Born in Queens, New York, Mr. Johnson resides in southern Saratoga County. He graduated from Providence College (B.A.) magna cum laude in 1987, and Albany Law School of Union University (J.D.) cum laude in 1992.
Mr. Johnson concentrates his practice in civil defense litigation. Mr. Johnson’s areas of practice include civil rights law, employment law and municipal law. His litigation practice includes representing private and public sector clients before federal courts, administrative agencies, state courts, and appellate courts in cases involving civil rights claims, law enforcement matters, discrimination, wrongful discharge, and unlawful workplace harassment and retaliation. Mr. Johnson’s practice also includes providing day-to-day advice and counsel to clients on issues ranging from policy development, compliance issues, and risk management. Mr. Johnson is a frequent speaker in the areas of employment practice liability, law enforcement liability, discrimination, and risk management.
Prior to forming Lemire, Johnson & Higgins, LLC, Mr. Johnson was a shareholder in one of Albany’s larger labor and employment firms where he spent 17 years developing, expanding, and supervising his defense litigation practice.
All New York Courts
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
Albany County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
New York State Bar Association
Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
Professional Liability Underwriters Society
Saratoga County Bar Association