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Al W. Johnson
Al W. Johnson Al W. Johnson is a career litigator, having tried over sixty jury trials and hundreds of non-jury trials.  Mr. Johnson grew up in West Des Moines, Iowa.  He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri in public administration in 1973.  Mr. Johnson returned to his alma mater to attend law school in 1978 and graduated in 1981.  For his first year following graduation, Mr. Johnson worked as a law clerk under the Honorable David Noce, United States Federal Magistrate.

Between 1982 and 1990 Mr. Johnson worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in St. Louis County under George "Buzz" Westfall, as a trial staff member handling numerous major criminal prosecutions.  In 1990 he became an associate with the St. Louis County firm of Belz & Beckemeier.  Mr. Johnson started his own practice in 1995 as The Law Offices of Al W. Johnson.

In 2001, Mr. Johnson was honored by Missouri Lawyer's Weekly as one of Missouri's ten Attorneys of the Year.  He is also licensed to practice in the State of Illinois.

Practice Areas:  General Civil Litigation; Business and Consumer Torts/Fraud; Conversion; Defamation/Slander/Libel; Malicious Prosecution; Tortious Interference; Covenants not to Compete; Personal Injury; Premises Liability; Qui Tam Litigation; White Collar Criminal Defense; Class Actions; Civil Rights; Taser; Sexual Harassment; Unlawful Merchandising Practices (§407).

Admitted:  1981, Missouri and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; 1998, Illinois

Law School:  University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1981.

College:  University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A., 1973.

Member:  Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; The Missouri Bar; Illinois State and National Bar Associations; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; The National Lawyers Association; Christian Legal Society.

Biography:  Author: ''Trial Techniques: Defending the Medicare Fraud Case,'' 2000.  Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2000 Lawyer of the Year.  Adjunct Professor, Missouri Baptist College, Constitutional Law, 1997-2000.  Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, St. Louis County, Missouri, 1982-1990.  City Attorney, City of Kinloch, 1999-2001.

Email:  ajohnson@awj-law.com


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