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Lindsey R. Johnson

Attorney Lindsey R. Johnson manages all aspects of civil litigation on behalf of businesses, employers and municipalities, culminating in representation of clients in matters involving the following areas: municipal law, employment law, banking, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, real property, insurance law, and negligence. Lindsey routinely drafts and argues dispositive motions invoking governmental immunity and defending against lawsuits brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, First Amendment, Whistleblower Protection Act, among other claims. She also has experience in defending clients against class actions. Her litigation experience includes:

  • Obtaining a denial of a certification of a federal class action alleging narcotics officers illegally searched marijuana businesses;
  • Successfully defeating a motion for superintending control for circuit court control of a district court’s landlord/tenant docket;
  • Numerous pre-discovery dismissals of federal lawsuits against mortgage servicers and lenders;
  • Obtained a pre-discovery voluntary dismissal with prejudice of a federal class action by plaintiffs for an alleged Fifth Amendment Takings against a state district court; and
  • Pre-discovery dismissal of a state court FOIA lawsuit against a municipality concerning a demand for social media messages.

Lindsey focuses her practice on municipal law, business and employment matters. The aspect of her chosen profession that Lindsey enjoys the most is acting as an advisor and advocate to our clients. She strategizes for the best solution to a problem, which is not always in litigation. Lindsey is a member of the Oakland County Bar municipal law section and is an Oakland County case evaluator. She has presented before the Oakland County Bar Association – municipal law section and the Oakland County Bar Association Youth Council on First Amendment topics involving Schools and Municipalities. She has also presented at past Michigan Banking Association’s Risk Management & Compliance Institutes and firm tax symposiums.

Lindsey is a 2001 graduate of Michigan State University, James Madison College and a 2003 cum laude graduate and recipient of the Eugene Krasicky Award of WMU – Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she served as a Scholarly Writing Teachers Assistant and as a Subsite Editor of Law Review. Lindsey is also published: Legislators and Grandparents, May I Have Your Attention: There is No Time for Grandparenting Time! A Casenote Focusing on the Michigan Court of Appeals Decision in DeRose v. DeRose, 19 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 387 (April 1,2003).

Bar Admissions
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and Western District of Michigan
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • J.D., cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • B.A., James Madison College at Michigan State University
Practice Areas
Associations and Memberships
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Municipal Law committee
  • Employment Law committee
  • Professional Development committee