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Joshua Charles Johnson

Construction and development Attorney at Roanoke, VA

5.0   14 reviews

About Joshua

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Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    90%
    Construction litigation, including OSHA and public procurement law, and construction contract drafting and review.

    15 years, 50 cases

  2. Litigation
    10%

    17 years, 50 cases

Josh Johnson's practice is primarily focused on construction law. He represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers in litigation and in all phases of residential and commercial construction projects. He has represented individuals, corporations, and governmental entities in a wide variety of federal and state court litigation and in administrative proceedings. Josh is the former President of the Roanoke Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the former Chairman of the Construction and Public Contracts Section of the Virginia Bar Association, the former Chairman of the Corporate and Commercial Litigation Section of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, and he currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Virginia State Bar's Construction Law and Public Contracts Section.

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Licensed for 17 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/01/2022

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

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Michie Hamlett Attorneys at Law
215 Market Street, Suite 201
Roanoke, VA, 24011

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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Business Owner
I am extremely satisfied with the careful review and advice Josh provided on a construction contract. His work put me in a much better position to protect my investment. Josh is extremely responsive and detailed - a great attorney to have on your team.
Posted by Theresa | October 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional presence I needed
With Mr. Johnson's help, I was supported to make numerous decisions after receiving poor quality work from a contractor. With Mr. Johnson's guidance, direction, and a legal letter to my contractor, I had the insight I needed to take my case to small claims court and win. Mr. Johnson was profrssional, helpful, and easy to work with.
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Posted by Terry | June 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Litigation
Mr. Johnson did a great job. Open, honest, ability to explain things in everyday terms. Very meticulous in his preparation, asks lots of questions to be certain he understands all aspects of your case. I would recommend him highly to anyone in need of a great litigation attorney!
Posted by Doug | September 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Closer
I was in a 5 year legal night mare. We were in a revolving door of one complaint going away and another would take its place. This had gone on for so long I had banks and other agencies coming down on me. Action had to be taken. Josh was recommended to me through one of the attorneys that was working on the case and the new issues that had risen was out of his arena. Josh met with me and quickly did his assessment and brought himself up to speed with all that had happened over the past 5 years. He immediately began to draw up resolutions to settled the matter I hired him on and the issues that caused the issue in the first place. The third and fourth order effects of his work laid the foundation to end all the other issues from the past 5 years. His aggressiveness, communication and negotiating with the other parties was instrumental in bringing everything to a close in a matter of months. Hind sight, I believe if I had gone to him in the beginning a lot of things would have played out differently to my favor. I greatly appreciated his directness and professionalism. I pray I never have to deal with such horrible circumstances again, but should something else arise in this day of lawsuits he will be the first person I call. I highly recommend Josh, except to the bad people that bring this sort of stuff on!
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Divine Intervention
After I was recklessly rear-ended in an auto accident, I was very lucky to walk away from my totaled car--it was not until later that my injuries became worse and began to manifest, but by that point I was already attempting to deal with the insurance companies on my own. When I finally broke down and called my attorney, he was too busy to take my case and referred me to Josh Johnson. For me, that was "divine intervention". From the time that the accident occured, I tried to protect myself. I took photos at the scene on my phone and went home and made a sketch, kept records, recorded my phone calls with the insurance companies, etc.....and I'm sure that being proactive helped put the pieces together when I finally met Josh Johnson. Josh is everything you would want in an attorney: he is punctual, organized, direct, compassionate, forthright and had an uncanny sense of knowing what I was going through. He handled my case flawlessly and was extremely easy to work with. You have to pick and choose your battles in this life, and this was one with which I realized I needed help. I am profoundly thankful that Josh had my back and was able to win my case. It was not a large case, but he handled me the same as a large client. I can't thank Josh Johnson enough for helping me to put the accident behind me, emotionally and financially. If you are looking for a local attorney, I would highly recommend Josh Johnson.
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Posted by Brett | September 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Consummate Professional
Josh Johnson is a straight-shooter who is a competent, level-headed, and effective attorney. Josh took my unusual case and diligently worked with the slower-than-ever legal system in a manner that was not only in my best interest but ultimately resulted in the best possible outcome. He properly sets expectations, doesn't sugar-coat, and does what he says - those things go a long ways in my book. I give my unequivocal recommendation of Josh to anyone in need of the services of a quality criminal defense attorney .
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Posted by John | July 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal issue related to tenant occupancy
Josh helped us identify and consider legal issues related to tenant occupancy of rental property, Virginia law re landlord rights and responsibilities vs. those of tenants, landlord recourse options if needed, and certain critical communications with tenants and rental agents. His information provided was very clear and understandable, very prompt, and the communications he helped us with were very effective. We enjoyed working with him very much and would gladly do so again.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solved contractural dispute with slow builder
Mr. Johnson helped us in a dispute with a general contractor who did very slow work with poor oversight of his subcontractors. At the end of the project there was a large gap between what we had already paid, what was "owed", and what we felt was reasonable to pay to settle the contract. Josh guided us through this very cleanly with a clear intent not to Nickel and Dime us with trivial charges. He had a good sense of how to negotiate the payoff and in the end saved us quite a bit of money with very little headache. We would use him again with no hesitation in any future legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Councel
Anyone who is fortunate enough to have found themselves in a corner with Josh, should consider themselves blessed. Josh Is a very diligent attorney who has his clients best interest at heart. At no time did I ever worry about the care, attention, or advice I was being provided with. I feel like he truly cares for the client and their interests.
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Posted by Greg | March 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent law firm
I contacted Joshua Johnson on an issue that I have been dealing with for several years. Mr. Johnson went to work immediately and in a short period of time resolved the issue I was dealing with. Now I can focus on growing my business again, I'm very satisfied with the excellent work and will recommend Mr. Johnson to anyone needing legal services.
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Posted by Jason | March 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would rehire if there was ever a need!!
Josh was extremely attentive to my needs as his client. He was always responsive to my questions and responded to calls and or emails in a timely manner. I would retain his services should there ever be a need again!!
Posted by Susan | March 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strongly recommend this attorney
I was represented in two cases by Josh Johnson. He empresses with his ability to communicate the pertinent information, explain options and advise on a course of action. I felt was well informed of the course of action and then kept informed of progress in a timely and responsive manner. I was given very good advice and had an excellent outcome on both occasions..
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Posted by Linda | September 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic Violation Nightmare
Joshua Johnson is the best attorney anyone could hope for. The results were unbelievable and the charges were minimal for our teenage son. I would hire him in a minute and highly recommend him.
Posted by David | September 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I retained Mr. Johnson to represent me in a legal matter that had the potential to be somewhat involved. Mr. Johnson was very upbeat and optimistic from the very start. I was surprised by the fact that Josh consistently reached out to me to follow up on details as they arose. Communication on his part was exemplary and very refreshing. Ultimately the case was dropped as was his plan. I would highly recommend Josh Johnson for several reasons: Great communication, positive attitude, honest yet considerate, and diligent in the pursuit of a favorable outcome.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Johnson, Rosen & O'Keeffe, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore LLP
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Johnson, Ayers & Matthews PLC
  • 2005 - 2007

