Born in Queens, New York, Mr. Johnson resides in southern Saratoga County. He graduated from Providence College (B.A.) magna cum laude in 1987, and Albany Law School of Union University (J.D.) cum laude in 1992.
Mr. Johnson concentrates his practice in civil defense litigation representing public officials and both public and private employers. Mr. Johnson’s areas of practice include civil rights law, employment law, and municipal law. His litigation practice includes representing private and public-sector clients before federal courts, administrative agencies, state courts, and appellate courts in cases involving civil rights claims, law enforcement matters, constitutional issues, discrimination claims and unlawful workplace harassment, and retaliation. Mr. Johnson’s practice also includes providing day-to-day advice and counsel to clients on issues ranging from policy development, compliance issues, and risk management. Mr. Johnson is a frequent speaker in the areas of law enforcement liability, employment practice liability, and risk management.
Prior to forming Johnson & Laws, LLC, Mr. Johnson was an 8+ year partner and shareholder at a litigation firm he co-founded in 2009 as well as a shareholder in one of Albany’s larger labor and employment firms where he spent 17 years developing, expanding, and supervising his defense litigation practice.
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York
All New York Courts
Defense Research Institute
New York State Bar Association
Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
Professional Liability Underwriters Society
Saratoga County Bar Association