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Erik Alfred Johnson

Criminal defense Attorney at Eagle, CO

4.3   6 reviews

also known as Johnson Carey Law

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Erik

Learn Erik’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I consider each client’s overall needs and are concerned with the effects of the criminal charges upon every aspect of their lives. I am dedicated to protecting your rights and if needed to reduce penalties.

    36 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    I have successfully handled over a thousand of these cases. Enforcement is strict and the penalties are harsh but I make sure you are treated fairly.

    36 years

  3. Domestic violence
    As a veteran domestic violence defense lawyer, I'm ready to put you in the best possible position to move forward from this.

    36 years

  4. Drug Crime
    I have been able to exonerate and disprove cases as well as negotiate minimal penalties for others. I consider your best interests at all times and try to help with underlying issues, treatment and rehab, when appropriate.

    36 years

  5. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Providing debt relief for clients, with Chapter 7 liquidation and discharge of debt.

    36 years

Erik Johnson is dedicated to defending your rights. His legal experience includes but is not limited to handling cases in Eagle, Vail, Edwards, Minturn, Avon, Wolcott, Glenwood Springs and surrounding counties and towns that involve Criminal Defense cases for serious felonies including homicide, arson, assault and weapons; misdemeanors such as DUI, harassment, domestic violence, theft and many more.

Additionally Mr. Johnson serves as the municipal judge in the towns of Eagle and Minturn, Colorado. He oversees cases related to city ordinances, including traffic violations, misdemeanors and civil infractions. He problem-solves using the court as a means to improve people’s current situations and to have a positive impact on the community. Mr. Johnson's extensive experience as a criminal defense lawyer adds to his ability to serve these two communities as a judge.

Mr. Johnson also has extensive bankruptcy experience and is committed to helping people get out from under crushing debt and creditors. Mr. Johnson has over 30 years combined experience in providing the best legal representation for his clients. He maintain the highest rate of client satisfaction due in large part to his exceptional work ethic, diligence and overall concern for his client’s interests and well-being. Mr. Johnson practics and lives his strongly held commitment to treating everyone with equal respect especially when clients are dealing with difficult legal issues.

Contact Erik

Erik A. Johnson P.C.
850 Chambers Avenue
Eagle, CO, 81631


4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Ann | April 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best There Is!
Erik is hands down the best attorney I have worked with! I couldn't have asked for better results. This has been the absolute worst year of my life. He made the entire process painless without "sugar coating" any of it. I would recommend him for anyone facing an almost impossible outcome.
Posted by Cristina | December 7, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Who I would call if I needed help
Erik is an amazing attorney. He's been wonderful to me whenever I need help with my clients (I'm an attorney as well). He has always been available to me whenever I wanted a sounding board. His research skills, knowledge, and legal strategies are always creative and on point. I often send my clients to him when they have criminal or bankruptcy issues. He has been kind to them and listens. Not once has he ever made a client feel worthless, as many attorneys seem to like to do. He takes the time to explain the processes to them. The clients always come back to me grateful that I referred them to him. Thanks Erik!
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Posted by harriet | August 25, 2018
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travel agent
A big shout out to Mr. Erik. He was there when I needed help and his advice was right on target. Thank you and bless you
Posted by Nicolle | December 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Smart & Effective
I was recommended to Erik by a friend who he helped with his bankruptcy. Said he was fair, available, smart and competitively priced. I got my first DUI earlier this year and was so intimidated by the police and the process I had no idea what to do. I called Erik and his assistant asked me a few questions and said that Erik would be in touch. He called back very quickly and spent over a half hour on the phone with me explaining every aspect of DUI law and processes. I hung up feeling much better, although he was honest with me and told me the seriousness of the consequences of being arrested for drinking and driving. I ended up hiring Erik, he got me a fair deal for a very fair price and was there with me every step of the way. I can't say enough good things about Mr. Johnson. He was my knight in shining armor when I din't know who to trust. He's definitely one of the good ones.
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Posted by Mandy | December 31, 2012
Kind, caring, aggressive and supportive!
Erik is very compassionate and caring. I had quite the caseload for him and he was patient and helpful during a rough time for myself and my family. He had my best interest at heart and was not only a good rep for me but a good support.
Posted by Bill | May 24, 2012
Request for retainer refund denied
Erik has helped me in the past on cases and done very well. When I asked him to help me with this new case we agreed over the phone that I owed him $500 for the past cases and he would need another $2000 to retain him. I sent him a check that he received 4 days later for $2500. I still have the bank receipt showing the date, amount and that it was cashed. Since receiving the check, Erik has refused to return any phone calls, emails or text messages. I hired another attorney to cover the case that cost me nearly $5000 and have resolved the case. All I'm asking for is that he refund the $2000 for services that were not provided.
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Response from Erik Johnson December 3, 2017
This client had multiple criminal cases for which all retainers, time and costs were accounted for and provided to the client. He then was charged with multiple additional cases while spending time in jail in another state and a new contract between us was never agreed upon or signed. After months of communication and some time had passed, the client got out of jail and hired another lawyer for the new cases. I spoke to him several times after that to see if he was doing ok with his cases and his new lawyer and he assured me that he was.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Johnson Carey Law
  • 2020 - Present
  • Minicipal Judge
  • Town of Minturn
  • 2020 - Present
  • Minicipal Judge
  • Town of Eagle
  • 2019 - Present
  • Owner
  • Erik A. Johnson Law Offices
  • 1995 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wabeke Brummet Johnson & Christiansen
  • 2000 - 2017
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  • University of Denver Sturm School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994


  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rated 10 Best 2019 - Colorado
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996

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Eagle Criminal defense Lawyer Erik Alfred Johnson
Erik Alfred Johnson
Criminal defense Attorney
Eagle, CO
Licensed for 29 years
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