James D. Johnson’s practice has included a broad variety of litigation matters including workers’ compensation, automobile litigation, premises liability, business litigation, subrogation, and nursing home litigation. Prior to law school, Mr. Johnson worked for several years as a vocational rehabilitation consultant in Atlanta. He worked with employers, attorneys and insurance carriers providing case management services and expert testimony on workers’ compensation and Social Security disability files. This experience makes him uniquely qualified to aggressively contest workers’ compensation claims for catastrophic designation and defend catastrophic injury liability claims.
Mr. Johnson graduated from Georgia State University College of Law in 1998. He was a member of the Georgia State University Law Review which published his article on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Mr. Johnson received a B.A. from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, in 1990. He also received a Master of Science degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Services from Auburn University in 1992.
Mr. Johnson joined Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP in 1998 and became a partner in 2006. Mr. Johnson is admitted to practice in the Northern and Middle Federal District Courts as well as all State trial and appellate courts in Georgia. He is a member of the Workers’ Compensation and Insurance Defense sections of the State Bar of Georgia, the Medical Liability and Health Care Law section of the Defense Research Institute and is a member of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Johnson is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from workers' compensation subrogation to Medicare reporting and compliance. He is also AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Johnson and his wife Amy live in Marietta, Georgia. Their three children attend St. Joseph Catholic School. Mr. Johnson spends all of his free time coaching and/or attending basketball, baseball and football games, as well as lacrosse matches, swim meets and equestrian shows.