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Before founding the firm in 2015, attorney Dane Johnson worked in advertising and brand communications design at Nike, Adidas America, and advertising agencies in Los Angeles, the Midwest, and the South. His creative work spans print, television, video, and retail and has been recognized by the Communication Arts Advertising and Design Annuals, Print’s Regional Design Annual, and the Advertising Club of Los Angeles, among others. He is a graduate of Art Center College of Design with a degree in Advertising. As a former creative director, art director, and designer, Dane brings a deep understanding of the creative talent that he now represents to his arts and entertainment law practice.

Dane received his law degree after graduating in the top 10% of his class at the University of Oregon School of Law, where he served as an Associate Editor of the Oregon Law Review.


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  1. Entertainment: 25%
  2. Intellectual Property: 25%
  3. Business: 25%
  4. Advertising: 25%



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client DistinctionMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top Contributor Personal InjuryAvvo2013
Top Contributor Animal LawAvvo2013
Order of the CoifOrder of the Coif, Oregon Chapter2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyInspiration Spaceship2015 - Present
AttorneyKaruna Law, LLC2013 - 2015
AttorneyLaw Office Of Dane E. Johnson, LLC2008 - 2013
Lead Law Clerk, Trial Division, Torts and Employment Law SectionOregon Department of Justice2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar, Business Law SectionExecutive Committee2015 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Frechette v. Silvis$49,000.00 jury verdict for plaintiff
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawN/AJD (Coif)2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Live teleconferenceService Animal Law2012
Animal Law Section annual meetingAnimal Law Case Update2010