Roger Alan Johnson

Managing Partner

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From the time Roger was young, his brain seemed to be wired to look at an issue with logic, a demand for proof, and the ability to think quickly to argue a position. As a young man, he thought he wanted to teach English literature, but he decided to go to law school. The more he began to understand the nobility of this old profession- the more he was sure he had found his place.

Roger believes his role as a trial lawyer is the best job in the world. It’s a profession where social order brings hope and restores balance for those who have suddenly found themselves in dire need, sometimes in desperation. The life and role of a trial lawyer brings Roger daily satisfaction—even with the stressors and the stories he hears from folks in pain—that something positive and something beautiful can spring from dedication, hard work, and caring.

“We will be honest. We will care. We will do everything we can to restore your ability to control your life and to help you thrive again. We will do so with an aggressive approach that has an end in sight for you. We will not forget your trust when you place it in us. We will talk to you, and will realize you are not just a case but a person.”

Roger believes that his accomplishments in life are more to the credit of loyal, sacrificing family, partners, and support staff. Being inducted as a Fellow in the American College, being awarded the Tom Strong award, or obtaining great jury results on numerous cases- these are gratifying to consider, but Roger realizes that he had great company in making these happen. In reality, the shared nature of any of these personal or professional accomplishments makes them all the better for Roger.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Vehicular Accidents
  • Dangerous Products
  • Dangerous Premises
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Civil Rights - Employment

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Oklahoma
  • California
  • Federal Courts in Missouri
  • Federal Courts in Oklahoma
  • Federal Courts in Kansas
  • Federal Courts in California
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

EDUCATION

  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas
    • J.D. - 1991
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
    • M.A. - 1990
  • Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, Missouri
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1987

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Thomas G. Strong Award 2015 Recipient by Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Best Lawyer Recipient 2015 Plaintiff's "Lawyer of the Year" - Malpractice - Springfield
  • Missouri Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2015
  • Kansas Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2015
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent, 2006 - 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers Weekly USA, 2013
  • Influential Appellate Lawyer 2013 by Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • Nominee for Lawyer of the Year for 2013 by Public Justice
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Member, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Board of Governors, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member, Association of Attorneys for Justice

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1997 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors, 1997 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow