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Lara Christine Johnson

Personal injury Attorney at Eugene, OR

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1993
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“I have been a personal injury lawyer for over twenty years.  The best thing about my job is being able to help someone from the beginning of the case to its resolution, and to handle the stressful details for them.”

Lara Johnson represents people with personal injury claims, including serious motor vehicle collisions, nursing home neglect and abuse, and breach of insurance contracts. She has written and lectured on nursing home neglect and abuse.


Lara grew up in Oregon and went to college at McGill University in Montreal, Canada where she received an Honor’s Degree in Political Science. She was actively involved in the Debating Union at McGill, competing internationally.

Lara was attracted to the legal profession because of her interest in advocacy and her desire to help people in a tangible way. She graduated in 1993 from Case Western Law School in Cleveland, Ohio where she was recognized with American Jurisprudence Awards for Torts and for Oral Advocacy and Brief Writing. She was actively involved with the Students for Public Interest Law Fellowships, a student group which financially sponsored public interest law summer clerkships.


Lara’s professional memberships include:

  • Board of Governors, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Public Justice
  • Lane County Bar Association

Before Corson & Johnson, Lara was previously Of Counsel with Johnson, Clifton, Larson & Corson. She is a board member for Direction Service, a non-profit that helps people with special needs and their families. In addition, Lara is a member of the Governor’s Elder Abuse Prevention Workgroup, as well as a community reporter for the Oregonian’s online newspaper where she reports on the South Eugene boys soccer team. Lara lives in Eugene, Oregon with her husband and law partner Don Corson, and their two children. They enjoy traveling, skiing, and hiking.

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Lara Christine Johnson
940 Willamette St Ste 500
Eugene, OR, 97401-3138

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Posted by Jennifer | May 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Trust, integrity, professionalism, and skill
While I hope you never need a personal injury attorney, if you do, I highly recommend Corson & Johnson. Lara was our attorney and her team including Jennifer, Mandy, and all the people who worked on my car accident case were great at communicating and above all I appreciated the team because they treated me with respect in navigating a complex case. I had a positive settlement result and it was above expectations. If you are looking for a team that will treat you with respect, act with integrity and professionalism, stop looking and give Corson & Johnson a call immediately
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Posted by Hannah | October 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Just what I needed
Corson and Johnson took extremely good care of me. Lara Johnson was my attorney and I do not have enough good things to say about her and her team. I felt heard, supported, and just when I thought there was no hope, there she was. No one knows your pain and that is hard to share sometimes when you're going through it. She never made me feel judged. She communicated with me just the right amount. She checked in as she needed and I knew that her and her team were working on my case even when they were in contact. Every time I spoke with her,I was impressed. If I could give Corson and Johnson and specifically Lara higher than a 5-star rating, I would. I hope to never have to use an accident attorney again, but if I did I would call Corson and Johnson in a heartbeat. They were phenomenal!
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Posted by Mark | July 30, 2018
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Consummate Professionals
Corson and Johnson exceeded my expectations of a personal injury lawyer. Lara was very thorough throughout the case and successfully worked towards a fair settlement.
Posted by Shawna | March 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!!!
Lara Johnson and her staff were wonderful to work with!!! You can clearly see that she honestly cares about her clients! Her compassion and understanding made a world of difference for my son, who was her actual client, after being hit by a drunk driver. She has a vast knowledge of the types of injuries, both the temporary and permanent, and how they will likely affect the rest of his life. Of course, as with any attorney, this is a job and it is also about making money. However, she also wanted to make sure he received the largest amount possible due to the fact that even after almost 2 years of various treatments, he has permanent injuries that will greatly affect the rest of his life. Not only did she get him the settlement, they got him a Lump Sum to begin with, as he still needs a lot of dental work done and wanted to get a few things, but set the rest up in an annuity. He was super happy knowing she was looking after future. Especially since he is a 19 year old kid who could easily blow through a lot of money, and is concerned that people may try to take advantage of him knowing he has a brain injury that greatly affects his memory and decision making. Not only is it very obvious she truly does cares and showed a great deal of compassion, he is actually sad that he won't need to see her anymore. He said he is going to miss her, and everyone else there at the office. Unfortunately, under very unfortunate and heartbreaking circumstances, I recommended her to a very close family friend. I know she will do everything she can to help his family, especially under such tragic circumstances, and show every bit of compassion she showed to my son. So, not only have I already, I will recommend her to anyone I know who finds themselves in the need of her services. We were recommended to Lara to begin with, and I would call her mediately should any of us have anything like this every happen to our family. I greatly recommend her to anyone who may find themselves in similar circumstances!!! Without a doubt! 100%!!!!
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Posted by Amanda | June 24, 2015
Quality & Outstanding Service
Lara Johnson and Michael Kemple are very warm hearten and professional. I got both quality and efficiant results as well as fast and friendly service. I would be a client again if ever needed. I would recommend them to anyone.
Posted by Claire | April 12, 2015
Very Satisfied
Lara represented my husband's estate in a wrongful death case. I had spoken to a couple other lawyers that declined the case "for lack of a smoking gun". She listened to my husband's story with interest and compassion and felt there was a valid case. I found Lara to be very through and detailed in her investigation of the facts without being clinical or harsh. She was excellent at keeping me updated as things progressed and clear in her explanations and instructions. The wheels of justice seem to grind slowly, but Lara was supportive every step of the way and brought the case to a successful conclusion. I hope I never need this type of representation again, but if I do I would definitely choose Lara. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer.
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Posted by Janice | April 10, 2015
Insurance Company red tape
I thought my own insurance company would take care of me. Not true. They aren't in the business of losing money. Lara was just great and so knowledgeable to get through all of this red tape.
Posted by Peggy | April 9, 2015
I hired Lara after an auto accident in which I suffered a traumatic brain injury, neck and spine injuries, shoulder and clavicle injury, and a leg being knocked out of alignment. I had been told by one lawyer, with another firm in town, that my case wasn't worth broken bones, no blood...and not to expect much compensation in the state of Oregon. I then spoke to Lara and asked if she'd be able, with her fee, to get me a higher settlement than if I negotiated with the insurance company on my own. Lara's answer, "Absolutely!" There was no hesitation; direct, resounding, confident. Much different than the first lawyer I spoke to and I knew "absolutely" that Lara Johnson was who I wanted representing me. Lara further impressed me with how thoroughly she handled my case. Within a week, Lara had sent out rep letters to the hospital ER, physical therapists, massage therapists, doctors and police requesting records relating to the accident. She even went to the scene of the accident to take photographs of the location. Additionally, Lara had me complete a questionnaire, which not only covered my medical history, but my educational and personal accomplishments, as well. She looked at my case from all angles. She was able to represent me because she spent the time to find out who she was representing. Lara responded quickly to my calls and e-mails and updated me monthly on the status of my year-long case. Thankfully, I didn't represent myself. Lara settled my case for the full amount of the insured's policy...You really, literally, can't do any better than that!!!
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Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • The Corson and Johnson Law Firm
  • 2004 - Present


