Eric Johnson is a trial lawyer and principal of the Law Offices of Eric Brian Johnson providing legal services in the states of Washington, California, and Minnesota. He is rated 'superb' and 'excellent' in attorney performance and standards by the Avvo.com and the Martindale-Hubbell legal service directories. Mr. Johnson has tried over fifty criminal and civil cases to verdict.
Specialties: Contract and commercial disputes; employment law; business and professional liability; general tort law emphasizing personal injury; products liability; recreation and sports accidents (e.g., watercraft; bicycle racing); construction law; property damage caused by fire, flooding, and earth movement; subrogation; government entity law; hospitality law; criminal defense; and appellate law.
In recent cases, Mr. Johnson has prevailed in jury trials of 15, 21 and 8 days in duration. In another 8 cases, he has gained full or partial dismissals for his clients via motions for summary judgment or successfully defeated motions for judgment by opponents, e.g.:
1) Mapfre USA Corp v. Puget Sound Energy et. al., http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/order-denying-city-of-seattle-and-pse-mo-79181/
2) Beaver v. Wright and Kawasaki Motors Corp, http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/order-granting-defendant-wrights-motion-37603/
3) Tennyson Homes, Inc. v. Northwest Siding & Prefinishing, Inc., http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/order-granting-motions-for-summary-judgm-45771/
and has successfully defended cases on appeal including Jaeger v. Cleaver Construction, Inc., 148 Wn.App. 698, 201 P.3d 1028 (2009) and Werner v. Moore (Case No. 12-35875 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, December 3, 2013).
Washington and California: 1990
St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
University of Minnesota Graduate School of Journalism, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota