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Oliver Johnson is a well seasoned veteran with 29 years of legal experience that includes hundreds of trials and thousands of cases. He practices exclusively in El Paso and Teller Counties. As a Retired US Army JAG and combat veteran he understands the unique legal problems of military personnel.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
  2. Military Law: 20%
  3. Family: 20%
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Oliver. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Carl Olaf Graham

    Oliver is an outstanding attorney who knows his stuff. He has a personal charisma, and relates well to clients from all backgrounds. But, more important, he has a head on his shoulders and can think on his feet. We hired him almost six years ago, and he quickly became our most sought-after associate, whom clients request by name.


    Carl Graham Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
U.S. Army Joint Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Army2006
Joint Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Army2005
U.S. Army Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Army2002
U.S. Army Joint Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Army2001
Army Achievement MedalU.S. Army1999
U.S. Army Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Army1998
U.S. Army Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Army1996
Army Commendation MedalU.S. Army1995
Army Commendation MedalU.S. Army1993
Vietnamese Cross of GallantryU.S. Marine Corps1969
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateBlack & Graham, LLC2006 - 2015
ColonelCommand Judge Advocate of 651st Regional Support Group2006 - 2008
Military OfficerUnited States Army Reserves1995 - 2006
Chief of Narcotics Prosecution, Director of Juvenile Div.22nd Judicial District Court District Attorney Office1985 - 1995
Public Defender22nd Judicial District Court1982 - 1985
Assistant District AttorneyOrleans Parish District Attorney's Office1980 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Louisiana State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors1983 - 1985
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
US Army War CollegeStrategic StudiesMA - Masters2005
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of MarylandGeneral BusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1975