Michael R. Johnson

Legal Assistant: Mary Jo Beckstrom
952-525-6958
maryjo.beckstrom@cwk-law.com

Paralegal: Audrey Nash
952-525-6992
audrey.nash@cwk-law.com

Education

J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2013

B.A., St. John’s University, Political Science, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2010

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 2013

MICHAEL R. JOHNSON

Experience

Michael is presently involved with the defense of workers’ compensation claims, including settlements with intervenors, witness depositions, hearings, motion practice, and appellate practice.

 

Prior to obtaining his law degree, Michael worked as a law clerk for two local firms where he drafted memoranda and briefs, performed legal research, interviewed witnesses, and assisted with all aspects of litigation. He was also an intern at the Minnesota Court of Appeals, where he researched legal issues and arguments in pending cases, wrote memoranda summarizing the cases, and recommended decisions for the court.

 

Prior to becoming an attorney, Michael worked in a variety of fields, including as a union airline baggage handler, basketball referee, security officer, and even a corporate mascot for a national chain. As he puts it. “There was nothing more humbling than wearing a human sandwich costume and not being able to talk, especially for a future lawyer.” Michael employs his own diverse work history to offer insight into complex workers’ compensation claims.

Publications

Co-Author, A Comparison of Wisconsin and Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Claims, William Mitchell Law Review, Volume 41, Issue 4, 2015

Recognition

Senator-Student Bar Association

Chairman-Student Bar Association Senate Finance Committee

Moot Court Competition

Memberships

American Bar Association

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, Conciliator/Arbitrator