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David G. Johnson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Brighton, MI

4.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1976
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About David

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

    48 years, 700 cases

  2. Business

    48 years, 350 cases

  3. Contracts and agreements

    48 years, 600 cases

  4. Child custody

    48 years, 500 cases

  5. Real estate

    48 years, 700 cases

I have an AV rating established by my peers.  This is the highest rating available to attorneys. My present office is located in Livingston County and I have practiced in the county since 1982.  I have served the court system as a mediator and case evaluator on numerous occaisions I the past I have served as a hearing officer for the State of Michigan Racing Commission and Gaming Control Commission. this office handles numerous family (divorce) law matters and business matters including business and real estate litigation.  I serve as the Deerfield Township attorney.


David G. Johnson
8163 Grand River Rd Ste 100
Brighton, MI, 48114

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Posted by Cheryl | January 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Lawsuit Successfully Resolved
Mr. Johnson represented our homeowners association in an access related lawsuit initiated by a local developer. We provided a great deal of background information - some of it going back 50 years. He quickly evaluated this abundant information, determined what was most important and effectively used it in his legal documents that were filed with the court. Since he was working with an association, all of the meetings involved multiples leaders/participants. Mr. Johnson was accommodating of the multiple schedules involved, and we were always able to find a meeting time that would allow all interested parties to attend. In addition, during these meetings, he solicited our input on many issues. He always listened patiently in an effort to provide a better defense. In the end, the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit. Not only did the case get dismissed, we were able to recoup our attorney’s fees from the plaintiff by court order. We attribute the successful outcome to Mr. Johnson's exceptional efforts and real estate knowledge. We would not hesitate to hire him again should issues arise within our association that require legal support.
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Posted by Michael | October 23, 2015
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Extremely Reliable and Great to work with
I have worked with Mr. Johnson over the last 2 1/2 years over multiple cases. Both of them involving my children. Mr. Johnson has been an absolute joy to work with. He has always followed through with what he states he is going to do, and has always been nothing but professional to deal with. His work ethic and demeanor are second to none. Mr. Johnson had worked with me on my divorce case involving myself and my 2 minor children. I always felt like he was on my side, and looking out for the best interest of myself as well as my children. He understands the importance of family and that is paramount in how he handles family cases. I would highly recommend Mr. Johnson (and have) to anyone who is seeking legal counsel within his specialties.
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Posted by Kim | October 4, 2015
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Very Strongly Recommend
In my field of business, I periodically have dealings with attorneys. Most are competent and have a good expertise . However, once in a while I encounter one that is head and shoulders above the crowd. David Johnson is one of those attorneys. Recently, Mr Johnson handled a case for me with a positive outcome. He was not only able to defend me, but was also able to secure a judgement against the other party for my full attorney fees. I would very strongly recommend his services to anyone, except someone against me!
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Posted by Debra | September 10, 2015
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Review of our Lawyer, Mr. David G. Johnson
Mr. Johnson was very professional, very easy to talk to and helped us immensely. His secretary and his whole staff were very friendly to talk to, and always returned phone calls. We feel fortunate to have found Mr. Johnson and plan to use his services again.
Posted by James | August 28, 2015
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Fellow Lawyer in Community
I endorse Dave Johnson without hesitation. Dave specializes in Divorce Law and Business Law and has extensive experience in both fields. When I receive calls from people who are looking for help with a Divorce or Business situation/issue, I refer those people to Dave without hesitation. When I refer people to Dave Johnson, I know that they will be completely satisfied with his services.
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Posted by Terry | August 24, 2015
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Highly Recommend
I've worked with or been part of a small group working with Dave periodically for last 18 years for various items: 1) development of a commercial real-estate building and the eventual sale, 2) personal will and trust, 3) sale of an out-of state small business, 4) employee contracts, and 5) home owners association by-law review. In all situations, Dave conducted our business with a very high degree of professionalism, accuracy, and timeliness.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Johnson Totally Mishandled my Case
I hired Mr. Johnson to respond to a motion filed by my ex-husband. Mr. Johnson accepted my retainer check but never responded to the motion. I tried to contact him on numerous occasions, but the hearing date came and went without response, and the court decided the motion against me because Mr. Johnson never filed an appearance or an answer. Mr. Johnson finally contacted me to indicate he was going through many personal issues and begged me not to file a complaint with the ethics board that I had suggested to him I was prepared to do. He eventually refunded my retainer fee for not filing the complaint, but I still need to find an attorney not self-absorbed with personal issues to try and undo this mess. I'd avoid Mr. Johnson until he gets his own house in order.
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Posted by Matthew | September 5, 2019
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Should have been my own counsel
Ahhh... Where to begin. I guess my experience utilizing this attorney could be summarized as being nonexistant. I hired him for a custody case and wound up not seeing my son for 6 months, not being able to contact Dave or get him to return calls even leaving 7 consecutive messages one day. Simply, this dude sucks at his job. Period. Find someone else
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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of David G. Johnson
  • 1976 - Present
  • Township Attorney
  • Deerfield Township
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Hearing Officer for the Gaming Control Board
  • State of Michigan
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Mediator
  • Livingston County Circuit Court
  • 1989 - 2015
  • Hearing Officer for the Office of the Racing Commissioner
  • State of Michigan
  • 1979 - 1986
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  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Albion College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973


  • Salvation Army
  • Advisory Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Workskills Corporation
  • Board Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Legal Consultant
  • 1985 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Michigan Small Business Development Seminar
  • Business Law
  • 2012
  • Michigan Small Business Development Center Seminar
  • Business Law
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with David for a number of years. He is professional, courteous, and prompt in handling his client's matters. He is a pleasure to deal with in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David Johnson put in the extra effort to help resolve the matter in our case, in a way that satisfied both Parties and solved the problem, saving the Parties the time and expense of court proceedings...thanks !"
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Brighton Divorce and separation Lawyer David G. Johnson
David G. Johnson
Divorce and separation Attorney
Brighton, MI
Licensed for 47 years