Lonnie D. Johnson

Partner

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Education:

  • Indiana University
    Maurer School of Law
    Bloomington, Indiana 1992
    J.D.
    Honors: Cum Laude
  • Indiana University
    Bloomington, Indiana
    B.A.
    Honors: Summa Cum Laude
  • A.A.S., Mechanical Drafting
  • Indiana Vocational Technical College,
    Evansville, Indiana
    Dean’s Honors

Bar Admissions:

  • Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court
    Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court
    Southern District of Indiana
Lonnie D. Johnson, a Partner at Clendening Johnson & Bohrer, P.C., focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation, construction law and litigation, environmental law and insurance defense law. Mr. Johnson has extensive experience with handling complex litigation in both State and Federal courts involving preeminent experts and extensive documentary evidence. His handling of numerous complex litigation matters has provided Mr. Johnson and his trial team with a proficiency in conducting and managing electronic discovery and administration of voluminous documentary evidence in both class action and complex cases.
Mr. Johnson is consistently designated as an Indiana Super Lawyer (2008 – 2015) and selected by his peers for inclusion The Best Lawyers in America® (2012-2015).  He is also a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Johnson is a Past President (2012), Board member, and Section leader of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. He is also active in the Defense Research Institute, the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). Mr. Johnson has authored 34 articles on civil litigation and is a frequent speaker at seminars. Additionally, he serves as faculty for the North Central Region Trial Academy.  Mr. Johnson has been honored with the Indiana State Bar Association Civility Award and the DRI Exceptional Performance Citation Award.  He is also a registered mediator.
Mr. Johnson, an Indiana native, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University and received a B.A. Honors Degree with Highest Distinction. He earned his J.D. with Honors from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

Representative Cases

  • Kramer v. Kramer, 13 N.E.3d 554 (Ind. Ct. App, 2014)
  • Gresser v. Dow Chemical, 989 N.E.2d 339 (Ind. Ct. App, 2013)
  • Bozarth v. Todd & Langley Const., Inc., 857 N.E.2d 449, 2006 WL 3350191 (Ind. App. Nov. 20, 2006)
  • Murdock & Sons Construction, Inc. v. Goheen General Construction, Inc., 461 F.3d 837 (7th Cir. 2006)
  • Shaw v. Baxter, 825 N.E. 2d 54 (Ind. Ct. App. 2005)
  • Young v. General Acceptance Corp., 770 N.E.2d 298 (Ind. 2002)
  • Young v. General Acceptance Corp., 738 N.E.2d 298 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000)
  • Consolidated Rail Corp., Inc. v. Lewellen, 682 N.E.2d 779 (Ind. 1997)
  • Consolidated Rail Corp., Inc. v. Lewellen, 666 N.E.2d 958 (Ind. Ct. App. 1996)
  • Yater v. Coy, 681 N.E. 2d 232 (Ind. Ct. App. 1997)
  • Rooksby v. Lante Ernest & Klineman, 73 N.E. 2d 809 (Ind. Ct. App. 2003)
  • Medical Informatics v. Orthopedics Northeast, 2008 U.S. District. Lexis 2008 (N.D. Ind. 2008)
  • Longardner v. Citizens Gax & Coke Utility, 856 N.E.2d 796 (Ind. App. Nov. 08, 2006)
  • Dorman v. Osmose, Inc., 782 N.E.2d 463 (Ind. App. Jan. 31, 2003)
  • Dorman v. Osmose, Inc., 873 N.E.2d 1102 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007)
  • Selective Insurance v. Cagnoni Development, N.S. Dist. Lexis 2162 (S.D. Ind. 2008)
  • Demming v. Underwood, 943 N.E.2d 878 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011)
  • Kramer v. Kramer, 948 N.E.2d 873 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011)
  • Pardue v. Perdue Farms, Inc., 925 N.E.2d 482 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010)

Published Works

  • Civil ≠ Zealous? , Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (2013)
  • Coverage Issues: Sheehan Construction, Indiana Continuing Legal Educator Forum (2012)
  • Expert Depositions, Monroe County Bench Bar Conference (2013)
  • Bad Faith Claims Against Insurers, Indiana Insurance Institute (2012)
  • Two Parties…One Oath, Indiana Lawyer (2012)
  • Attorney Conflicts of Interest in Indiana, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (1997)
  • Indiana Franchise Law, Indiana Civil Litigation Review (2008)
  • Breach of Contract Claims in Construction Cases, Indiana Civil Litigation Review (2008)
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty by Employees, The Indiana Litigator, Indiana State Bar Association (Summer 2008)
  • Why Me? Challenges in Construction Law, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (1995)
  • Contract Finally Means What It Says, Indiana Lawyer (2001)
  • Indiana Construction Law Update, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2003)
  • Application of Indemnity and Additional Insured Provisions in Construction Contracts: Who Ultimately Pays for Personal Injuries to Workers? Indiana Civil Litigation Review (2004)
  • Contractor Liability for Injuries Sustained by Workers, Indiana Lawyer (2004)
  • Time is Money in Construction, Indiana Lawyer (2005)
  • Construction Law Case Update, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2005)
  • “Acceleration Claims” Can Lead to Recovery, For The Defense, Defense Research Institute (2006)
  • Schedule Related Claims, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2007)
  • Construction Defenses — Claims and Coverages, Chapter 7, Defense Research Institute (2008)
  • Schedule Related Claims, Indiana Construction Sites, Indiana State Bar Association (Summer 2007)
  • Contractors May Bring Suit to Challenge Award on Public Project, Indiana Litigator, Indiana State Bar Association (Spring 2007)
  • Attorney Conflicts of Interest in Indiana, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (1997)
  • Disclosure Under the Federal Rules, ALFA (1993)
  • The Need and Use of Expert Evidence to Prove Non-Economic Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (1999)
  • Ex Parte Interviews and Ethical Concerns, Indiana Lawyer (2005)
  • Admissibility and Use of Biomechanical Expert Evidence in Defense of Personal Injury Claims, Indiana Civil Litigation Review (2007)
  • Indiana Case Update, Transportation, ALFA (1996)
  • Architectural Duties, Critical Path, Defense Research Institute (2009)
  • Standard of Care for Design Professionals, The Indiana Litigator, Indiana State Bar Association (2009)
  • Insurance Coverage For Construction Defects, ICLEF (2012)

Honors and Awards:

    • Member Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
    • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
    • Indiana State Bar Association Civility Award (2013)
    • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, since 2013
    • Indiana Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation Defense, 2009-2015
    • Indiana Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009-2015
    • Defense Research Institute Exceptional Performance Citation
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Jump Memorial Scholarship (full academic law school scholarship)
    • Maxwell Scholar
    • Indiana Foundation Scholarship

 

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Lonnie


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Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute- Expert Witness Chair, Construction Law Committee and Founding Chair, Worksite Safety Specialized Litigation Group
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana- President (2012), Member, Board of Directors (2004-2009), Chair, Construction Law Section (2003-2006)
  • Member, Board of Editors, Indiana Civil Litigation Review (2003-2010)
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys- Member (2002-2010)
  • Indiana State Bar Association- Chair, Litigation Committee (2009), Member, House of Delegates (1999-2007)
  • American Bar Association
  • North Central Regional Defense Trial Academy- Faculty Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA)