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Jaren L. Johnson is a lawyer and founding partner at Johnson King, PLLC.  His practice area includes real estate acquisition and sale, land use, development and construction, landlord/tenant matters, entity formation and civil litigation.  Jaren is board certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Real Property Law Specialist, a designation currently held by less than 400 Minnesota attorneys.  He received his B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College and his J.D. from the University of South Dakota School of Law, where he was on the Dean’s List and served as an Editor on the Great Plains Natural Resources Law Journal.  Jaren has been named as a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine and has been named to “Who’s Who” in American Law.  Jaren contributes time to community activities such as speaking engagements, pro-bono work, and the Minnesota High School Mock Trial Program.  He is also a member of the Riverton Community Housing Board of Directors, a nonprofit entity which oversees the operation of hundreds of affordable rental units near the University of Minnesota, currently serving as the President of the Board.


Honors & Associations:

“Who’s Who” in American Law, Marquis, 2008

“Who’s Who” in American Law, Marquis, 2007

“Who’s Who” in America, Marquis, 2006

Metropolitan’s Who’s Who, 2006

Rising Star, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2005/2006

Riverton Community Housing Board of Directors, 2005-present

MSBA Board Certified Real Property Law Specialist, 2004-present

MSBA New Lawyers Section, Secretary, Habitat for Humanity Section Chair, 2002-03

MSBA, member Real Estate and Construction Law sections, 1998-present; Construction Defect Committee, 2007-08

Hennepin or Ramsey County Bar Association, 1998-present

National Law Schools’ Dean’s List, 1998

Dean’s List, USD Law School, Spring 1998

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, 1995-present, Social Events Chair 1996-97

“Who’s Who” Registry of Rising Young Americans, 1993

Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity (life), 1988-present

Epsilon Pi Alpha Fraternity, 1987-present, president 1990-91

Gustavus Adolphus College Tennis Team, 1987-1991


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
    18 years
  2. Business: 25%
    17 years
  3. Litigation: 15%
    18 years
  4. Bankruptcy: 10%



Hourly ($185-295/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (15 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Johnson King, PLLC

7201 West 78th Street.
Suite. 207
Edina, MN, 55439


MNAuthorized to practice199907/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who in American LawMarquis2008
Who's Who in American LawMarquis2007
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2006
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis2006
Board Certified Real Property Law SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner and AttorneyJohnson King, PLLC2012 - Present
Partner and AttorneyKretsch & Gust, PLLC2011 - 2012
AttorneyBenepartum Law Group, PA2005 - 2011
AttorneyMeagher & Geer, PLLP2001 - 2005
AttorneySolo Practice1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ramsey County Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationN/A1999 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jonathan Aten v. Scottsdale InsuranceWin in insurance contract matter.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ramsey County Bar Association CLEThe Basics of Mechanic's Liens2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Dakota School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationMechanic's Liens2008
Analysis of Standard MAR Purchase AgreementMN Association of Realtors purchase agreement2008