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Posted January 1st, 2018 in Top Stories with Tags ,

Benjamin Johnson and Matthew Murphy Promoted to Shareholder at Nilan Johnson Lewis

MINNEAPOLIS (January 1, 2018) – Minneapolis-based law firm Nilan Johnson Lewis has promoted product liability and business litigation lawyers Benjamin Johnson and Matthew Murphy to shareholder, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

“Ben and Matt have proven themselves as great lawyers and key contributors to our Products and Business Litigation groups,” said Stephen Warch, president of Nilan Johnson Lewis. “Their promotion to shareholder is a testament to the excellent work and value each has brought to the firm and our clients.”

Johnson has established a reputation as a go-to litigator for corporate clients involved in products liability and commercial cases. He has a wealth of experience in a variety of industries and practice areas, including defending manufacturers and sellers of consumer and industrial products in wrongful death, personal injury, property damage, and fire and explosion cases, as well as representing and counseling companies in matters ranging from contract disputes to complex business litigation.

Murphy has a strong practice defending and advising corporate clients on business and products liability matters. He litigates disputes involving copyrights and trademarks, noncompetes, franchise agreements, partnership issues, and other complex commercial cases. On the products side, Murphy routinely represents industrial and consumer product manufacturers in wrongful death, personal injury, property damage, warranty, and consumer fraud cases; and he advises manufacturers on product recalls and their obligations under the Consumer Product Safety Act. He also represents ski areas against personal injury claims and railroads in FELA cases.

About Nilan Johnson Lewis

Founded in 1996, Nilan Johnson Lewis ( has built a practice grounded in excellence and value. Through its Total Partnership approach to client relationships, Nilan Johnson Lewis exceptional results for its clients’ businesses. The firm focuses on five areas of law: product liability/mass tort litigation, business litigation, labor and employment, health care and corporate and transactional services.

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