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Keith D. Johnson

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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