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Randi Lee Johnson

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Spokane, WA

4.6   18 reviews

also known as Chief Communications Officer/Principal Attorney

  • State Years
    Idaho - ID 5 years
    Washington - WA 12 years
    Oregon - OR 17 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Randi

Learn Randi’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    80%
    From Initial Application through Federal District Court

    17 years

  2. Administrative law
    10%
    I am accredited before the Veterans Administration to represent disabled Veterans in their claims for Service Connected Disability benefits

    13 years

  3. Estate planning
    10%
    From the perspective of a Mother of 2 young children, we help Parents protect ALL their most precious assets and create Legacy plans in case the unexpected happens. Kids Protection Plans are the cornerstone of our work in this are with young families.

    8 years

Attorney Randi Johnson focuses her law practice on a range of disability law issues. Since 2007, she has advocated on behalf of the disabled in their claims for Service-Connected Veterans benefits, Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI benefits. She has significant experience, ranging from Initial Applications through Federal District Court appeals. Randi has covered 39 states and Puerto Rico, handling over 1500 Social Security hearings. In 2010, the Veterans Administration certified Randi as an accredited attorney to take claims on behalf of Veterans. 

     Over the course of her practice, Randi observed that many disabled clients were simultaneously applying for multiple benefits programs. Rather than force a client to seek additional attorneys to handle all their cases, Randi decided to augment the focus areas of her disability practice. We provide clients the opportunity to have one Legal Team handle these sensitive issues and reduces the need to repeat their stories over and over again to different attorneys. This is especially critical with individuals who have experienced significant emotional and/or physical traumas.

     Having practiced in both the large and small firm environments, Randi’s experience guides her advocacy and service for her clients. Randi believes in getting to know her clients. It is important to Randi that her clients understand the claims process, and that each individual client is provided with the information necessary to make informed decisions about their case/s. Randi makes it a priority to see that a client feels they were provided the opportunity to exercise their rights, win or lose – regardless of the outcome.

     Outside the office, Randi stays very busy with her husband and children. She enjoys international and domestic travel, her Audible account, road cycling (and more recently her Peloton) and has completed the STP – Seattle to Portland bike classic twice.

