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Belinda R. Johnson, partner

Belinda R. Johnson

Partner

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation and Appeals
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense

Biography

Belinda R. Johnson, a Partner at Clendening Johnson & Bohrer, P.C., practices in civil litigation and concentrates on complex commercial litigation, insurance law, and personal injury law. Ms. Johnson is experienced in State courts trying complex business dispute matters as well as contract disputes and personal injury claims. She excels in the management, understanding, and handling of complex matters involving substantial documentary evidence and electronic discovery. Ms. Johnson also represents companies and individuals in front of the Indiana Court of Appeals.

Ms. Johnson was awarded the 2018 Women in the Law Recognition Award from the Indiana State Bar Association's Women in the Law Committee. This award is given to honor women attorneys in Indiana who contribute to the advancement of women in the legal profession, serve as role models and mentors, and have influenced women to pursue a career in law; and for contributions to the legal profession. She was also designated by her peers as an Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star® in Civil Litigation - Defense for 2013-2015. She is active in the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. Ms. Johnson is active in her community's Hispanic community working with and advising the firm's Spanish speaking clients and publishing materials to help non-native English speakers understand the U.S. legal system and processes.

Ms. Johnson grew up in Posey County, Indiana. She graduated from the University of Evansville, cum laude, with a B.S. in Legal Studies. Ms. Johnson received her J.D., cum laude, from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She is also a 2002 Fellow of the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO).

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana
    • B.S. - 2001
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Legal Studies

Bar Admission

  • Indiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana

Published Works

  • “Infliction of Emotional Distress”, Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Volume VIII, 2011
  • “Choice-of-Law Analysis and Indiana Insurance Contracts”, Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Volume VII, 2010, Number 2
  • “The Triggering of Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations”, Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Volume VII, 2010, Number 2
  • “The Frivolous Lawsuit: Will You Know It When You See It?”, Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Fall, 2010
  • “Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress,” Indiana Lawyer, Feb. 3-16, 2010, at 17
  • “All in the Family? Federal Income Taxation and Transfers of Property within the Family”, Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Fall, 2005

Representative Cases

  • Complete Defense Verdict in Gresser v. Reliable Exterminators
  • Progressive Cas. Ins. Co. v. Andrea George-Jarrard, etc., 210 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77867 (S.D. Ind. Aug. 2, 2010)
  • Kramer v. Kramer Furniture, 9-18N.E.2d 873 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011)
  • Kramer v. Kramer, 13N.E.3d 554 (Ind. Ct. App. 2014)
  • Kramer v Kramer, 27N.E.ed 270 (Ind. 2015)

Honors

  • Named to the list of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® for the State of Indiana, 2018-2020
  • 2018 Women in the Law Recognition Award from the Indiana State Bar Association’s Women in the Law Committee
  • Indiana Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2013
  • Indiana Super Lawyers©, Rising Star, 2014
  • Indiana Super Lawyers©, Rising Star, 2015
  • Indiana Super Lawyers©, 2021

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Paralegal Studies Department
  • Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington, Indiana

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney, Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program Volunteer Attorney, El Centro Communal Latino Legal Advice Project (CCLLAP)
  • Volunteer Attorney, Shalom Legal Clinic
  • Volunteer Judge, Sherman Minton Moot Court Program
  • Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem for Monroe County Courts

Languages

  • Spanish

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Board of Directors
  • Board of Editors, Indiana Civil Litigation Review (2010-2019)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Secretary of Monroe County Human Rights Commission (2011-2013)
  • Member of Wage Theft Committee for Jobs with Justice (2011-2013)
  • Regional Editor, DRI Excess/Umbrella Compendium

Current Employment Position

  • Partner