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Linda Blom Johnson

Litigation Attorney at Albany, NY

5.0   6 reviews

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About Linda

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Linda B. Johnson is a partner at Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP and works out of the Albany office. She is a member of the Litigation, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation and Construction Law practice groups. Linda initially joined the firm in 2003. She rejoined the firm in 2010 after serving as an appellate court attorney for the New York State Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Third Judicial Department from 2009-2010. Linda is also the Special Appellate Counsel for Rensselaer County, handling criminal appeals. She has served in this role since September 2016.

Linda focuses her private practice on plaintiff’s personal injury, civil and criminal appeals, construction disputes, Article 81 Guardianship proceedings and general litigation. Linda has extensive in-court trial, motion practice, negotiation and mediation experience, and has written and argued countless appeals.

In October 2015, Linda graduated from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. She served as a board member to the Trial Lawyers College Alumni Board from October 2015 until November 2018. Linda has lectured on topics such as the use of active listening to improve trial skills for the Academy of Trial Lawyers, Women in the Law for the New York State Bar Association, mechanic’s liens and related considerations for construction industry clients, the litigation of Article 81 Guardianship proceedings, and family business dispute litigation.

Linda has served on the New York State Character & Fitness Committee since April 2011. She is a Past President of the Capital District Women’s Bar Association (CDWBA). She received the Kimberly A. Troisi-Paton Leadership Award from the CDWBA in June 2018 for demonstrating enduring commitment to CDWBA and the community through consistent leadership, perseverance, and selfless dedication to the greater good. Linda has been a delegate to the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) for several years, and was a 2018 WBASNY Convention Committee co-chair. Linda serves on the Board of Directors of the Rensselaer County Bar Association and is the alternate delegate to NYSBA. Linda is a member of the Albany County Bar Association and New York State Bar Association.

Linda is a co-founder of the East Greenbush Ski Club, a not-for-profit community organization that brings families together for skiing fun at an affordable cost. She volunteers her time as tennis coach to the local Special Olympics tennis team called the Capital Region Aces, often bringing her two daughters, Haylee (13) and Lindsey (11) with her to help as “kid coaches”. Linda earned her first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do in June 2018.

Linda maintains a Martindale Hubble rating of AV and an AVVO rating of 5 stars.

Representative reported appellate decisions include People v Greenfield, 167 AD3d 1060 (3d Dept 2018); People v James, 147 AD3d 1211 (3d Dept 2017); People v Lewis, 118 AD3d 1125 (3d Dept 2014); People v Bouton, 107 AD3d 1035 (3d Dept 2013); Satra Realty, LLC v Knovel Corp., 93 AD3d 1128 (3d Dept 2012); People v Leszczynski, 96 AD3d 1162 (3d Dept 2012); Small Bus. Loan Source v 4 Dogs of Syracuse, 81 AD3d 1390 (4th Dept 2011); Brightman v Hackett, 81 AD3d 1200 (3d Dept 2011); Maines Paper & Food Svc. Inc. v Losco Group, Inc., 36 AD3d 1047 (3d Dept 2007); Smith v Genardo, 27 AD3d 821 (3d Dept 2006); LaMonte v County of Broome, 20 AD3d 756 (3d Dept 2005).

Licensed for 21 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/06/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP
10 Airline Drive
Suite 205
Albany, NY, 12205