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • McGill University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Multiple Residents Abused
  • substantial


  • Council of Court Procedures
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Lane County Bar
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Direction Services
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2020
  • American Association for Justice
  • State Delegate
  • 2012 - 2023
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 25: Women Oregon Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Andrew Clement Pro Bono Award
  • Lane County Bar Association
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
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  • Trial Lawyer
  • Anatomy of a Nursing Home Case
  • 2012
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Keeping the Elderly Safe
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • 2020
  • Governor’s Elder Abuse Prevention Workgroup
  • Elder Abuse Prevention
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Wrongful death Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Lara Johnson on a horrific wrongful death/dram shop case. I was very impressed by her knowledge, skill, and passion. Lara is a tireless advocate for her clients that understands all of the rigors of litigation. Lara gets fantastic results on very challenging cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly recommend and endorse attorney Lara Johnson. I have worked with her on multiple injury cases, and have found her to be consistently thorough, knowledgeable and tenacious. She is quick to identify all issues, both legal and factual, and my clients are very pleased with her expertise, ability and the results she has achieved. I refer clients to her with full confidence, and recommend her without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have witnessed first-hand Lara's work for clients. She is a tenacious, professional and passionate advocate. I have recommended matters to her because of my confidence in her ability to effectively help clients."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lara is a smart and compassionate advocate for injured people and their families. I am always impressed with willingness and ability to take on challenging issues for her clients and achieve great results."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Lara Johnson. She's a great attorney and very pleasant to work with."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Friend
"Lara is a smart, hard working and compassionate trial attorney. She is ethical and well respected by her peers. I endorse her wholeheartedly."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"We associated with Lara on a complicated nursing home death case. She's the "go to" lawyer for assisted care facility malpractice."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Eugene Personal injury Lawyer Lara Christine Johnson
Lara Christine Johnson
Personal injury Attorney
Eugene, OR
Licensed for 30 years