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Jarrett Aiken Johnson

Personal injury Attorney at Kansas City, MO

5.0   102 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Jarrett

Learn Jarrett’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    35%
    rear-end collisions, t-bone collisions, head-on collisions, single-car accidents, hit-and-run accidents, accidents with school buses and commercial vehicles, under-insured and uninsured motorist claims.

    21 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    35%
    Personal injury cases arising from defective premises, slip/fall accidents, defective products, and personal assault. Physical and emotional injuries resulting from sexual/physical abuse at churches, religious camps, and schools.

    21 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Wrongful death
    20%
    Representing families whose spouses, patrons, or children are killed because of another's negligence (medical negligence, defective products, car accidents). These lawsuits are brought by surviving family members.

    21 years, 200 cases

  4. Criminal defense
    10%
    Serious felonies, such as murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery, arson, and assault. Defenses may include self-defense, mis-identification by State witnesses, and alibi. Criminal appeals. Post-conviction relief claims of ineffective trial counsel).

    30 years, 3,000 cases

My name is Jarrett Johnson. I have spent my entire career as a trial attorney here in Kansas City, Missouri. For nearly three decades -- more than half my life, I have had the privilege of representing everyday people in cases as varied as serious personal injuries and wrongful death, sex abuse at churches and religious schools, automobile accidents, injuries on private and public premises, defective products, and criminal trials and appeals involving murder and other serious felonies and misdemeanors. 

I have been very fortunate to work in both the public and private sectors: for the State of Missouri, a large law firm with offices across the country, and --since 2010 -- my own law firm. This vast experience has given me a unique perspective and diverse legal background. 

In 2000, when I was just 30 years old, the Missouri Bar Foundation presented me with the Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award in recognition of outstanding trial skills. Since the award was created in the 1950s, less than 200 lawyers in the history of the State of Missouri have received this honor. I am an experienced trial lawyer who has first-chaired dozens of jury trials to a verdict, and have helped other lawyers in many others. 

I realize that people seldom come to a lawyer with good news. I welcome the opportunity to listen to you, and use my abilities as a lawyer to help you through whatever you are facing.

