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Douglas B Johnson

Criminal defense Attorney at Bloomington, IL

5.0   19 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 7 years
    Illinois - IL 7 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Douglas

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People need a lawyer that understands their needs, a lawyer with the analytical, research, and people skills, not to mention the creativity, necessary to get the best possible outcome. That’s where I come in. My name is Douglas Johnson, and I am a skilled lawyer, who graduated law school one-third faster than most. I graduated cum laude at the top of my class, regularly receiving honors and awards for my achievements.

I am a Bloomington-Normal native, as I was born and raised in the twin cities. Also, I am not one who went straight from high school to college and then right into law school. Like my father, I thought it was important to get real-world experience before committing my life to the practice of law. Originally, I worked as a union carpenter in the area, and put those skills to work designing and constructing the Johnson Law Group Offices. While raising a family and obtaining my bachelor’s degree, I worked as a private investigator, where I gained advanced knowledge of many investigative practices. Through my time as a private investigator, I gained skills at interviewing, taking statements, and collecting and preserving evidence. Since then, I worked for many years with State Farm at their Regional and Corporate offices, and became an experienced negotiator conducting mediations representing State Farm's interests against lawyers, and I hadn’t even gone to law school yet.

Following in my father’s footsteps, I obtained my license to practice law, first in Illinois and then in the District of Columbia (D.C.). I have experience handling everything from a petty traffic offense to class X felony cases. I also have experience in a number of different practice areas including: civil litigation, business planning and incorporation, expungement, sealing, and executive clemency, appellate practice, and real estate matters to name a few. I dedicate my professional efforts to protecting my client’s interests, whether it is through passionate negotiations or by aggressive defense at trial, and would be devoted to putting my skills to work for you!

When I am not fighting for my clients I still enjoy carpentry projects and spending time with my wife, Bethany, and our two children, Bailey and Caleb.

