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Michael Alan Johnson

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Employment & Labor, Police Brutality, Class Action

About Me

I have been a practicing criminal defense attorney since 1982. I am also licensed in Minnesota. I have hadled cases in both State and Federal Courts in, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Texas, as well as a miitary court in Alabama. I have represented numerous individuals charged with capital offenses over the years and have been active in the N.A.C.D.L. since 1980. I offer free consultations and make myself available 7 days a week. In addition I am of counsel at Halunen & Associates in Minneapolis,  Mn, which specializes in Employment Discrimination cases as well as nationwide class action cases.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%
  3. Class Action: 10%
  4. Police Brutality: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • William H. Ransom

    I have worked with Michael Johnson on numerous matter over many years and know him to be a smart, energetic and insightful attorney, who works tirelessly for this clients. I wholeheartedly endorse him.

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    William Ransom Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Raphael Dominik Strzelecki

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Johnson is a hard working and knowledgeable attorney. He fights hard for his clients and is not afraid to proceed to trial. He has built a reputation as a tough trial lawyer and is a credit to the profession.

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    Raphael Strzelecki Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Michael A. Johnson and Associates

415 North La Salle Drive
Suite 502
Chicago, IL, 60654

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MNAuthorized to practice199506/29/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198205/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2014
MemberNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyHalunen & Associates1995 - Present
OwnerMichael A. Johnson and Associates1982 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Capital Litigation BarMember2002 - 2013
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Illinois Association of Criminal DefenseMember1988 - 2013
Federal Trial BarMember1988 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1982 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
US v. LawrenceNot Guilty, Jury Verdict
u.s. v. Reynot guilty, jury verdict
Hagen v. S.O.H.Settled in excess of $10,000,000

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
USCCAConceal and Carry2014
IRAThe 4th Amendment and you2013

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of IllinoisN/ACriminal Justice1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
New gun laws in Illinoisconceal and carry in Illinois2014