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James Alexander Johnson
2000 Town Center
Southfield, Michigan 48075
©2009 James A. Johnson, Esq.
Assist & Co-Counsel
Former Assistant Attorney General – Dept. of Justice
Litigation – Civil and Criminal
Serious Personal Injury – Auto, Truck, Motorcycle, Bus, Job Injuries, Asbestos Disease, Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (Roundup), Medical, Dental, Psychologist, Podiatry, Prescription Drug Errors, Chiropractic Malpractice, Boating Accidents, Slip & Fall & Death Cases
Insurance Coverage - Casualty and Property (CGL Policy, Auto, Fire & Property Damage), Homeowners, Accident-Health & Life
Intellectual Property Law – Copyright, Trademarks and Patents
Entertainment Law-Film, TV, Sports, Music Publishing, Music Licensing & Book Publishing
Criminal Defense – State (Felonies, Misdemeanors & Expungement); Federal (Criminal Enterprise & RICO) = 21 U.S.C. §848 & 18 U.S.C. §§1961-1968; White Collar Defense
Business Disputes – Complex Commercial Litigation
*Unless otherwise indicated, attorneys listed on this website are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
If you are contemplating litigation in Personal Injury, Insurance Coverage, Business Disputes, Intellectual Property or Federal Crimes we want to hear from you.
James A. Johnson, Esq. is listed in Michigan Top Lawyers. He has developed his practice skills from some of the best litigators in the country. Early in his career, he learned from some of the best trial lawyers in Michigan, Massachusetts and Texas many of whom were national litigation heavyweights.
As a member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, James A. Johnson is an accomplished attorney with more than 30 years as a Trial Lawyer and Transactional Attorney. He has been employed in the Insurance Industry by Aetna, USF & G–ST. Paul Companies and as Assistant Attorney General – Civil Division and Assistant Prosecutor. Mr. Johnson has argued cases before the Supreme Court of Texas and the Texas Court of Appeals.
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
NBA Players Representation - Contracts, Endorsements and Investments
James A. Johnson, a basketball cognoscente has been certified as a NBA Players Agent by the National Basketball Players Association. Jim is a former outstanding high school and college basketball player and still plays this game. He is qualified to represent College and University Athletic Directors, Coaches, Players and Faculty.
BASKETBALL PUBLICATIONS – RIVALS.COM
North Carolina’s Flight To Basketball - 2008
Michigan’s Untold Story - 2008
Connecticut’s Precious Commodity - 2008
The Magnificent 400 Miles - 2008
Hoosier Hysteria - 2008
A Tribute To Texas Basketball - 2008
The Real Fountain of Youth - 2008
The Game - 2008
The Most Livable State In America - 2008
Jim concentrates on serious Personal Injury Cases, Insurance Coverage Cases relating to the CGL Policy and Intellectual Property Law with an emphasis on Sports and Entertainment Law that is national in scope.
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
Supreme Court of Michigan
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
Supreme Court of Texas
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit - Atlanta, GA.
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit - New Orleans, LA.
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan- Detroit, MI.
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX.
James A. Johnson’s professional writings are published in law journals. Moreover, his publications are used in law school courses and symposiums at Georgetown University and other law schools. His professional articles appear in the American Bar Association Journals and American Inns of Court whose mission is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility and legal skills. Mr. Johnson’s articles also appear in The Practicing Law Institute (PLI) seminars and course books.
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The White House:
* The Right of Publicity and the Student Athlete, 7 Elon Law Rev. 537 (2015) is judged one of the best law review articles in 2015. It is included in the 2016 edition of the Entertainment, Publishing & the Arts Handbook published by Thomson Reuters (West).
NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOC – PUBLICATIONS
Insuring Against Cybercrime –Know The Risks - NYSBA Journal – Vol. 91, No 4 May 2019
Are You Ready for Some Football – Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Journal - May 2018
The Art of Direct Examination – NYSBA Journal – March/April 2017
Civil RICO – The Weapon of Choice – NYSBA Journal - Nov/Dec 2016
Keeping Your Secrets Secret – NYSBA Journal – July/August 2015
Independent Filmmaking – Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Journal –Fall/Winter 2015
O’Bannon – What is The Right of Publicity? – NYSBA J – September 2014
3D Printing – The New Industrial Revolution: Innovation or Infringement? – Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Journal – Fall 2014
It is Not Time to Pay College Athletes – Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Journal- Spring 2014
The Right of Publicity: Show Me the Money – Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Journal - Fall 2013
International Trade Commission – International Law Practicum – Autumn 2012
Trial Brief –Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Journal – Summer 2012
Construction Defect Claims As Occurrences –Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Journal – Summer 2012
Reinsurance –What Practitioners Need to Know –Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Journal – Fall/Winter 2011
Music Publishing-What the Songwriter and Practitioner Need to Know –Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Journal – Fall/Winter 2011
Personal Images: The Professional Athlete’s Right of Publicity – NYSBA Journal - March 2008
Thou Shalt Not Steal: A Primer on Music Licensing - NYSBA Journal - June 2008
VERMONT BAR JOURNAL – Direct Examination - Winter 2017
MICHIGAN BAR – PUBLICATIONS
Uncharged Misconduct Under Rule 404(b) – Michigan Bar Journal – May 2019
Cyber Crime Liability & Insurance – Journal of Insurance & Indemnity Law - May 2018
Long Tail Liability Claims – Michigan Bar Journal – August 2017
Hydraulic Fracturing – Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law – July 2017
A Look at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board – Michigan Lawyers Weekly May 22, 2017
3-D Printing: Creating Objects from Thin Air – Michigan Lawyers Weekly-August 2016
Additional Insured and Contractual Liability- Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law- April 2015
Implied Warranty of Plans and Specifications – Journal of Insurance & Indemnity Law-January 2015
A Tool of Advocacy – Trial Brief – Attorney at Law Magazine-Detroit Ed - August 2014
Cumis Counsel – Journal of Insurance and Indemnity law – October 2013
Builders Risk Insurance – Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law- April 2013
Persuasion in Opening Statement –Michigan Bar Journal – January 2011
Jury Argument –Winning Techniques –Michigan Bar Journal- March 2011
Cross Examination –Michigan Lawyers Weekly – June 2011
Contractual Liability and the Insured Contract –Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law - January 2012
Construction Defect Claims As Occurrences: Part III –Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law – April 2012
Construction Defect Claims As Occurrences: Part II –Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law- July 2011
Construction Defect Claims As Occurrences: Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law- January 2011
Examination Under Oath - Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law- April 2009
MARYLAND BAR – PUBLICATIONS
Cross Examination – Maryland Bar Journal – July 2015
MINNESOTA BAR - PUBLICATIONS
The Changing Face and Sound of Music – Bench & Bar of Minnesota – January 2013
TEXAS BAR – PUBLICATIONS
Identity Crisis – Texas Bar Journal – January 2014
Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees In Texas – Attorney at Law Magazine- Dallas Ed - July 2014
The Professional Athlete’s Right of Publicity –Texas Entertainment & Sports Law J – Spring 2005
A Primer on Music Licensing –Texas Entertainment & Sports Law J – Spring 2006
Member: Texas Entertainment & Sports Law Section – SPORTS: Pro & Amateur; Music: Film & TV
Member: Texas Intellectual Property Law Section
Member: Texas Insurance Law Section
“We help to restore lives that have been changed by serious injury and other unfortunate circumstances by Legal and related Non-Legal Means.”
“We also Assist and Co-Counsel with Referring Lawyers when the need arises.”
JAMES ALEXANDER JOHNSON
2000 Town Center
Southfield, Michigan 48075
248 - 351 – 4808
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