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First-Year Associate Wins Big in Lemon Law Trial

Not many associates can tell their peers that they’ve been in court unaccompanied AND managed to win their first trial. That honor belongs to 27 year-old Ben Johnson, who joined NJL after graduating from Hamline University’s School of Law in 2010. In the span of just one year, Johnson took on the Lemon Law case […] More >

First-Year Associate Wins Big in Lemon Law Trial

Not many associates can tell their peers that they’ve been in court unaccompanied AND managed to win their first trial. That honor belongs to 27 year-old Ben Johnson, who joined NJL after graduating from Hamline University School of Law in 2010. In the span of just one year, Johnson took on the Lemon Law case […] More >

First-Year Associate Takes Driver’s Seat, Scores Win in Lemon Law Trial

Unique victory underscores ACC Value Champion Nilan Johnson Lewis’s commitment to top-notch litigation through flexible rates and arrangements MINNEAPOLIS (December 13, 2012) – Many lawyers go their entire career without taking a case to jury trial. For Ben Johnson, a 27-year-old associate with Nilan Johnson Lewis (NJL), it took just one year. In fact, not […] More >

Nilan Johnson Lewis Sponsors Moot Court Competition

For a trial lawyer, any opportunity to “hold court” has its appeal.  But when that opportunity involves giving back to future professionals, it’s all the more rewarding. On October 27, Nilan Johnson Lewis sponsored the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project Moot Court Competition for public high-schoolers at William Mitchell College of Law.  Named after former U.S. […] More >

Nilan Johnson Lewis, 3M and UnitedHealth Group Share Social Media Tips for Outside Counsel

With more than 650 social media cases between 2010 and 2012, understanding how social media impacts and influences corporate practices and identity is key. In October, Nilan Johnson Lewis (NJL) hosted a continuing legal education (CLE) session titled, “Social Media Strategies: Best Business and Litigation Practices.” Bringing together legal representatives from NJL, 3M and UnitedHealth […] More >

Nilan Johnson Attorney Highlights Criminal Background Check Best Practices

According to a 2010 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, 73 percent of employers conducted criminal background checks on all applicants. However, guidance and regulations issued in April 2012 by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) suggest that employers could face the threat of government scrutiny and class action litigation if they […] More >

Social Media and Your Defense Themes

A byline by Nilan Johnson Lewis’ Christy Mennen highlights social media’s impact on corporate defense strategies and outlines tactics and techniques to monitor evolving social media channels. More >

Nilan Johnson Lewis’ Christy Mennen Named to MDLA Board of Directors

Congratulations to Shareholder Christy Mennen who was named to the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA) board of directors. A MDLA member since 2003, Mennen served as chair of the New Lawyers Committee from 2006 to 2009 and has presented at several MDLA seminars, including the 2010 Trial Techniques Seminar. She is also an active member […] More >