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Location

Johnson Law Group
115 West Front Street
Bloomington, IL, 61701

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Posted by Derek | April 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional Service and Results
Thanks to Doug Johnson and the Johnson Law Group for handling my case. This Law Firm is second to none, including Dougs expertise and services!
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Preserved quality of life for my whole family
I was facing some pretty unreasonable charges for something I did, so I walked right across the street to Johnson law and within a few minutes of talking to someone there, had my mind put completely at ease. I then hired Doug Johnson to represent me. He was able to get my chargers reduced to something much more manageable and that wouldn’t completely upset the lives of myself and my family. He is very efficient and effective. Thanks Doug!
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Posted by Ervin | January 25, 2021
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HAVE NO FEAR, DOUG IS HERE!
Well first off, I found my self in an accident in the wrong county. I was looking at an class 4 felony just off an accident. I looked around for a lawyer not well enough and ended up with a lawyer not for this case. FYI, get the right lawyer! She was small time and alone. After going to several court dates no luck I had to look around again before I ended up where I didn’t want to be. Thanks to my father , who recently passed, I was given a number that leads me to Johnson Law. My attorney assigned was Doug Johnson. Super professional and concerned for my needs as the client. My first impression was this guy wants to help me genuinely and resolve my problem to the best of his ability. He and his law firm and legal aid (Holy) was spot on and I felt like I hired the right people. End of the day, Doug had worked a deal for the felony to be dismissed and instead a misdemeanor. No jail time, I have my license and I’ma lot more stress free with this not over my head. My only regret is that I didn’t find Doug and the Johnson Law Firm earlier. Thank you all again for everything.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2020
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Respectful Lawyer
Douglas was a great helpful to the case and made sure we understand the situation clearly. He was very support and good at work it out for us. thank you Douglas Johnson
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
So grateful that Douglas Johnson pleaded my case. He was able to get a traffic violation dismissed that I was very concerned about.
Posted by Peter | October 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Possible Outcome
Douglas and his assistant Dawn were professional and courteous. Douglas was able to secure the best possible outcome for me on a Scott's law violation. He was able to get my fines reduced and my my charges will be dismissed after 6 months of court supervision and there will be no conviction record. Additionally, I live in the Chicago area and Douglas was able to get my case resolved without me having to appear in court.
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Posted by Luke | June 20, 2019
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Went Above And Beyond
Doug and his assistant Dawn went above and beyond multiple times while defending me. I received the best possible outcome for my case because Doug took the time to speak with me whenever I needed. Doug was there to help guide me through this most difficult time of my life and for that I am eternally grateful.
Posted by Adam | April 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
My attorney for life.
He was very easy to talk to, very easy to understand, and works very hard on the case. He did everything perfect. He will be my attorney for the rest of my life. He took on my case and got all charges dropped. NOT GUILTY!
Posted by Jackie | February 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I had such a great outcome with Doug and his law firm. They did a great job of answers any questions I had and made me feel at ease. Doug was able to get my charges dropped and even did the expungement for me, which he recommended. Never thought I would have an attorney willing to do more work for me than I asked. Doug was always professional, courteous and straight to the point. Will recommend to everyone I know. Thank you Doug for making my life easier and giving me the best possible outcome from my situation. If I could give more stars I would.
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Posted by Roger | February 3, 2019
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Best law firm
Best group of people that will fight for you will definitely hire them again if I ever need an attorney
Posted by Clayton | January 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer saved my life!
Over the last summer I racked up quite a record with multiple charges that could of followed me for the rest of my life. Luckily when I spoke with Doug I knew he would be the perfect lawyer for me and he assured me he would handle everything. And to my surprise he did! He saved my life and I couldn't of asked for a better lawyer!!
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Posted by JoAnna | October 17, 2018
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My saving Angel
I contacted Johnson law group when I was first asked to answer questions about my case when it was a felony. They were very helpful and reassuring. I was told they would take my case and what my retainer fee would be. Doug was able to get my felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor. He was very clear in explaining things to me and how we are going to proceed. The best part about Doug was that he helped me obtain a NOT GUILTY VERDICT. I would definitely recommend Doug Johnson to anyone needing an attorney. Thank you Doug for doing a great job on my case.
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Posted by Kim | September 18, 2018
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Thanks to Doug Johnson, our case was dismissed.
Doug was helpful in explaining the process and procedures for our case from day one. He explored the records and researched the case with detail and expertise. His persistence and awareness of the law allowed him to aid us in getting our case dismissed. We are grateful for his professionalism and tenacity.
Posted by Dyrell | July 20, 2018
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An Amazing Lawyer, and All Around Great Guy
Johnson Law group is the most professional and knowledgeable legal establishments that I have encountered. Doug Johnson and his Father Mark Johnson are the prime example of a family who cares. They are both expert lawyers who truly cares about each of their clients regardless of how minor or major the case may seem. I was in a terrible spot, and where many turned their backs, Doug and his father Mark fought hard and ensured that justice was served. They actually listened to my feelings as well as equip me with legal knowledge of everything that was occurring. I went from a place of not being able to sleep easy to a place of peace, and had it not been for this exceptional firm, I would not have that feeling. I would recommend them 1 million times over, and I wish there were more stars to give.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2018
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Best defense representation
Thank you Douglas Johnson for a dismissal on both cases for me and giving your clients full service of expungment. You and the legal team fight for your clients and give up nothing. My life is back again. Thank you again for the best representation a client can have in your expertise of law.
Posted by Douglas Hall | March 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Doug Johnson is the best.
Attorney Doug Johnson, along with the legal staff at Johnson Law Offices, were more then a lawyer, they were a legal team made up of the area’s top attorneys working together on my behalf. I’ve found myself over the years having to use an attorney to solve personal legal matters. I’ve NEVER felt comfortable with any of the attorneys that have represented me in the past. I was always left questioning, how these individuals even passed their bar exams, let alone operated within the court room. This ended up leaving me frustrated. I began to find myself contemplating if obtaining an attorney was even necessary. But my beliefs changed when it came to acquiring the legal services of Johnson Law Office, who equipped me with not just one of the area’s brightest and most determined attorneys in Doug Johnson, but they also provided me with an entire team of Illinois’s top legal minds assisting on my legal pursuit for justice. They always ensured that I was the key part of my defense team, they listened to any questions that would arise and they stood behind my decisions during the entirety of my case. Attorney Doug Johnson is a brilliant, ambitious and tells it like it is, type of guy. He is extremely dedicated to his clients and If you ever find yourself in the need to retain an attorney, then you MUST contact Johnson Law Office and be sure to ask for Attorney Doug Johnson in your pursuit to prove your innocence. Oh yeah, he won my case. Keep up the great work, and Thanks again for everything.
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Posted by Nick | December 18, 2017
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Mr
Doug was dedicated to finding the most positive outcome to my case. Without his expertise and knowledge I would’ve had no hope in preserving my rights. The Johnson Legal team are a group of hard working professionals I would personally recommend to anyone. Happy holidays, Doug.
Posted by Rebecca | February 20, 2017
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Outstanding service from an outstanding lawyer!
Doug was amazing to work with. He was very easy going, charismatic, and genuine. He made it very easy to form a sense of trust and communication. This was my very first run in with the law and so I had a million quiestions and concerns. Doug took a lot of time going through each and every detail to answer my questions and was very patient with me. Doug really took the time and made me know he really cared about helping my case and helping me get the best possible outcome. He made my lengthy court process easy and helped me keep my anxiety at a low. Doug is a very VERY good lawyer and did a wonderful job communicating everything with me and helping me prepare for my court dates. Needless to say this whole process would have been a nightmare with Doug.
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Posted by Brent | July 11, 2016
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Great Attorney! I would definitely hire again!
Mr. Johnson represented my wife and I on a real estate matter and I was very impressed with how knowledgeable he was. Mr. Johnson ensured that during every stage of the process, that he was only looking out for our best interest and went above and beyond to make us feel like our case took priority over anything else. Unlike most attorneys I have dealt with previously, Mr. Johnson was also very personable and the type of guy you could have a beer with. He made us feel very comfortable and confident during the entire process. I would hire him again for anything legal related..
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Johnson Law Group, LLC
  • 2016 - Present

Education

  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • J.D., cum laude
  • 2016

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. J.S.
  • Not Guilty; Acquittal

Associations

  • Bar Admission: U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • McLean County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Mediator
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Bloomington, Illinois, Treatment Provider
  • Illinois Driver's License Reinstatement
  • 2017
  • Peoria, Illinois, Treatment Center
  • Illinois Driver's License Reinstatement
  • 2016
  • Pekin, Illinois, Treatment Facility
  • Illinois Driver's License Reinstatement
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
Endorse Douglas
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Doug is a great attorney, who never stops fighting!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Simply awesome!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Douglas is an incredible attorney who is willing to fight for his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."