Matthew M. Johnson

matthew m. johnson

Minneapolis Office

Direct Dial: (952) 582-4713
Office Number: (952) 581-4711
Fax Number: (952) 378-1814
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Matthew Johnson’s litigation practice focuses on defending personal injury and property damage claims involving automobile, liquor, premises, and products liability. He also represents his clients in contractual disputes. His corporate clients include trucking and car rental companies, hotels, restaurants, and retailers. Mr. Johnson also pursues subrogation claims on behalf of workers’ compensation insurers and employers. He also represents insurance companies in automobile, homeowners, and commercial coverage disputes.

Mr. Johnson is a frequent lecturer on a number of topics including workers’ compensation subrogation, liquor liability, hospitality law, Minnesota’s No-Fault Act, Alternative Dispute Resolution, insurance fraud, and the Minnesota Fair Claims Practices Act.  Mr. Johnson enjoys an “AV” peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Johnson is a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.  As part of his litigation practice, he serves as mediator for parties who wish to mediate their legal disputes.


  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. (1997)
  • College of St. Thomas, B.A. (1990)

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota State Court (1997)
  • Federal District Court, District of Minnesota (1998)
  • Wisconsin State Court (2003)
  • Federal District Court, District of Western Wisconsin (2010)


  • Defense Research Institute
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • No-Fault Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association
  • Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice

Reported Cases

  • Target Corp. v. All Jersey Janitorial Service, Inc., 916 F.Supp.2d 909 (D.Minn. 2013);
  • Latterell v. Progressive Northern Ins., Co., 801 N.W.2d 917 (Minn. 2011)
  • Western National Ins. Co. v. Thompson, 797 N.W.2d 201 (Minn. 2011) (amicus)
  • Clifford v. Geritom Med., Inc., 681 N.W.2d 680 (Minn. 2004)