Adam Johnson

Lundgren & Johnson, PSC
121 South Eighth Street, Suite 893
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 767-9643
lundgrenjohnson.com


Attorney Adam Johnson represents people throughout the state in felony, gross misdemeanor, and misdemeanor cases. Mr. Johnson has represented people charged with crimes ranging from first-degree premeditated murder to DWI and traffic cases. Mr. Johnson has a wide range of criminal defense experience and has obtained numerous dismissals in the district courts.  Mr. Johnson has also achieved numerous reversals from the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Minnesota Supreme Court in complex, hard-fought cases.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

       
  • Criminal Defense
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  • DWI/DUI
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  • Criminal Appeals
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  • Title IX Defense

BAR ADMISSIONS

       
  • Minnesota
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  • Wisconsin
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  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
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  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
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  • U.S. Supreme Court

EDUCATION

       
  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
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  • B.A., Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

       
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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  • Minnesota State Bar Association
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  • Hennepin County Bar Association
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  • Ramsey County Bar Association
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  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40
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  • Lead Counsel Verified – Criminal Law
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  • Super Lawyers – Selected as a Rising Star

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

       
  • Minnesota High School Mock Trial
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  • Fourth District Ethics Committee
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  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law – Adjunct Professor (2016 – 2019)
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  • Meals on Wheels

LEGAL PUBLICATIONS

       
  • “Esquire This and Esq. That, or: A Stuffy, Didactic Trifle Under 1,000 Words” Bench & Bar of Minnesota, Vol. 79, No. 2 (2022)
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  • “End Times, Legal Citations Edition: The Cleaned Up Parenthetical and its Rascally Scourge” Bench & Bar of Minnesota, Vol. 76, No. 7 (2019)
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  • “More Than a Rule of Thumb: Your Smartphone and the 5th Amendment” Bench & Bar of Minnesota, Vol. 76, No. 5 (2019)
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  • “Never Discuss Cheese with Rats: A Brief Overview of Minnesota’s Informant Privilege” Bench & Bar of Minnesota, Vol. 75, No. 11 (2018)
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  • “A Win-Win: Turning Your Unlawful Arrest Dismissal into a Civil Rights Prosecution” VI Magazine (2018)
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  • “An Out of Court Article on Hearsay” Bench & Bar of Minnesota, Vol. 74, No. 5 (2017)
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  • “A Jounce, A Pat, A Plop, A Plunk: Minnesota’s Broad New Assault Crime” Bench & Bar of Minnesota, Vol. 73, No. 4 (2016)
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  • “On the Use of Esquire” Bench & Bar of Minnesota, Vol. 72, No. 6 (2015)
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  • “Search and Seizure Commentary: Taking Stock of the Inventory Search” The Champion – Official Publication of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2015)
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  • “Poisonous Fruit & Civil Forfeiture” Bench & Bar of Minnesota, Vol. 71, No. 11 (2014)
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  • “Intent in Assault Crimes: State v. Fleck and a Distinction Reached Accidentally on Purpose” The Challenger – Official Publication of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2012)
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  • “A Mild Case for Latin” Bench & Bar of Minnesota, Vol. 69, No. 3 (2012)
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  • “Lore in the Law: A Short Case for the Colorful Brief” Bench & Bar of Minnesota, Vol. 69, No. 1 (2012)
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  • “Sleeping it Off in the Car: State v. Fleck and the Continued Import of Swallowing One’s Keys” The Challenger (2011)

LEGAL PRESENTATIONS

       
  • “Your Cell Phone and the Fifth Amendment: More than a Rule of Thumb” Hennepin County Bar Association CLE (2019)
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  • Dorn and the Current Elements of Assault-Harm” 13th Annual Suburban Hennepin County Prosecutors Association CLE (2017)

PUBLISHED APPELLATE CASES

Minnesota Supreme Court
       
  • State v. Client, 876 N.W.2d 310 (Minn.2016)
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  • State v. Client, 852 N.W.2d 260 (Minn.2014)

Minnesota Court of Appeals
       
  • State v. Client, 906 N.W.2d 526 (Minn.App.2017)
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  • State v. Client,  839 N.W.2d 758 (Minn.App.2013)
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  • State v. Client, 792 N.W.2d 105 (Minn.App.2010)
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  • Client v. Commissioner of Public Safety, 781 N.W.2d 163 (Minn.App.2010)

Client Testimonial:

"I never needed a lawyer before. Adam Johnson was highly recommended to me by a family friend, I'm so happy he did. Adam was always very friendly and was available to answer my questions no matter the time or day of the week. The work he put into my case went far above and beyond what I ever expected. He achieved the best possible outcome for my case, I didn't have much hope that could happen. He was amazing to watch in court, a true pro. I would recommend Adam Johnson to anyone with a similar problem in less than a heartbeat."