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Michael Alan Johnson

Criminal defense Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.9   12 reviews
  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 28 years
    Illinois - IL 41 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

I have been a practicing criminal defense attorney since 1982. I am also licensed in Minnesota. I have handled cases in both State and Federal Courts in, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Texas, as well as a military court in Alabama. I have represented numerous individuals charged with capital offenses over the years and have been active in the N.A.C.D.L. since 1980. I offer free consultations and make myself available 7 days a week. In addition I am of counsel at Halunen & Associates in Minneapolis,  Mn, which specializes in Employment Discrimination cases as well as nationwide class action cases. I have an enormous respect for our brave men and women who served our country and extend a reduced rate for all members of the military and their families. I am also a panel attorney for the Illinois Rifle Association and the U.S. Conceal and Carry Association , helping citizens procure and retain their Conceal and Carry license. 

Location

Michael A. Johnson and Associates
415 North La Salle Drive
Suite 300A
Chicago, IL, 60654
Michael A. Johnson and Associates
80 South 8th Street Ste. 1650
IDS Center
Minneapolis, MN, 55402
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Posted by Tom Kovacs | February 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
Michael was excellent! He was very prompt responding to both initial and follow-up questions. He walked thru potential issues in the paperwork he reviewed and provided direct and clear guidance. I will use him again whenever I need outside counsel.
Posted by Jeffrey Jackson | September 23, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice
Mr. Johnson called me as soon as i contacted him via message. He gave me great advice, and even agreed to represent me in the future. Very confident in his skills.
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He helped ease my mind during this stressful event
star only I contacted Mr. Johnson looking for answers to my possible involvement in a pending case. I needed to know what my possible involvement was, what the outcome could be and what I should do at this point. He did some research into it and got back to me quickly with the answers. He helped to set my mind at ease for the time being and let me know that I could contact him at any time in the future regarding this matter. Should I need representation, I will definitely be contacting him first. His direct number is now stored in my speed dial. Thank you Michael for your due diligence. It is truly appreciated.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael is amazing at what he does
I had never gotten into any kind of trouble with the law; not so much as even a parking ticket. But when I did over a very dumb mistake, I had a bit of a breakdown. I had no idea what to expect, or how to handle my situation. I started to work with a family friend who ended up making me more concerned about my fate, and I ultimately decided that he wasn't the right person to help me through this difficult time. Michael was readily available. He was easy to reach, and when we had our first consultation, he alleviated a lot of my anxiety, letting me know that everything would be alright. A week later, he was at my court date and was able to get my case completely dismissed. I also worked with Michael to have the arrest expunged from my record. I feel assured knowing that the experience is completely behind me and won't come back to haunt me down the line. Michael has reasonable pricing, and it's well worth it. He gets the job done. I would recommend him to anybody in legal trouble!
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Posted by B Rabbit | June 23, 2015
A case so bad I was embarrassed to reach out
I had a criminal case so devastatingly bad, I was embarrassed to go to (a) attorney in general. Michael sat me down, we watched the video evidence, he reassured me it wasn't the end of the world, and he delivered. I don't care what rating this site gives him, he is the best Criminal Defense attorney in Chicago and his clients and fellow peers know it! Thanks for being there when I needed you most.
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Posted by Terry | May 14, 2015
The best defense attorney
Michael Johnson is the finest defense attorney that can be found. The guy is hard working, honest and communicates day and night. I have referred several friends and he has never let any of us down.
Posted by Sally | November 19, 2014
Brilliant trial lawyer
Mr. Johnson represented my son, a college student, who had been charged with an offense that could have caused his expulsion from school. Mr. Johnson convinced a judge to dismiss all the charges, and my son is now graduating with honors. Thank you for your devotion and efforts to help our family. I highly recommend you contact Mr. Johnson if your family is in need of legal help.
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Posted by Luis | November 18, 2014
Great Trial Lawyer
Mr.Johnson represented my son who was charged with a serious drug case and convinced a jury to find him not guilty of all charges. I highly recommend Mr.Johnson if you need a real top notch trial lawyer in your corner.
Posted by James | October 5, 2013
The best
All I got to say is that mike Johnson saved my life in a very serious charge...judge found me not guilty.. Thank mr Johnson your the best in the buisness....
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2011
Great Trial Attorney
Mr. Johnson represented my son for a very serious criminal charge. He convinced the jury to find him not guilty, when other lawyers i went to wanted him to plead guilty. Everyone that saw him work, commented on his style and confidence. If you find yourself in trouble call Mr. Johnson.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2010
The Best in the Field
Mr. Johnson is a dynamic attorney. He was very thorough in preparation of my case. His patient and easygoing approach with me allowed me to be at ease and assured of his representation. In the courtroom, he was "on fire". His years of experience and knowledge in several legal areas have helped me through a few incidents.
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lawyer opinion
He told me that he would review my pending federal case and pleadings without charging me a $250.00 consultation fee. I will be following up with his free advice tomorrow, Tuesday.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Independent Program Attorney
  • U. S. Law Shield
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Halunen & Associates
  • 1995 - Present
  • Owner
  • Michael A. Johnson and Associates
  • 1982 - Present

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Illinois
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • u.s. v. Rey
  • not guilty, jury verdict
  • Hagen v. S.O.H.
  • Settled in excess of $10,000,000
  • US v. Lawrence
  • Not Guilty, Jury Verdict

Associations

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Federal Trial Bar
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Capital Litigation Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2013
  • Illinois Association of Criminal Defense
  • Member
  • 1988 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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Publications

  • USCCA
  • Conceal and Carry
  • 2014
  • IRA
  • The 4th Amendment and you
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • New gun laws in Illinois
  • conceal and carry in Illinois
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (12)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the privilege of working with Michael Johnson on a difficult and intricate federal white collar crime case. In the course if this we have discussed a wide range of legal matters and cases. Michael Johnson is a superb, insightful, perceptive and deeply experienced attorney. If I were in trouble with the criminal law I would want him defending me. He’s brilliant, relentless, clear-eyed, and rigorously honest. You could not do better than to have him in your corner. I recommend him without the slightest reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Michael Johnson on numerous matter over many years and know him to be a smart, energetic and insightful attorney, who works tirelessly for this clients. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Johnson is a hard working and knowledgeable attorney. He fights hard for his clients and is not afraid to proceed to trial. He has built a reputation as a tough trial lawyer and is a credit to the profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mike since law school. The day we received our law license he hit the ground running and tried his very first case. He is a hard working, knowledgable advocate, dedicated to providing the best representation to his clients. I would recommended him to anyone in need of a top notch criminal defense attorney."
White collar crime
Employment and labor
Medical malpractice
Medical malpractice
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Class action
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Employment and labor
Litigation
Employment and labor
Chicago Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Alan Johnson
Michael Alan Johnson
Criminal defense Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 41 years
Free Consultation