Jamie Johnson of Hudson has been selected by the Wisconsin Law Journal as one of its 2009 Leaders in the Law. The program recognizes leading practitioners and judges throughout Wisconsin based on outstanding leadership, vision and legal expertise.
Johnson was honored at a luncheon May 19 and profiled in a WLJ publication scheduled for release May 26.
Johnson is a shareholder with the law firm of Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg, which has offices in Hudson, Minneapolis and New York City. He is a trial lawyer, practicing in claims, products liability, auto accidents, construction and real estate disputes, criminal defense and municipal law.
He has also been involved in many area activities and organizations:Appointed by Gov. Doyle to the Judicial Advisory Council in October 2007 to assist the governor in filling mid-term judicial vacancies at both the trial and appellate court levels.Active volunteer for the St. Croix Valley Free Legal Clinic. He is also a volunteer small claims mediator.Moderator for local judicial candidate forums.Active member of Rotary, serving on special events and standing committees.Served on board of directors of the local food shelf; active in raising funds for non-profits and charitable organizations such as the YMCA, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association and others.Active member of Bethel Lutheran Church, where he has been president of the church council, co-chaired two capital fundraising drives, taught Sunday school for many years and served as a confirmation guide.Former candidate for 30th Assembly District (1996 and 1998).Visited high school driver's education classes for the past several years to talk with the students about the civil and criminal law implications of driving. He has served as a judge in the high school mock trial competition for more than 12 years and has spoken at Hudson schools on Career Day.
Johnson also works with a local cable television production, hosting a cable news show titled POWER News, which stands for People of Wisconsin Envisioning Results. The show has grown its broadcast distribution and now can be viewed weekly in over 100,000 cable-subscribing households.