Roger Alan Johnson

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Managing Partner
Location:
Joplin, Missouri
Phone:
800-280-9613
Fax:
417-206-0110
Email:

Position: Managing Partner; Born Neosho, Missouri, September 11, 1961; admitted to bar, 1991, California; 1997, Missouri; 1998, Kansas; 2002, Oklahoma; Education: Missouri Southern State College (B.A., 1987); University of Kansas (M.A., 1990; J.D., 1991). Member: American Association for Justice; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys; United States Court of Federal Claims. Martindale Hubbell AV rated Preeminent lawyer; Super Lawyers Missouri and Kansas; 417 Best Lawyers for personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability. Multiple million dollar verdicts in Missouri and Oklahoma on trucking collision and malpractice cases, including the Watts v. Lester Cox Health Systems case, where the Missouri non-economic damages cap was held to be unconstitutional in 2012 by the Missouri Supreme Court. 2013 recipient of Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers Weekly USA.2013 recipient of Most Influential Appellate Lawyer by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

Areas of Practice

  • 55% Medical Malpractice
  • 25% Trucking and Car Wreck Collisions
  • 15% Products Liability
  • 5% Premises Liability (Injuries on Property)

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1991
  • Missouri, 1997
  • Kansas, 1998
  • Oklahoma, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Western District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2013

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

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent, 2006 - 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers Weekly USA, 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Lawyer
  • Kansas Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2012
  • Missouri Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2012
  • Influential Appellate Lawyer 2013 by Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • Super Lawyers for Missouri and Kansas for Personal Injury – Plaintiffs, 2011 - 2014
  • Best Lawyer recipient 2014 for Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
  • Nominee for Lawyer of the Year for 2013 by Public Justice
  • Medical Malpractice Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year" by Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1997 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member, 1997 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hershewe & Gulick, Associate, 1997 - 2002
  • McCormick, Barstow, et al, Associate, 1991 - 1997