Johnson, Richard Gibbs Esq.

220 Crittenden Court Building955 West Saint Clair AvenueCleveland, OH 44113- 1234

Updated: 09/09/2014

Overview

A Leading Plaintiffs' Attorney In The Legal Malpractice Field

Attorney Richard Gibbs Johnson, founder of the law firm of Richard G. Johnson Co., L.P.A. in 1990, is a leading practitioner in the area of plaintiffs' legal malpractice and related legal ethics and professional responsibility issues. Mr. Johnson stands leagues apart from other Ohio law firms in devoting his practice exclusively to this niche area, and he is the only Ohio attorney who limits his...

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Practice Areas

  • Legal Malpractice
  • College Athlete Right to Counsel Cases
  • Disqualification
  • Fee Disputes
  • Judicial Ethics & Conduct
  • Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Sanctions
  • Sports Agent Malpractice
  • UCC Articles 3 & 4 (fiduciary forged check issues)

Litigation

  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • President, since 1990

Year Joined Firm

  • 1990

Languages

  • English (Primary)

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994

Specialties and Certifications

  • Top Trial Lawyers in America, Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2010

Other Affiliations

  • American Law Institute, 2011 - Present (Member)
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, 1990 - Present (Charter Member)
  • American Bar Association, 1990 - Present (CPR; LPM, Litigation, and TIPS Sections; CPR Publications Board 1996- 2009)
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 1990 - Present (Legal Ethics & Professional Conduct Committee 1991-2006)
  • Judicial Conference of the Eighth Appellate Judicial District of Ohio, 2012 - Present (Life Member)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 1990 - Present (Member)
  • American Association of Justice, 1990 - Present (Professional Negligence Section)
  • Ohio Association of Justice, 1990 - Present (Member)
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1990 - Present (Member)
  • Cleveland Law Library Association, 1990 - Present (Member)

Honors

  • Top Trial Lawyers in America, Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2010 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • SPORTS LAW SYMPOSIUM: Commercialization of Amateur Sports and the Exploitation of its Players, Jacksonville, Florida, Florida Coastal School of Law, April 16, 2010
  • Ethics, Professionalism, and Substance Abuse: A Look at the Lawyer's Creed from an Everyday Lawyer's Perspective . . . Practice Professionalism Always and Everyday, Poland, Ohio, Clair M. Carlin, L.L.C., November 4, 2004
  • Mid-Year Meeting: Ethical Duties and Rule 11 Sanctions: Consistencies and Inconsistencies, San Antonio, Texas, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, February 6, 2004
  • Ethics Luncheon Series: The Ten Dumbest Things Lawyers Do, Youngstown, Ohio, Mahoning County Bar Association, October 12, 2000
  • Current Issues in the Area of Ethics and Substance Abuse: The Snitch Rule: The Scope of an Attorney's Obligation to Report the Ethical Violations of Members of the Bar, Cleveland, Ohio, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, December 13, 1991

Pro Bono Activities

  • Grand Jury Foreman, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, September 2012 Term, September 4, 2012 - December 27, 2012
  • Member, Publications Board, Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association, 1996 - 2009
  • Member, Legal Ethics & Professional Conduct Committee, Ohio State Bar Association, 1991 - 2006
  • Trial Co-Counsel for Relator, Ohio State Bar Association v. Kanter, 86 Ohio St. 3d 554, 715 N.E.2d 1140 (1999), 1998 - 1999
  • Chairman, Subcommittee to Review the Bell Commission Report, Legal Ethics & Professional Conduct Committee, Ohio State Bar Association, 1996 - 1997
  • Chairman, Subcommittee on Lawyer Referral Services, Legal Ethics & Professional Conduct Committee, Ohio State Bar Association, 1992 - 1994
  • Member, Inquiry Review Subcommittee, Ethics Committee, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, 1991 - 1998

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, May, 1990
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Law Review: Case Western Reserve Law Review, Associate Editor & Articles Editor, 1988 - 1990
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, August, 1987
    M.B.A., Master of Business Administration
    Major: Banking & Finance
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, May, 1986
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: Dean's Honor List, Western Reserve Scholar
    Major: Political Science
  • Hawken School, Gates Mills, Ohio, June, 1982
    Class of 1982

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Honors

  • Top Trial Lawyers in America, Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2010 - Present

Representative Clients

  • Available on request

References

  • Available on request

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Address

220 Crittenden Court Building955 West Saint Clair AvenueCleveland, OH 44113- 1234

Fax

  • 216-696-0020

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Office Hours

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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220 Crittenden Court Building955 West Saint Clair AvenueCleveland, OH 44113- 1234