R. Jake Johnson 2021-05-20T12:44:31-06:00

R. Jake Johnson
Of Counsel





Mr. Johnson joined Pollart Miller in 2011 and focuses his practice on insurance defense litigation, including representing companies and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation and liability matters, and defending individuals and business charged with committing a crime(s).

During law school Mr. Johnson served on the Law Review and Pro Bono Legal Services clinics at Washburn Law School. In his 1L year, Mr. Johnson participated in the Washburn Law study abroad program where he studied international business in Utrecht, Netherlands. In his 2L year, Mr. Johnson interned with a Fortune 500 company (Raytheon Technologies) where he represented the company in negotiations and litigation against various third parties, as well as the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers union.

After graduating law school in 2007, Mr. Johnson gained significant trial experience serving as a public defender for Kansas residents charged with felony criminal charges in the 18th Judicial District. In his first year as a public defender, Mr. Johnson tried numerous jury trials and obtained multiple acquittals for his clients. Taking note of his successes in the courtroom, the 18th Judicial District, District Attorney Office offered Mr. Johnson a position in their Gang and Violent Crime Unit. Mr. Johnson accepted the position and for the next two years prosecuted hundreds of cases ranging from drug related crimes to rape and homicide.

In late 2010, Mr. Johnson and his wife moved from Kansas to Denver, Colorado. Mr. Johnson joined Pollart Miller in January, 2011 and began representing employers and insurers in workers’ compensation matters. Since that time, Mr. Johnson’s practice has expanded to include Subrogation and Recovery, General Insurance Law, Criminal Defense, and appeals. Mr. Johnson represents clients in trial and administrative courts throughout Colorado, as well as Colorado appellate courts.

Workers’ Compensation

Subrogation & Recovery

General Insurance Law

Criminal Defense


Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

Professionals in Workers’ Compensation

Kansas Bar Association

Wichita Bar Association

Five (5) Things to Know About Getting Auto Insurance After A DUI

The Home State Consequences of an Out of State DUI

Why Smoking Marijuana on the Ski Slopes Just Isn’t Worth It

Guidelines for Driving with Marijuana in Colorado

Legality of DUI Checkpoints

Publication – Odd DUIs – Horseback

Publication – Odd DUIs – Toy Car

Publication – FAQ About Marijuana Use In Colorado

Publication – Proposed Colorado Felony DUI Laws

Publication – Alcohol and Marijuana in City Parks

Publication – DUIs and International Travel

Publication – DUIs and Boating

Publication – Clarifications Regarding Marijuana Open Containers

Publication – Marijuana and Ski Slopes

KBPI Interview – What do I do if I am Pulled Over

KBPI Interview – 7 Things To Know About Holiday DUI Checkpoints

Publication Bicycle DUIs

Publication – 4/20 in Denver

Publication – DUI From Substances Other Than Alcohol

Publication – 6 Places You Can’t Smoke Pot

Publication – 6 Things We Learned About Marijuana Blood Testing

Publication – Hiring A Private Investigator For Your DUI

Publication – 7 Famous Irishmen With Unlucky Drinking Tales

Publication – Publication – How Colorado Handles Your Out of State DUI

Publication – Colorado Marijuana Convictions Being Overturned

Publication – Obtaining Insurance After Your DUI

Publication – Teenage DUIs

Publication – Odd DUIs – Lawn Mower

Publication – Odd DUIs – Horse Carriage

Publication – Odd DUIs – Zamboni

Publication – Odd DUIs – Golf Cart

Publication – Odd DUIs – Motorized Cooler

Publication – Apps to Determine if Your too Drunk

Publication – Risks of Holiday Drinking and Driving

Publication – Holiday DUI Checkpoints

Publication – Illegal DUI CheckPoints

Publication – Forced DUI Blood Draws

Publication – Contesting a DUI Breath Test

Publication – Colorado Felony DUI

Publication – Should I Take Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

Publication – Why Do Police Officers Pull You Over For DUI

Publication – What To Do If You Are Pulled Over For DUI In Colorado

Publication – What Is “Express Consent” In Colorado

Publication – Effects Of A DUI On Your Pilot’s License

Publication – Penalties For Breath Test Refusal

Publication – Employee Distracted Driving

Member                                              National College for Criminal Defense

Nation’s Top One Percent             National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Top 10 Under 40                                National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Top 40 Under 40                                National Trial Lawyers

J.D., Washburn University, 2007

B.S., Kansas State University, 2004