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Thomas "Tommy" Johnson is an attorney representing clients in complex product liability, commercial and asbestos litigation. He also focuses his practice on automotive product liability where he defends the design and manufacture of motor vehicles and components. He has successfully represented his clients during mediation, arbitration and trial. 

A skilled writer, Tommy has drafted and edited trial and appellate memoranda to support all phases of mass tort, personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice litigation, including motions for summary judgment, to compel discovery and limine. He has conducted all phases of discovery, including depositions, interrogatories and requests for production of documents. He regularly performs client intake and assists in client navigation through all stages of pre-litigation, litigation and settlement.

Tommy spent nearly two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas A. Gilligan, Jr., drafting and editing memoranda on behalf of the judge in complex civil, probate and specially assigned homicide cases. He also worked on cases with major implications to Minnesotans, including challenges to Governor Walz’s peacetime emergency powers, voting rights, abortion and Minnesota’s tobacco settlement.

Outside of the office, Tommy enjoys golfing, fishing and hiking. He has visited two dozen national parks. He also enjoys cooking and cheering on the Minnesota Golden Gophers.  


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2019
  • Wisconsin, 2023

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota


  • Mitchell Hamline College of Law, J.D., 2019

    Editor in Chief, Journal of Public Policy & Practice

    President, Student Bar Association

    SBA Fellowship

    Merit Scholarship

    Warren E. Burger Inn of Court

  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 2016

    Major: Political Science

    Minor: History

    Minnesota Golden Gopher Hockey Communications Intern

Professional Associations

    • Warren Burger Inn of Court
    • Ramsey County Bar Association
      —New Lawyers Division Committee, 2019 – 2025
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
      —Civil Litigation Counsel, 2023 – 2025


    • John Bidon Memorial Fund
      —Board Member, 2020 – 2024
    • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
      —Pro Bono Expungement Volunteer, 2022 – 2024

Judicial Clerkships

  • Minnesota Judicial Court, Hon. Thomas A. Gillian, Jr., Law Clerk, 2019 – 2021