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Location

Gravis Law
1309 W Dean Ave
Suite 100
Spokane, WA, 99201
Gravis Law
503 Knight St Ste A
Richland, WA, 99352-4257
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recomend
Randi is a fantastic Lawyer! I always tell people about her and how amazing she is with all her cases. I never leave reviews but it has been a few years and I need too speak up. it was a long battle and haveing mental illness and pysical issues I had trouble working. living in assisted living if it was not for Randi things would have been worse. they are good now. thank you Randi.
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Posted by Donald | September 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Overpayment Appeal Case
Mine was an usual case in that we were fighting a 20K overpayment determination by SSI against my son. It involved some complex legal language and obscure requirements that were deemed lacking by the SSA in our Special Needs Trust. All the SSI lawyers I spoke with were not interested in tackling such a case. Randi, to her credit, was not only willing but did some preliminary research to define the issues at the heart of the dispute. When it was time to take my appeal to the Administrative Law Judge, I glady hired Randi. She performed with great skill and compassion. We were completely victorious in our appeal!!! Don't hesitate to hire Randi Johnson. Her staff is terrific also.
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Response from Randi Johnson September 18, 2019
Thank you SO much for your feedback, Don. I really enjoyed working with your family. I wish you all the very best moving forward.
Posted by Torrey | May 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Skilled Lawyer & Remarkable Woman
Randi Johnson and her team at lilac City Law are absolutely amazing! I have been working with them for nearly 2 years and they have assisted in making a huge & wonderful change in my life. Everyone in that office is knowledgeable, helpful, and overall compassionate towards their clients. I have been blessed by having the opportunity to work with this group of people and to witness first hand just how skilled & efficient they all are. I had the pleasure of having interaction with many individuals in that office including, Cassandra, Pam, Marissa, David, etc. Their friendly, warm, & outgoing personalities are so welcoming & comforting at a time when you really need it. I would absolutely recommend Lilac City Law to anyone, as they have what it takes to make life-changing outcomes for their clients.
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Posted by Ty | April 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!
I contacted, consulted with and hired Randi Johnson to represent me for my disability claim with Social Security. All my interactions with her were smooth, precise, and very professional. She represented me well in my hearing and won my case. I am very appreciative of everything Randi and her team did for me. I highly recommend them!
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Response from Randi Johnson April 26, 2019
I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked on your case. It was a really tough one, that's for sure. And yet, even in the face of all that, you remained so patient and courageous. Thank you, Ty. It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Bailey | January 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great & EASY to work with!!!
Randi’s staff has been there to help with every question I had and every update I needed. They worked hard to get my case approved in the quickest manner possible. I would highly recommend this firm.
Response from Randi Johnson January 18, 2019
Bailey, thank you SO much for sharing your experience. What a JOY to celebrate the win with you!
Posted by Marlee | December 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complex case
First, it must be said that Randi AND her team are remarkably responsive. My questions were answered immediately, a rarity for most things legal. Furthermore, her expertise and hard work made for a smooth process and good outcome. I recommend her without reservation.
Response from Randi Johnson January 2, 2019
Marlee, thank you SO much for these beautiful words. Happy New Year to you and yours. Cases like yours are precisely the reason why we get up and serve every day.
Posted by Cindy | December 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most Amazing Legal Group!
Randi and her staff are nothing less than completely professional, caring, honest, and even personally invested in each client. We needed a lawyer for a disability court hearing at the last minute and Randi and her staff came through! You'll know you're taken care of with this incredible Group!
Posted by SONJA | March 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
It's about trust and being able to let go
If there is still such a thing as a neighborhood lawyer, Randi epitomizes that characteristic. What I mean is she lives and works in my community. I've seen her donate her time to giving seminars on social security. She's always accessible and approachable -- very down to earth. Even though my case seemed atypical to me - she made me feel like I wasn't alone and that I could depend on her to navigate the complicated legal system. At the time I could barely get out of bed much less remember what I had done five minutes earlier. I've always been an overfunctioner - a superwoman - a person who was in control and capable of taking care of myself and everyone else - until I got sick. I had to surrender - to let go and turn it over to someone I could trust. Randi was that person and she didn't let me down. Additionally, her staff was always on top of everything - so I was always informed and reminded when needed - which I needed because I forgot things constantly. They put together a competent and compelling case I couldn't even truly comprehend because I really didn't fully understand how sick I had been when I began this process nor how far I had come. But not far enough to where I could go back to full functioning. When it all came together - even though the term "disabled" didn't appeal to me - I knew that this had to happen - that I needed the help social security could offer to get me through the rest of my life. I'm grateful.
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Response from Randi Johnson March 14, 2017
Sonja, thank you SO very much for such a touching review. It really is a pleasure to see our clients gain that peace of mind once finally approved.
