Mr. Johnson joined Pollart Miller in 2011 and focuses his practice on insurance defense litigation, including representing companies and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation and liability matters, and defending individuals and business charged with committing a crime(s).
During law school Mr. Johnson served on the Law Review and Pro Bono Legal Services clinics at Washburn Law School. In his 1L year, Mr. Johnson participated in the Washburn Law study abroad program where he studied international business in Utrecht, Netherlands. In his 2L year, Mr. Johnson interned with a Fortune 500 company (Raytheon Technologies) where he represented the company in negotiations and litigation against various third parties, as well as the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers union.
After graduating law school in 2007, Mr. Johnson gained significant trial experience serving as a public defender for Kansas residents charged with felony criminal charges in the 18th Judicial District. In his first year as a public defender, Mr. Johnson tried numerous jury trials and obtained multiple acquittals for his clients. Taking note of his successes in the courtroom, the 18th Judicial District, District Attorney Office offered Mr. Johnson a position in their Gang and Violent Crime Unit. Mr. Johnson accepted the position and for the next two years prosecuted hundreds of cases ranging from drug related crimes to rape and homicide.
In late 2010, Mr. Johnson and his wife moved from Kansas to Denver, Colorado. Mr. Johnson joined Pollart Miller in January, 2011 and began representing employers and insurers in workers’ compensation matters. Since that time, Mr. Johnson’s practice has expanded to include Subrogation and Recovery, General Insurance Law, Criminal Defense, and appeals. Mr. Johnson represents clients in trial and administrative courts throughout Colorado, as well as Colorado appellate courts.