Lori A. Johnson

Special Counsel

Lori is often sought out for her written advocacy, research, and analysis skills. Her English writing background provides Lori with a strong ability to craft compelling arguments that help drive a case towards favorable resolutions for her clients. She also dedicates herself to the strategy of a case; always looking at all angles to creatively find efficient solutions to meet her clients’ goals.

When not representing clients, Lori can be found cooking, gardening, and spending time with her husband, three children, and their dog.

  • Key Practice and Industry Experience
  • Representative Matters
  • Recognitions and Honors
  • Professional Associations

Key Practice Experience

  • Contract disputes
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Health care business disputes
  • FINRA arbitration
  • Securities and shareholder litigation
  • Nationwide complex class action litigation

Representative Matters

  • Defended a shareholder in a minority shareholder squeeze out case, helping our client gain complete control of the business;
  • Defended a registered representative against claims of breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets and conversion, and brought a successful counterclaim for defamation, conversion, unjust enrichment and other claims against the broker-dealer, reaching a substantial seven-figure settlement for our client just prior to the FINRA arbitration;
  • Represented shareholders in a breach of contract case, winning dismissal of a counterclaim against our clients, leading to a favorable settlement;
  • Represented a physician in a shareholder dispute between deadlocked partners in a medical practice, settling the matter prior to arbitration with our client gaining complete control of the corporation;
  • Represented the receiver and the trustees of several estates in adversary proceedings in connection with a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme; and
  • Represented a pension fund and class of investors in a major securities fraud class action that ultimately settled for $2.65 billion on behalf of defrauded shareholders.

Recognitions and Honors

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Kevin S. Burke
  • Dean’s List, all academic years
  • Staff member, Minnesota Law Review, University of Minnesota Law School

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Community Engagement

  • FBA Pro Se Project, volunteer attorney