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Michael R. Johnson, Attorney

Michael R. Johnson, Attorney< Attorney Contact Info michaelj@fieldslaw.com (612) 383-1123

Michael Johnson has over 7 years experience at all levels of workers’ compensation practice, including at the Department of Labor & Industry, the Office of Administrative Hearings, the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals, and the Minnesota Supreme Court. He has extensive experience handling all sorts of claims, including complex orthopedic injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Michael has honed his advocacy and litigation skills representing insurance companies and comes to Fields Law Firm eager and excited to bring these skills to the benefit of real people, rather than large insurance companies.

Michael is the son of a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney and learned first hand from his father the satisfaction that comes with helping real people get justice for their injuries. His knowledge of defense practice makes him an ideal attorney for injured persons – he knows how the insurance company and its attorney will look at the case and how they will try to deprive an injured person of the compensation the injured person deserves.

Michael was named a Rising Star by SuperLawyers for 2021, a distinction awarded to only the top 2.5% of all lawyers in Minnesota under the age of 40.

Michael is a graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall and went on to study political science and history at Saint John’s University, graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, All-College Honors, with distinction in political science, successfully defending an Honors Thesis regarding the objective measurement of judicial activism.

Michael went on to attend The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. During law school, Michael was a student attorney before the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings, representing clients in cases involving housing benefits. This provided Michael with an early practical experience in the practice of administrative law, including how to interpret and apply administrative rules, very similar to the application of such rules in workers’ compensation cases.

Prior to and during law school, Michael worked a variety of jobs, including as a union airline ground worker, construction laborer, landscaping laborer, and sports official. He understands hard work and difficult and dangerous working environments and is committed to getting the best results for workers faced with these challenges.

Michael is also a published author, co-authoring a published law review article regarding and comparing workers’ compensation in the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Michael is admitted to practice in all Minnesota State Courts. He is a member of both the Minnesota State Court and Dakota County Bar Associations.

Michael lives in Eagan with his wife and two small children, where he also serves as Chair of the City of Eagan Airport Relations Commission. Outside of work, Michael enjoys reading biographies and historical fiction, college football, and spending time with his family, particularly on the lakes in the summer.