5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Jane | April 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible Lawyer - Friendly, Professional & Smart
Linda is very conscientious, caring, attentive and extremely knowledgeable attorney. She successfully represented me as my power of attorney and worked to get my case dismissed quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend having her on your side and would definitely hire her again for any future legal needs. Thumbs up!
Posted by Logan | November 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
My review
My experience with Linda Johnson was part of a very long 3 year lawsuit which I was the victim of a car crash. Linda and Steve Shultz where my lawyers for this lawsuit against three different people (insurance company lawyers). Now to be honest lawsuits are kind of a pain mostly because of how long it takes which wasn't my lawyers fault but the opposing companies but Linda did an amazing job on my case especially during the week long trial battle. Not only that but she was really supportive and did a great job helping me make crucial decisions which in turn helped me get a very favorable outcome. That said if I had to go through this type of experience again and hopefully I don't because the crash part still hurts there is no other lawyer I would rather have on my team she definitely knows her stuff and is a pleasure to work with I couldn't thank her enough. She helped me fight for what I deserved and it worked out in my favor made it so I can finally move forward and go to college. If you have a lawsuit Linda will 100% not disappoint.
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Posted by Joseph | November 1, 2016
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Prompt, Professional, Pleasant
Linda Johnson was my attorney for a personal injury-associated traffic ticket, and she quickly familiarized herself with my case, and Ms. Johnson got the case dismissed. Ms. Johnson made it her top priority to insure that my rights were protected, and she worked to get my ticket dismissed in order to put me in the best possible position in terms of protecting me against future litigation relevant to the personal injury. Throughout the experience, Ms. Johnson was friendly and professional, and I strongly recommend her services.
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Posted by Janine | October 24, 2016
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top of her game
Linda Johnson worked efficiently and effectively to solve my case. She was professional, personable and organized. The case quickly was settled with a very reasonable decision that I was happy to accept.
Posted by Amanda | October 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
She was great!
Linda handled a traffic ticket for me and was excellent!
Posted by Lou | May 8, 2012
Spot on Legal Decisions & Results!
Linda Johnson has been an asset to our business. She is considered our business and personal legal advisor on many issues that range from debt collection to contract negotiation, our company procedures and our handbook. She has been instrumental in reducing our debt ratio through working with us on our internal measures as well as her persistence and expertise in quickly resolving issues for us that have resulted in a cost savings for our business.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Special Appellate Counsel
  • Rensselaer County Attorney's Office
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP
  • 2003 - Present
  • Appellate Court Attorney
  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Department
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • O'Connor, Gacioch, Pope & Tait, LLP
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Benefits Specialist
  • General Electric Co.
  • 1996 - 1998
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  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Siena College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Satra Realty, LLC v Knovel Corp. (2012 NY Slip Op. 2372)
  • Reversed on appeal in favor of Linda B. Johnson's client, Knovel Corp.
  • Thomas Brightman v Archie B Hackett, Jr., 81 AD2d 1200 (3d Dept 2011)
  • Linda B. Johnson successfully opposed the appeal on behalf of her client Archie B. Hackett, Jr.
  • Small Business Loan Source, LLC v 4 Dogs of Syracuse, LLC, 81 AD3d 1390 (4th Dept 2011), leave denied 17 NY3d 707 (2011)
  • Linda B. Johnson successfully opposed the appeal by appellant on behalf of her client, Joseph Kessler.
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  • East Greenbush asking Club
  • Vice President/Co-founder
  • 2014 - Present
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Capital District Women's Bar Association
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2011 - Present
  • Rensselaer County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Broome County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Upstate NY Super Lawyer 2019
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Carol S. Knox Capital District Family Friendly Employer Award
  • Capital District Women's Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Devoted Service to Centennial Celebration Committee
  • Broome County Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Outstanding Managing Editor
  • Albany Law Review
  • 2001
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  • Broome County Bar Association
  • Bar Notes
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Youth Law Day
  • Paths to the Law
  • 2016
  • Women on the Move
  • Women in the Law
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the opportunity to collaborate with Linda on projects, and also see her at work on civil matters and criminal matters. I've also reviewed some of her appellate work. Her work has always been of the highest caliber. But beyond that, Linda is a genuinely good person who really cares about her clients as "people," and not just as "files." I have no hesitation recommending her whatsoever."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"She is a brilliant person who cares deeply about her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Linda well, she cares deeply about her clients and like all good attorneys, invests heavily in improving her skills."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Linda at several trial lawyer workshops and I have been impressed by her dedication to her clients and her commitment to improving her trial skills. Linda has a bright future as a trial lawyer for injury victims."
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