Keith D. Johnson, Esq.

Keith D. Johnson, Esq.

Battle-Tested Minnesota Civil Litigator Puts 30 Years of Experience on Your Side

Firm Overview

The Law Offices of Keith D. Johnson, Esq. provides personalized service
For more than 30 years, my law practice has provided counsel and aggressive representation to clients all over Minnesota. My name is Keith D. Johnson and I will fight for your interests with a wealth of experience and legal knowledge and a drive to succeed.

A solo practitioner
If you have a question or concern, you will talk to me and no one else. Many attorneys, after being hired, have their inexperienced associate attorneys or paralegals do substantial work on your claim. Not me. I make myself fully accessible, available to answer any and all of your questions regarding the case. I want you to be able to make informed decisions. With my help, you will have a clear understanding of the issues and their legal ramifications. I recognize that you, as the client, are the person who ultimately controls and makes decisions on your claim. I give advice and make recommendations, but you are "the boss" in deciding whether to settle a claim or push it forward toward trial.

If an attorney fails to timely communicate with you or ignores your phone calls, it is fair to recognize this as a bad problem. As a client, you always have the right to be advised of the status of your claim, and I will promptly respond to any contact, making every effort to return phone calls and emails in a timely manner.

Civil trial specialist
I have been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association since 1993. To earn this distinction, a lawyer must have handled numerous trials, court hearings and depositions, must pass a stringent test, and must continue to do so to become re-certified. Less than three percent of the lawyers in Minnesota have earned this distinction.

An ethical attorney
In over three decades of practicing law, I am proud to say that I have never had an ethical complaint filed against me by a client or been sued by a client for legal malpractice. A few ethical complaints have been filed against me by the opposing parties, all of which were dismissed, a fact in which I also take great pride.

I am AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for my professionalism and ethics.

A community supporter
With a 20+ year marriage and three children, I have deep roots in the community, where I have been a longtime active supporter of many groups, participating as:
-Youth basketball, soccer, baseball and fast-pitch softball coach (1995-2004)
-Commissioner of St. Anthony Community Basketball (St. Anthony Sports Boosters) (1999-2003)
-Vice President of St. Anthony High School Basketball Parents Association (Huskies Court Club) (2003-2007)
-Referee at St. Anthony Villagefest "3 on 3" Basketball Tourney (2003-2007)
-Member of St. Anthony High School Fast-pitch Softball Parents Association (Huskies Diamond Club). Board member of Scoreboard Committee, which successfully raised funds for, purchased and placed a beautiful scoreboard for the girls. (2008-2013)
Main Office
Main Office
247 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis  MN  55415
Phone
  • 612-341-2525
Websites
Product Liability
The Law Offices of Keith D. Johnson, Esq. will represent your product liability legal matters.
The Law Offices of Keith D. Johnson, Esq. will represent your product liability legal matters.

Keith D. Johnson

PRACTICE AREAS
Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Contested Wills; Contested Trusts and Estates; Legal Malpractice; Business Litigation; Civil Litigation; Contracts

PROFILE
Accomplished attorney with a strong background in many areas of civil litigation including:
-personal injury
-wrongful death
-professional malpractice
-will and estate contests
-insurance claims
-business and contract disputes
Excellent courtroom, negotiation and client interaction skills
Civil Trial Specialist certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association since 1993.

EDUCATION
Undergraduate Education: Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin B.A., 1976; Magna cum laude,
Phi Beta Kappa, Dean's List
Legal Education: University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, J.D., 1979; Dean's List

COURT ADMISSIONS
-State of Minnesota, 1979 to date
-U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota,1980 to date
-State of North Dakota (pro hac vice admission for trial/appeal), 1989 - 1992
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2003 to date
-State of South Dakota (pro hac vice admission for trial), 2005

LEGAL MEMBERSHIPS
-Minnesota State Bar Association, member, 1979 to date
-Minnesota State Bar Association, Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, 1993 to date
-American Arbitration Association, No-Fault Arbitrator, 1988 to date
-MTLA/ Minnesota Association for Justice, member, 1980 to date
-Hennepin County Bar Association, member, 1984 to date
-Martindale Hubbell (AV rated since 1999), member, 1984 to date
-American Trial Lawyers Association, member, 1981 - 2000

PUBLICATIONS
Author: Contesting Wills or Trusts - A Primer on Undue Influence and Lack of Capacity, Minnesota Trial Lawyer (Summer 1999).

SUPREME COURT APPELLATE CASES
-McLean v. Kirby Company, 490 N.W.2d 229 (N.D. 1992)
-McGlothlin v. Steinmetz, 751 N.W. 2d 75 (Minn. 2008)

PERSONAL DATA
Born: July 18, 1954; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Married: three adult children
Education
  • University of Minnesota Law School
    J.D.
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