Posted by Diane | March 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Randi is an excellent attorney... Quick to respond to any questions. On top of your case. Very professional. and most of all we won the case!!!
Posted by Patric Campbell | March 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SSI disability
Randi has been very diligent in helping me with every fasit of my case. I would highly recommend her and her staff to anyone requiring their services.
Posted by Mary | December 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome
I am grateful for the time you spent advising my husband and I. Your professionalism while being down to earth, Its like sun on my face!! Forever Your client...
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
She gets the job done. And I won!
I was fearful I woudnt win, bc the system failed me initially. I was injured during a routine surgery, and my entire life fell apart, physically, and emotionally. Randi got me the justice I needed, and my day in court. She is amazing, and I've already referred clients to her. I got everything we fought for. Thank you Randi, I couldn't have done this without you. Staff excellent, I never had to wait for more than 24 hours for an educated response to my multiple questions. Resourceful, competent, diligent.
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Posted by Clinton | August 25, 2014
Complete Satisfaction
I came to Randi after being turned down for my ssdi and prior to her I had a disability company helping me and they did absolutely nothing for me except to put my application in and did nothing else then I went to a different attorney and he was a nice person but again did not do much for me then he retired and after being turned down 2 times that is when I met Randi I must say that she did more for me in 2 months than the others did in 2 years time. Her professionalism is outstanding and I am convinced that if Randi was not as experienced as she is I would not of received my SSDI. During my hearing I noticed that the judge was very impressed with her work and her preparation and said so to her. So I know I would have been turned down if she did not know what she was doing so I can not say enough about her. I even asked the judge to give her more money because I felt she deserved it but the judge turned my request but still she did deserve it. So you can not go wrong by choosing her for an attorney.
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Posted by Robin | August 25, 2014
Very helpful
Randi and her staff were very helpful in getting me approved for social security. They made a process that can be very complicated and frustrating very easy. The communication was great and I was able to do the whole process from my home.
Posted by G Cole | August 25, 2014
Social security expert
I had to go on social security due to an illness and was scared and overwhelmed. I could not have made it through the process without Randi. Not only did she take me step by step through the paperwork, she also sat on the phone with me while being interviewed by the SS department. Everything was taken care of quickly and efficiently. If I had tried to do it alone, I would still be muddling through. I highly recommend!!
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Posted by glenn | August 25, 2014
my attorney
Randi has been my attorney for some time now..and let me tell you she is amazing attorney, always responsive always caring..She truly is involved in your case working hard for you.She knows the law and how it applies to your case.She is always kind , compassionate and concerned.If I heard any negative about Randi I would be suspect ..its just NOT in her nature to be rude , hateful or arrogant. You will find her hard working, compassion and knowledge of law to be your best defender and representative for your case!
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Avoid At All Cost
This office was a nightmare from the start. I received a call on Saturday Oct 3 from Lilac City law stating they received a letter - in error - saying that their attorney's fees were not deducted from my settlement. They wanted me to pay them over $4,800 immediately. When I refused because I wanted to check the facts I was told that "first thing Monday morning I would have a garnishment place on my future checks and have to pay a penalty" because I wanted to investigate their claim. Sure enough their money was deducted, they just hadn't been paid yet because things have been slow to process due to the corona virus. I can understand them wanting their money, but to call someone demanding thousands of dollars and then threaten them with garnishment is outrageous. What was said was "we will have your entire check garnished until we get paid in full". Wow, what a nice person. If they just would have checked the facts they would have seen that my award letter clearly shows that her fee was deducted, and she followed up with the agency on Aug 24 as to where the payment was and was told it was still pending. Simply doing math, and calculating 25% of my settlement would have also backed up the fact that the money was deducted. They didn't bother to check any facts. They received the letter and immediately called me demanding money and using threats. I have spent the entire day on something her incompetent office should have been able to handle. She will be getting her money in 3-5 business days, and I'll be thrilled to have this witch out of my life.
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2014
Non responsive...uninformative..waste of time
Randi was assigned to my disability case in Seattle. She went to court with me and assured me that I was approved by the judge. (I have MS) I was denied and had 2 months to file an appeal. Randi would not return my calls. Literally 1 day before the appeal was to expire, my husband called her firm and threatened to talk to the partners if she didn't return my call. Miraculously, she called immediately and filed the appeal. My husband was deployed to the middle east and when he got back, we met with the firm. Randi had left and relocated to Spokane. I was assigned yet another attorney who was efficient and professional. I also was put in touch with an attorney who only handles MS cases. It was due to the other attorneys that my disability was approved.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-25%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • SSD Marketing Manager
  • Gravis Law
  • 2020 - Present
  • Principal
  • Lilac City Law
  • 2013 - 2020

