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David Michael Johnson

Criminal defense Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    DUI/OVI, Drug Crimes, Domestic Violence

  2. DUI and DWI

  3. Juvenile law
    Juvenile traffic and DUI/OVI; Drug Crimes; Domestic Violence

  4. Domestic violence

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket

  6. Expungement

  7. Business
    Small business formation; business contracts; LLC operating, confidentiality, buy-sell and non-compete agreements.

Aggressive and affordable criminal defense and small business attorney. Attorney David Johnson graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in Criminology. I then went on to earn my Juris Doctorate from the University of Toledo College of Law.


I have worked for public defender's and prosecutor's offices. These experiences will allow him to aggressively advocate on your behalf because I have the knowledge of how criminal courts work and how prosecutor's handle cases.


Upon passing the July 2014 Ohio Bar Exam, I opened Johnson Legal, LLC. Johnson Legal specializes in offering excellent representation at an affordable price. Unlike many law firms, I personally am involved in every case from start to finish. This allows me to be intimately aware of the facts of each case and provide the best service to my clients, such as negotiating better deals for small business owners and effectively defending clients in court.


I am available at any time to answer your questions. I am dedicated to providing outstanding legal representation at a reasonable cost. Contact me at or visit the Johnson Legal, LLC website at




Johnson Legal, LLC
1900 Polaris Parkway
Suite 450
Columbus, OH, 43240

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Posted by Sarah | November 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Felonious Assault Aquittal
Mr. David Johnson helped my husband and I, though only he was being charged, navigate through the legal process from arraignment through trial, ending in an aquittal. Whenever we had questions, we got answers. Sometimes we had to wait for a response, but he'd always get back with one of us. He was very knowledgeable of the law, but also made sure we understood what was going on every step of the way. He prepared us both for what to expect as the next step in the process was approaching. I think most importantly he was blessed with common sense which made communication very easy, as well as making us feel like actual people rather than just another client. I'd recommend David Johnson to help through any legal process and would definitely contact him again in the future should we need representation.
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Posted by Justin | August 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t Have Done it Without Him!
Mr. Johnson is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful! He took the time to meet with us and thoroughly explain everything, as well as answer all of our questions. He is a straight shooter and will let you know exactly what he thinks about your situation and what he believes is the best possible avenue to explore. He got our case dismissed and rather quickly considering the pandemic. I very highly recommend him to anyone in need of professional counsel!
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2020
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Thank you.
I want to thank David for being there during a hard time. He got the best end result for my boyfriend, and we are thankful for his efforts and time. He was extremely professional and prompt. I am glad to know that there are lawyers out there who take pride in what they do. Thank you once again.
Posted by Rob | June 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend David Johnson! We hired him in a juvenile related case and he performed to the highest of expectations! He is very knowledgeable, very professional, highly motivated but most of all he cares! But to make a long story short I will just say he made quick work of the prosecutor!
Posted by Ry | February 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
David Johnson keeps you safe and helps navigate the process.
I needed some asssitance navigating the entire process and was nervous and didn’t know where to start. I contacted David and he immediately made me feel safe and explained the entire process to me. He was definitely the right partner for me to obtain the desired outcome.
Posted by Elisa | February 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Reccommend
This being the first time that I have need legal assistance, I have to say, David Johnson is the type of lawyer you want representing you. He is very good at explaining a legal process so that you can understand everything that may happen in the process. You never have to go through anyone to get to him, he will answer calls or texts in a very timely manner. He is very down to earth and makes you feel calm and confident through the process. Highly recommend David to anyone needing legal representation!
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
David did a great job on my case and was thorough and professional from beginning to end of the process. I would highly recommend him for legal services in the future.
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Would recommend to anyone
Mr. Johnson represented me for 2 minor misdemeanor charges and helped me get the first dismissed and got the second amended. He talked with me on the phone directly and answered every single question I had. He always took the time to explain every detail to me and didn't get off the phone with me until I felt comfortable. He was extremely polite and resourceful. His price is extremely fair comparatively which is the main reason I worked with him in the first place. He made the entire process a lot easier on my end and I always felt like I was in good hands. I would recommend him and his firm to anyone.
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Posted by John | July 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Quality work
Excellent attorney. Friendly, explained the process well, and got me a great result. Would definitely recommend to anyone I know who might be looking for legal services in Central Ohio.
Posted by Client | April 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
David Johnson was, kind, courteous, and overall an outstanding lawyer. I was inexperienced with legal matters, and he was an invaluable asset to me.
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Saved us!
My son had gotten into some trouble, first time. David steered us through a very confusing legal system. We couldn't possibly have done it without him.
Posted by Annamarie | October 6, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
He is awsome
I would just like to say I highly recommend this lawyer he is one of the best I have ever had. He is nice and understanding and he does a great job he truly is a good attorney. He is also great at making sure you know what's going on. Being a women alot of times guy attorneys don't really sit down and explain stuff to you but this guy he is great he made sure I understood every thing I needed to know. Thank you so much for all your help!
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Posted by Brandon | May 16, 2015
one of the nicest lawyers iv met in Columbus ohio
David johnson is one of the nicest lawyers iv ever had represent me, he always calls you back when you need information on things involving your case, he makes sure to help you understand everything going on in reference to your cases and he isnt going to overcharge for his services unlike most he also helps alot by giving extremely good free advice when its needed so overall hes a good choice to represent you
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Posted by Brouke | January 25, 2015
Outstanding Attorney
I was facing false accusations and overall a lose/lose case. I had been given the run around and shuffled through the system with no hope left. Mr. Johnson was professional, driven, and wouldn't take no for an answer. His determination, focus, and innate legal abilities led to me winning my case. On top of that, he was kind, sincere, and always kept me informed. I truly couldn't have asked for better representation. I would highly recommend him to anyone! Darn good lawyer!!!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-150 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.1 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Johnson Legal, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • Lucas County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Toledo Public Defender's Office
  • 2013 - 2013


  • University of Toledo
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • The Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011


  • Columbus Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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