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Joshua Aaron Johnson

Child custody Attorney at Hastings, NE

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NE
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

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I have been a long time resident of Hastings moving here in 1993 when my father Chris Johnson joined the law firm of Conway and Connolly. I met my wife Bailey while attending Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. I convinced her to leave Okoboji, Iowa and follow me to the Good Life where we were married in Lincoln in 2011. We moved back to Hastings when I joined Conway, Pauley & Johnson in 2013. We have three beautiful children, Harper, Finn and Mattie that enrich our lives.

I enjoy the practice of law and furthering my understanding of the many areas of practice. I strive to have a calming presence and occasional voice of reason for clients facing difficult situations in their lives. When I am away from the firm, Bailey and I share a passion for traveling the world and we look forward to instilling that passion in our children. I am a Husker fan to a fault, I also enjoy playing soccer, hiking in the Rocky Mountains and spending time with the many great friends we have made in Hastings.
My wife and I really enjoy living in the Hastings community. We are fortunate to be surrounded by a group of young professionals that share an eagerness to develop this city as an attractive place for professionals to raise a family while also marketing the many qualities Hastings has in store. Hastings allows me to give back and in that vein I deliver for Meals on Wheels, serve on the Board of Directors for the Hastings Public Schools Foundation and Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce, and I'm an active Rotarian and also volunteer at our church.

Contact Joshua

Conway, Pauley & Johnson P.C.
906 W. 2nd Street Suite 206
Hastings, NE, 68901


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Posted by matt | April 11, 2020
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highly recommened
In 13 years of dealing with the court system for custody and child support matters. Mr. Johnson was the first attorney to get me a fair deal on my support. As time progressed he helped me take custody of my children. Every dealing with this firm has been a great experience. Communication and insight about the procedures along the way was always top notch. After spending the better part of a decade and over 10k on wasted court trips with other firms. One of the luckiest things in my life was finding a lawyer like Mr. Johnson.
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Posted by Derik | May 17, 2018
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Saved my family
Literally what the tile says. Josh did so much I don't even know where to begin. Last year both of my daughters were living with me. We had not heard from their mother in a while until one day she showed up and took them from me in the most immoral way. I feel lucky to have had Josh as my attorney. He was very quick to get me emergency custody. The quickness Josh and his assistant Carrie worked to get everything set up truly amazed me. Our emails and calls were always answered. Never once through that whole nightmare did I ever feel alone. Well eventually I got my daughters back. Even tho my daughter's mom had proven herself irresponsible, Josh always suggested to give her some rights to let her see my daughters so she could prove herself. Even tho I felt she didn't deserve it, I gave him my trust because of all he had done and I respected his suggestions. This to me proves that he truly cares about the involvement of both parents and always tries to do the right thing. He was always sincere when answering my questions. The price he charges for his services are nothing compared to the value he brings. I am forever thankful for his help. Especially now that I have full custody of my daughters and my family is complete again. Besides having a satisfied client I can also say he has gained a friend. It has been a dream of mine and my girlfriend's to move to Arizona. Josh also helped me get permission for us to move. My little ladies are extremely excited for that and all thanks to him. So Josh thank you and your amazing team. You're welcome to visit us any time in Arizona!
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Posted by Gary | March 7, 2018
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Great guy
Joshua helped me reclaim some money from my ex wife for medical bills that I had occurred from my daughters.
Posted by Stephanie | December 8, 2017
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I highly recommend this law firm!
I went through a divorce and couldn't had made a better choice than to hire Joshua as my lawyer. I thank him, Joan and everyone else who worked on my case for always answering my questions, caring about my case, letting me know everything that was going on and doing everything they could to solve my case. Joshua did an awesome job at the trial he is very professional and always looked for ways to help me out in all the matters that a divorce has. It finally ended and I was very happy with the Judge's final decision. I highly recommend this law firm!
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Posted by Dylan | January 29, 2016
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I was referred to Josh by a friend. I was currently in a divorce that was going on three years. My first attorney was hard to get a hold of and often didn't return my phone calls. Josh's office was very professional. They answered all my questions. I was able to terminate my marriage in an acceptable time frame once Josh was hired. I feel that he worked hard for me, and had my best interest in mind. I would definitely recommend him for anyone going through a divorce.
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Posted by Jed | January 27, 2016
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Father custody
When I first talk to Josh about going after custody of my son, he was direct with his answers and let me know what kind of bumby road that we would be in for. He did in fact help me get custody of my son and I am very grateful to him for that. I would highly recommend him to anybody. He has a very good staff to assist him in getting all the information. Almost always available to discuss problems that arise or questions that arise. I would definitely use him again in my future legal actions.
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Posted by Michael | January 26, 2016
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Custody Issues
Josh was very direct, to the point and professional when I retained his services. He let me know what I was in for in a polite direct way.He answered my questions in a non condescending manor. As his client I felt he truly cared about me and what happened in my life. If you live in the tri cities area in Nebraska, waste no time in retaining his services.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-225 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Senior Certified Law Clerk
  • Brock Law Offices
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Brown Immigration Law
  • 2011 - 2011


  • University of Nebraska College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Morningside College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • Alberts v. Alberts
  • Affirmed on Appeal
  • Nance v. Nance
  • Successful Appeal


  • Hastings Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Hastings Public Schools Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Youth Exchange Local Coordinator
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Adams County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • 10th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Family Law Practice
  • CALI Excellence for the Future
  • 2013


Speaking Engagements

  • Farmers and Ranchers Estate Planning Seminar
  • Gradual Transition of Farm Assets within the Family
  • 2018

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Hastings Child custody Lawyer Joshua Aaron Johnson
Joshua Aaron Johnson
Child custody Attorney
Hastings, NE
Licensed for 10 years