Location

McGonagle Spencer Johnson LLC
4505 Madison Avenue
Kansas City, MO, 64111

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Reviews

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Posted by Jill | December 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the best!
I can’t put into words how absolutely wonderful Jarrett and his entire law firm have been! He took on our case (which was no small task to begin with) and went so above and beyond for us. He kept our wishes and best interest at the forefront of everything he did. He also kept me updated on everything and would always answer my lengthy lists of questions. I could not have asked for a better lawyer. I am forever grateful and appreciative for you, Jarrett. You are a true gem!
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2023
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Miss Wenger
I was very pleased with the professionalism that Jarrett had with my case. He took the case very seriously and did everything in his power to help me get through this and get the best results. He cares a lot of his client and I couldn’t have asked for any one better.
Posted by Hannah | December 9, 2023
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Amazing lawyer
I found Jarret through a friend of mine that he was helping with a case similar to mine. He made the process of filing my suit easy and through him and his team’s hard work I was able to find closure. I cannot recommend him enough.
Posted by Sophia | December 8, 2023
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Jarrett was excellent to work with!!
Jarrett has been an excellent attorney to work with. communication was clear, and he was always very validating with what I went through that led to this case. I would recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney for personal injury.
Posted by Sarah | October 23, 2023
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The Best Attorney In KC!!
I could not recommend Jarrett Johnson more highly! He recently represented me on a car wreck case (where the other side’s insurance drug their feet every step of the way). Mr. Johnson never backed down and ended up getting me about 3 times what my car is even worth! Absolutely outstanding! Five stars is not even close to high enough for a rating!
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Posted by DeLisa | June 29, 2023
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Blessing
Jarrett is amazing! He was able to help my nephew's sentence reduced substantially. Unfortunately I was not able to go to the court appearance, but speaking with Mr. Johnson my family and I are definitely pleased with his services. We would definitely recommend Mr. Johnson to anyone who is in need of a great attorney!!
Posted by Veronica | June 19, 2023
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Awesome
Jarrett Johnson is an awesome attorney. He represented my daughter in a personal injury case. He is very compassionate about his job and those he represent. He keeps you informed of the case and always available to answer questions. I would highly recommend him over any other. My family is very satisfied with his service. Thank you Jarrett.
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Posted by James | February 14, 2023
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Truly superb representation !!!
I am thoroughly delighted with the assistance and representation I received from Mr. Jarrett Johnson. During the entire process, I was impressed with his concern for me, his knowledge of the law, his attention to detail, and his persistence. Jarrett was relentless in his pursuit of the best possible outcome for me. Every aspect of this experience, including the final result, has exceeded all of my expectations. I would not hesitate to use his services again and I recommend him highly.
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Posted by Kay | January 24, 2023
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Transparent and Helpful
Working with Jarrett was my first time working with any Lawyer in the capacity. He went above and beyond to be transparent which was extremely appreciated! He explained legal terms to me in a way that was easy to understand and really went out of his way for me to get the most out of my case. At the end he even gave me a discount of 1,600 which was incredibly generous! I would certainly recommend Jarrett to anyone. I will continue to hire him if anything else arises and I’m confident he’ll get the job done.
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Posted by Isaiah | January 18, 2023
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The Best!!!
I really wanna say thank you for all you have done for me. This man is the real deal and will go above and beyond for you. Thank you for being so awesome and working with me...really helped me better myself and I am forever thankful for you!
Posted by Brook | September 22, 2022
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Jarrett is the Best!
Jarrett went above and beyond for me and my family. We will be forever grateful of him and everything he did for us. Thank you, Jarrett!
Posted by Theresa | September 16, 2022
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Excellent lawyer
Jarrett was a great friendly lawyer who made the whole process very easy. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you for all you did for me.
Posted by Miranda | May 5, 2022
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Hope to never need him again, but if I do he will be the first person I reach out to!
Jarrett was awesome to work with. We never got to meet face to face (dang pandemic) but working with him felt like working with a friend of the family. It’s great knowing he’s just a phone call or a text away, and even my chiropractor said he was impressed that Jarrett himself called him to discuss my therapy and how my case was coming along. You don’t hear about lawyers doing their own legwork in most cases. Very impressed, and I’ll always recommend him if my friends need a top notch PI lawyer!
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Posted by LeAnn Brown | November 26, 2021
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Excellent Laywer
Jarrett made sure through this whole process that we the client knew and understood all relevant information pertaining to our case so that we could make the best informed decision. Because of his willingness to actually take time to listen to his clients, he was able to take in all of the relevant information from the case, analyze it, and create a plan of action. He was very knowledgeable about the law, he explained that some of it came from his educational background and that the rest came from his years of experiences. I would definitely recommend he over and over again, he went over and beyond for myself and family. Thank you again.
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Posted by Brandelyn | October 29, 2021
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Excellent job
Jarrett did an excellent job. He is a great person and a great friend. I'm glad I got to know him.
Posted by Grace | September 22, 2021
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Can we give Jarrett Johnson 10 stars???
Wow, we stumbled upon Jarrett while looking for a lawyer for a family member, and thank God we did. We are from the East Coast, and we were flying blind looking for an attorney for a loved one in trouble. Jarrett went above and beyond to help. He talked me off the ledge several times. Thanks to Jarrett, our loved one can start over and has a chance to turn his life around. Jarrett negotiated a great deal with the prosecutor. He's an exceptional criminal attorney, highly respected, and a very compassionate person. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Kaylon | June 30, 2021
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Outstanding Attorney
He gives you comfort and confidence on your cases. He delivers in what he says. He's affordable and very easy to work with. There is no guessing on what's gonna happen on your cases when you hire him. Hes very educated and punctual. I recommend .
Posted by India | June 12, 2021
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Former client
Mr. Johnson is amazing, professional and affordable he’s amazing in and out the court room couldn’t have asked for a better person to work with I would refer him to any and everybody!!!!
Posted by ROBERT | June 11, 2021
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AMAZINGLY WONDEFUL - FIRST and ONLY pick
He provided our family with the best father's day gift ever...freedom. Mr. Johnson is rated 5 stars and I see why. My fiance pregnant with our son at the time of the incident, advise me of Jarrett's service. With her being high risk and my case being out of state it was difficult for me to be in two places at one time. Jarrett made that possible. He had patience and allowed me peace of mind while going through a very traumatic moment in our lives. He was prompt in providing the necessary details and was very knowledgeable in how to handle my situation. I would highly recommend him as a defense lawyer. Again I am very grateful and would like to take the time to say thank you again! - The Johnson Family
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Posted by Yolanda | May 1, 2021
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Exceptional service
Attorney Johnson provides impeccable service. He is authentic, respectful and very skilled. He was highly recommended by a friend who is also an attorney. Once I shared the situation, my friend said “if I was in that situation, I’d want Jarrett representing me. From the moment we connected, I was impressed. He took my call on a weekend and immediately began working on my behalf. Two years later, I’m very pleased with the outcome and will always sing his praise.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-35%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practitioner
  • The Jarrett Johnson Law Firm
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hubbell Peak O'Neal Napier & Leach
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • McCallister Law Firm
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Polsinelli Shughart
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Attorney & Trial Team Leader
  • Missouri State Public Defender
  • 1995 - 2002
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Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Texas A&M University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • Kansas City - Ross T. Roberts American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2009 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Chair, Jackson County Local Rules Committee
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Missouri Bar
  • Chair--Criminal Law Committee
  • 2001 - 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyer
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyer
  • 2008
  • Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award
  • Missouri Bar Foundation
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • KCMBA Trial Academy
  • Voir Dire
  • 2013
  • KCMBA Trial Academy
  • Opening Statement
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have spent a good amount of time watching Jarrett Johnson litigate. He is an outstanding advocate for his clients. He is aggressive when necessary and he has an excellent command of the law. It is also obvious that he is completely comfortable in the courtroom. That is just a natural talent. I would recommend Jarrett to anyone who needed a lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jarrett. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jarrett is a well respected, very talented and knowledgable lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jarrett is a great lawyer, he is empathetic to his clients and gets excellent results. He has more trial experience than most lawyers I know."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Jarrett as a Missouri State Public Defender. Jarrett is not just a great lawyer, he really cares about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An aggressive and brilliant trial lawyer in both criminal and civil cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Kansas City Personal injury Lawyer Jarrett Aiken Johnson
Jarrett Aiken Johnson
Personal injury Attorney
Kansas City, MO
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation