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Emily J. Johnson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Alton, IL

Hunter & Johnson P.C.
510 E 6th St
Alton, IL 62002
Phone: 618-466-9510
Fax: 618-466-9540
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015, 2017 - 2020
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%), Business Litigation (30%), Land Use/Zoning (30%)
Attorney Profile

Emily is a managing partner with Hunter & Johnson, P.C. in Alton, Illinois. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 15 years of legal experience, she provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater St. Louis metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Commercial and civil litigation

·       Personal injury

·       Commercial contracts/agreements

·       Family law

Along with being a highly effective trial attorney, Emily maintains a significant business counseling practice. Whether inside or outside of the courtroom, she maintains an unwavering focus on protecting her clients' rights and interests. Emily also serves as an arbitrator for the Third Judicial Circuit Court in Madison County, Illinois.

Honored for her outstanding professionalism and legal abilities, Emily has earned consistent designation as a top 2.5% of lawyers in the region along with her past recognition as one of the area's Leading Lawyers Under 40. She finds great reward in identifying her client's primary objectives and then working with the client to formulate a creative strategy to solve their complex legal issues.

Emily graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 with a degree in economics where she was captain of the women's softball team and recognized as a UAA all-conference athlete for the Bears. After graduation, she attended Southern Illinois University School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2005. She was admitted to practice that same year in Illinois, and she was admitted to the Missouri bar in 2006. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Emily is a member of the Madison County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Missouri Bar. She is a past president of the Alton-Wood River Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 30%Land Use/Zoning
Focus Areas


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015, 2017 - 2020

About Emily J. Johnson

First Admitted: 2005, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Alton-Wood River Bar, 2005 to Present
  • Alton-Wood River Bar, President, 2010
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2005 to Present
  • Illinois, 2005, Missouri, 2006, U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2014
  • Madison County Bar Association, 2005 to Present

Educational Background

  • Washington University in St. Louis B.A. in Economics, 2002

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Junior League of Greater Alton Vice President, 2011


  • 20 Under 40, RiverBend Growth Association, 2012
  • Trial Advocacy Outstanding Advocate Award, Southern Illinois University School of Law, 2005

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, EMS System Suspensions and the Right to Due Process, The Fire Call- Winter 2013 Edition, Illinois Association Of Fire Protection Districts, 2013

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Local Government
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Office Location for Emily J. Johnson

510 E 6th St
Alton, IL 62002

Phone: 618-466-9510

Fax: 618-466-9540

Last Updated: 6/22/2021

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