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Virginia
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • STEADFAST INSURANCE COMPANY a/s/o SKANSKA USA BUILDING, INC. f/k/a BEERS CONSTRUCTION v. BRODIE CONTRACTORS, INC.
  • Court granted Defendant's Summary Judgment Motion

Associations

  • Federal Bar Association - Roanoke
  • President (2014-15)
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Chair, Construction and Public Contracts Section
  • 2007 - Present
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • The Ted Dalton American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Chair, Corporate and Commercial Litigation Section
  • 2005 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV/Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Rising Star - Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Virginia Super Lawyer
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite (Construction)
  • Virginia Business magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star - Construction/Surety Law
  • Virginia Super Lawyer
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
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Publications

  • The VADA Journal of Civil Litigation, Vol. XXII, No. 4,
  • Social Media and Discovery — New Tools, Same Rules
  • 2011
  • The VADA Journal of Civil Litigation, Vol. XXII, No. 2,
  • Daewoo: A Cautionary Tale of Federal Contracting
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ted Dalton American Inn of Court
  • E-Discovery 2.0: Beyond the Basics
  • 2016
  • 34th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar
  • The Complete Law of E-Discovery (Abridged) in 50 minutes or less
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
Construction and development Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Josh to be thorough and well prepared."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am proud to endorse Mr. Johnson. He is a tenacious, smart and hard-working attorney. I give him my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is one of Roanoke's best under 40."
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Roanoke Construction and development Lawyer Joshua Charles Johnson
Joshua Charles Johnson
Construction and development Attorney
Roanoke, VA
Licensed for 17 years