Jeff Johnson works in the areas of serious personal injury, wrongful death, medical negligence claims, and civil rights violations. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Jeff worked for three years as an Assistant Attorney General for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. While with the Attorney General, Jeff worked primarily on unemployment benefit and worker’s compensation matters (work place injuries). This experience provided him with a great deal of knowledge and experience in handling injury claims.
Jeff is an active member of the Washington State Bar Association. In September 2013, Jeff was appointed to serve as the Southeastern Washington District representative on the Washington State Bar Young Lawyers Committee. Additionally, Jeff is active in the local bar associations in Yakima, Benton and Franklin counties. He has previously served as the Vice President to the Benton-Franklin County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Committee.
Jeff was born and raised in Yakima. He is the son of Dick Johnson (attorney) and the brother of Alex Johnson (attorney). He graduated from West Valley High School (Yakima) in 2001. Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Washington State University in 2005 and his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2009. During law school, Jeff clerked with the Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene, OR; interned as a Special Deputy District Attorney for the Benton County District Attorney’s Office in Corvallis, OR; and worked as a law clerk for the Oregon Attorney General’s Office in its torts and employment sections in Salem, OR.
In 2005, Jeff married his high school sweetheart Andrea. They have one child. Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, playing the guitar and supporting WSU Athletics. Jeff is an active member of the Young Professionals of Tri-Cities group and the 3 Rivers Road Runners. He enjoys distance running having completed multiple marathons.
Jeff works out of the Yakima, Sunnyside and Tri-Cities Offices (Richland, Kennewick, Pasco).
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|WA Young Lawyers Committee Public Service & Leadership Award||Washington State Bar Association||2018|
|Award of Appreciation - recognition of volunteer services||Washington State Bar Assoication||2016|
|Partner||Johnson & Johnson Law Firm, PC||2017 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Johnson & Johnson Law Firm||2014 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Delorie Johnson, PLLC||2013 - 2014|
|Assistant Attorney General||Washington State Attorney General's Office||2009 - 2013|
|Special Deputy Prosecutor||Benton County District Attorney's Office (Oregon)||2009 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||Oregon Department of Justice||2008 - 2009|
|Legal Assistant||Delorie Johnson, PLLC||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Leadership Tri-Cities||Graduate; Alumni||2017 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Eagle Member||2014 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|Yakima County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Benton Franklin County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Board Member, Southeast District||2013 - 2016|
|Benton-Franklin County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Board Member||2012 - 2013|
|Washington State Bar Association, Litigation Section||Member||2012 - 2013|
|Benton-Franklin County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Member||2009 - 2016|
|NW Lawyer||Curves Ahead: Representing Illegal Immigrants in Non-Immigration Cases||2014|
|University of Oregon School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Washington State University||Business Administration||2005|
|Oscar Villa v. Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, COA Div III No 30612-7-III||Affirmed on Appeal before the Washington State Court of Appeals, Div III|
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