Education

  • Lewis and Clark Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • The Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • SSI recipient later becomes eligible to apply for SSDI
  • At hearing, Judge re-evaluated our position that the Agency's findings below were legal error, as internally inconsistent. Client may now receive Medicare benefits

Associations

  • WA Developmental Disability Endowment Trust Fund Board
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho Council
  • Board Member, Officer
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Organization of Women Business Owners
  • member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers (Spokane County chapter)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Law Business Model
  • Personal Family Lawyer
  • 2016 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 20 Under 40 Professionals
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Social Security & Disability Attorney
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2019
  • Rising Star - Washington
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Women in Business Leadership Award
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2018
  • Best Social Security Disability Lawyers in Spokane
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2017
  • Best Estate Planners in Spokane
  • Expertise
  • 2017
  • Rising Star 2017
  • Spokane Journal of Business
  • 2017
  • 2017-2018 10 Best Attorney
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2022 Annual Conference
  • SSD Practice: How to help more people
  • 2022
  • Lunchtime Continuing Education
  • Medical and Legal Requirements of Social Security Disability Law
  • 2016
  • Kendall Yards Open House
  • SSD/I basics - A Primer for the Public
  • 2015
  • CEU lunchtime presentation
  • Medical and Legal Requirements of Social Security Disability Law
  • 2015
  • CEU lunchtime presentation
  • Medical and Legal Requirements of Social Security Disability Law
  • 2014
  • CEU lunchtime presentation
  • Medical and Legal Requirements of Social Security Disability Law
  • 2014
  • CEU lunchtime presentation
  • Medical and Legal Requirements of Social Security Disability Law
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (16)
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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ms. Johnson is smart, caring, organized and tenacious in the representation of her clientele"
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Randi and I have worked together to help families protect who they love. Many times we need attorneys all over the country to help a family! Randi is my go to in both Idaho and Washington to help clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. I have known Randi for many years and can say without hesitation that she is both extremely knowledgeable of the law and she knows how to care for her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randi and her team are my go to Estate Planning law firm in her area. They take great care of their clients and I would not hesitate to refer her clients in the future!"
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randi is a great asset to the Spokane community of attorneys. Anytime I have a question, I know that I can count on Randi to either know the answer or find the answer. It is my pleasure to endorse Randi!"
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randi is an exceptional attorney. She has an excellent reputation in the community and truly cares about her clients. Randi ensures that her clients are prepared for the future. I unequivocally endorse Randi."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randi is a caring and compassionate lawyer. She has done a great job of helping families prepare for the future."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randi is as great a lawyer as she is a person ... and that's saying a lot."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Randi is passionate about helping parents protect their children and their assets."
Family Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randi is a compassionate and intelligent attorney who is dedicated to meeting her clients' needs and achieving their goals."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Friend
"If you are looking for a lawyer who will work until the job is done look no further than Randi Johnson. In addition to being very professional Randi understands just how your legal issues effect your personal life and those of your loved ones. I highly recommend Randi Johnson for your Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid issues."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable and experienced attorney for Social Security Disability! Randi takes the time to get to know her clients. She has a great passion for her work. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a disability attorney!"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Randi professionally for many years and consider her to be a superior Social Security attorney. Randi is very knowledgeable of Social Security law. Both Judges and fellow Social Security Attorney greatly respect her skills."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randi is a great attorney who cares about getting her clients the best results. She knows the law in and out and how to navigate the system to help her clients with their cases. Choosing to work with Randi is a great decision."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Randi is an exceptional attorney. She knows the law inside and out. She is also a caring person. I highly recommend her."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms Johnson has a great depth of experience in the areas of disability and income benefits, including SSDI, SSI, Workers Compensation, and Veterans in-service disability. I have referred several persons to her due to her both her compassion and experience."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Johnson has developed a very sophisticated knowledge of the law in her areas of practice. I have also observed her to be a very conscientious advocate that is dedicated to helping her clients."
Administrative law Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Johnson is a smart, conscientious, and dedicated attorney who can effectively navigate Social Security cases as well as other legal matters."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Randi is a conscientious and dedicated lawyer who I endorse for SS cases."
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