Mr. Johnson joined Pollart Miller LLC in 2011. He practices civil litigation including workers’ compensation. He also defends select clients who have been charged criminally in Colorado.
After graduating from law school in 2007, Mr. Johnson worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Wichita, Kansas. While at the Public Defender’s Office, Mr. Johnson defended clients charged with felonies ranging from driving under the influence to homicide. Mr. Johnson tried over 10 jury trials as lead counsel and successfully obtained a number of acquittals for his clients.
In 2008, Mr. Johnson joined the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office in Wichita, Kansas. He spent two years with the District Attorney’s Office prosecuting businesses that were engaged in deceptive and unconscionable business practices. Mr. Johnson later transferred into the “drug” unit where he prosecuted individuals charged with felonies ranging from driving under the influence to drug distribution and other drug related crimes. While at the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Johnson took part in another 15 jury trials, taking the role of lead counsel in 10 of them. He left the District Attorney’s Office in October of 2010 to move to Colorado.
Mr. Johnson joined Pollart Miller LLC in January of 2011 and began using his prior years of trial and litigation experience to represent our clients. He has successfully represented our clients in trials at the administrative level and also represents them at the appellate level.
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Denver Bar Association, Metro Volunteer Lawyers
Denver Young Professionals
Kansas Bar Association
Mile High Young Professionals
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (2006-2007)
Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation
The National Trial Lawyers
Wichita Bar Association
YMCA Advisory Board Member (2009-2010)
2018 Client Presentation – Reducing Temporary Disability Benefits with Rule 6 and the 24 Month DIME
2015 CSIA Meeting – Pay Attention to the Road! – Dealing with Distracted Driving
2014 Morning Show with Willie-B – Tips for Avoiding a DUI During the Holidays
2014 Morning Show with Willie-B – Live Question and Answer Session Regarding DUIs in Colorado
2013 Radio Announcement Tips – General DUI Tips
2013 Morning Show with Willie-B – Live Question and Answer Session Regarding DUIs in Colorado
2013 Monthly Networking Event – DUI Convictions and Consequences on Your Career Path
2015 General Member for the National College for DUI Defense
2015 Nation’s top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel
2015 Top 10 Under 40 from the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
2014 Top Contributor in Criminal Defense Topics by AVVO
2014 Top 40 under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers
2014 Top 10 Under 40 by National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
2013 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Manuals by DUI Police Investigations Training
2014 Legal Guide for AVVO.com – 5 Things to Know about Getting Auto Insurance After a DUI
2014 Legal Guide for AVVO.com – The Home State Consequences of an Out of State DUI
2014 Legal Guide for AVVO.com – Why Smoking Marijuana on the Ski Slopes Just Isn’t Worth It
2014 Legal Guide for AVVO.com – Guidelines for Driving with Marijuana in Colorado
2014 Legal Guide for AVVO.com – How to Know if a DUI Checkpoint Meets Legal Standards
- 01/10/17 Acquittal at Jury Trial – Client charged with DUI and child abuse after picking children up at school. Acquitted of all charges after jury trial.
- 12/30/16 DUI Charges Dismissed – Client involved in serious rollover accident with blood test showing presence of multiple drugs and narcotics. Charges dismissed.
- 12/05/16 DMV Dismissal and driver’s license returned – Client involved in motor vehicle accident with BAC over .20. Established at hearing that blood alcohol test not taken within required time frame.
- 10/12/16 DMV Dismissal and driver’s license reinstated – Client involved in motor vehicle accident and charged with DUI. Argued at DMV hearing the time of accident could not be established by police and DMV had no authority to revoke DL.
- 09/22/16 DMV Dismissal and driver’s license reinstated – Client involved in motor vehicle accident and charged with DUI. Argued at DMV hearing the time of accident could not be established by police and DMV had no authority to revoke DL.
- 08/09/16 DWAI Dismissal – Client contacted for illegal U-Turn and running stop sign. Police had client perform field sobriety tests although in a cast and determined she was impaired and required her to take breath test.
- 07/29/16 DMV Dismissal and driver’s license reinstated – Client charged with driving without SR-22 and DL revoked for 1 year. Argued at hearing that DMV records were incorrect and client not required to have SR-22 at time of traffic stop.
- 07/08/16 – Dismissal – Client charged with driving without SR-22 and DL revoked for 1 year. Argued at hearing that DMV records were incorrect and client not required to have SR-22 at time of traffic stop.
- 04/01/16 – DUI Dismissed – DUI dismissed and DA reduced charges to reckless driving after client involved in motor vehicle accident and found to have BAC greater than 0.08.
- 11/18/15 – DUID dismissed and reduced to careless driving – Client arrested for DUI-Drugs after being pulled over while smoking marijuana. Client’s THC levels were over the legal limit. Argued that although client had smoked and was over limit he was not
- 07/01/15 – Jury Acquittal – Client charged with DWAI. State argued combined marijuana and alcohol levels made him unsafe to drive. Jury found not guilty of DWAI.
- 06/16/15 – Dismissal – Client charged with illegal drug possession/use
- 12/29/14 – DUI-D Dismissal – Client charged with DUI-D in 2013. While case was pending trial client picked up another DUI case. Extensive negotiations with the DA led to plea offer for dismissal of DUI-D case and in-home detention for 2nd case.
- 12/02/14 – DMV Hearing Dismissal – Client pulled over for weaving over traffic lines and provided breath test over .08. DMV action dismissed as police officer was unable to establish breath test provided within 2 hours of driving.
- 09/19/14 – DUI-D Dismissal – Client admitted to smoking marijuana approximately 1 hour prior to driving. Pulled over for tag light being out. Failed field sobriety tests. Motions hearing revealed state’s case was weak. DUI-D/DWAI dismissed.
- 08/28/14 – Dismissal of DMV Hearing – Client involved in motor vehicle accident. Left scene briefly and then returned to talk to police. BAC greater than .08.
J.D., Washburn University, 2007
B.S., Kansas State University, 2004