J.D., magna cum laude, 1981, William Mitchell College of Law
B.A., University of Minnesota
Awards & Honors
Selection by peers into American College of Trial Lawyers, 2002 to present
Selection by peers in Minnesota Super Lawyers, 1994 to present
Trial Attorneys of America, 2009 to present
Brian, a founding shareholder of the firm, has been practicing law for over 35 years. With all of his experience trying cases to juries (over 50 jury trials to verdict), there are almost no problems which Brian has not solved. He’s best at finding the client’s most beneficial legal position and utilizing creative methods—like accident reconstructions, mock jury exercises, and demonstrative trial exhibits—to persuade juries towards a favorable verdict.
Brian is incredibly responsive in returning all client communications. He takes the time to learn about and understand the industries that his clients live in, and uses that information to be a tenacious advocate. All in all, Brian’s clients view him as a “problem solver,” not a “problem creator.
Minnesota state Courts
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
Pro Hac Vice Admission in 30 States
Name: Brian N. Johnson
Law Firm: Nilan Johnson Lewis PA
Address: 120 South Sixth Street Minneapolis MN 55402
Website URL: http://nilanjohnson.com/people/brian-n-johnson/#brian-n-johnson-tab1