various capacities.