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Brenda Marie Johnson

Aviation Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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Brenda M. Johnson joined Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy in 1999, bringing several years of commercial litigation experience to our legal team. Brenda is a member of the firm’s appellate department and focuses on aviation litigation, mass torts, class action lawsuits, medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death.

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Brenda M. Johnson joined Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy in 1999, bringing several years of commercial litigation experience to our legal team. Brenda is a member of the firm’s appellate department and focuses on aviation litigation, mass torts, class


Nurenberg Paris Heller & McCarthy
600 Superior Avenue E
Suite 100
Cleveland, OH, 44114


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Posted by Sue | August 9, 2011
Review of Brend Johnson, Esq. NPHM
I fist met Brenda a few years ago while embroiled in multiple lawsuits brought on by another attorney. This attorney had filed 21 lawsuits involving approximtely 35 defendants. I can't even begin to name the number of attorneys that represented these defendents. But I would estimate it was over 20 seperate attorneys. Not to go into a long drawn out story but Brenda negotiated al global settlement which ended the litigation. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful she was in handling everything. Cool, calm, level headed and most of all a BRILLIANT NEGOTIATOR. It was very emotional time going through this and she was there every step of the way. Always kept me updated. Promptly returned calls. Her attention to detail amazing. But even with all that said when I saw her interaction with other attorneys and their respect for her as a colleague I knew I was in good hands. Though at the time I had no idea just how good of hands. She had a very difficult task working with with so many attorneys. She said she would get the job done and she did it way above my expectations. I would hire her again and again. NPHM again also. If someone did not hire them my only comment would be WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU THINKING!!! (Type of case was left blank as it did not cover my cases which were Insurance fraud, Legal Malpractice -I am not an attorney, RICO Act, Conspiricy and a few others. There were 4 in Common Pleas and 2 in Federal Court. NPHM, Brenda Johnson, Esq and the late Hon. Anne Kilbane gave me MY LIFE BACK through the absolutely best representation. I will always be a client! If anyone needs more information Please contact Brenda she has my permission to give you my phone number. To NPHM, David Paris, Esq. and Brenda Johnson, Esq. from the bottom of my heart I cannot say thank you enough. You gave me my life back. You are all amazing!!!!
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  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Nurenberg Paris Heller McCarthy
  • 1999 - Present
  • Associate
  • Squire Sanders & Dempsey, LLP
  • 1993 - 1999


  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Cleveland State
  • MA - Masters
  • 1990
  • Kent State University
  • B.G.S.
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • McMillin v. Davidson Industries, Inc. (8th Dist.), 2005 Ohio 224
  • Becker v. Metzger (7th Dist. 2001), 144 Ohio App 3d 52
  • Vajda v. St. Paul Mercury Ins. Co. (8th Dist.), 2003 Ohio 160
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  • AAJ Publications Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Publications Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (Northeast Ohio Chapter)
  • Advisory Board
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ohio Trial
  • Editorial Board
  • 2008 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • CATA News
  • Evidence of Prior Malpractice Claims -- When is it Admissible, And for What? And When is it Deadly?
  • 2013
  • CATA News
  • A "Review" of Peer Review -- The Eighth District Reiterates The Standard for Claiming Privileges
  • 2012
  • CATA News
  • Subrogation, Survival, and Wrongful Death Actions - How to Protect Wrongful Death Damage Recoveries from Unwarranted Subrogation Claims
  • 2011
  • Ohio Trial (Ohio Association for Justice)
  • Allstate Ins. Co. v. Campbell - The Ohio Supreme Court Rejects the "Substantial Certainty" Test for Inferred Intent, With A Catch
  • 2011
  • AAJ Aviation Law Section Newsletter
  • Substantial Federal Question Jurisdiction -- A Survey Of The Current Law
  • 2007
  • Ohio Trial (Ohio Association for Justice)
  • Great-West Life & Annuity Co. v. Knudson: How to Close the Door on Federal ERISA Subrogation Actions
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Ohio Supreme Court Review 2010
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brenda is a hard-working and tireless advocate for her clients. Clients represented by Brenda can be assured that their legal claims have been thoroughly researched and the legal arguments honed to a fine point. Brenda is an aggressive advocate, worthy opponent (should you be defending) and a great friend."
Personal injury
Personal injury
Cleveland Aviation Lawyer Brenda Marie Johnson
Brenda Marie Johnson
Aviation Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 30 years