William R. Johnson

William R. Johnson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Pikeville, KY

Johnson Law Firm PSC
 | 229 Main Street, Pikeville, KY 41501
Phone: 606-653-6287
Fax: 606-433-0598
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney William R. Johnson is the founder of Johnson Law Firm in Pikeville, Kentucky. Mr. Johnson devotes his practice to personal injury law, representing plaintiffs throughout Kentucky who have been injured or have lost a loved one due to negligence.

    Mr. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Pikeville. He received his law degree from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

    Mr. Johnson has been a licensed attorney since 1998. He is admitted in all Kentucky state courts as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

    Before becoming a licensed attorney, Mr. Johnson owned his own DOT drug and alcohol testing business. He also did oil and gas well drilling and served as a compliance expert on state and federal regulations for natural gas pipelines.

    Over the course of his career as a personal injury attorney, Mr. Johnson has secured many substantial verdicts and settlements for his clients. Because of these accomplishments, he earned a membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the distinction of being named one of the “top 100 trial lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers.

    An active member of his legal community, Mr. Johnson belongs to the Pike County Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Justice Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He is a fellow of the University of Kentucky and a member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group. In addition, he is an instrument-rated private pilot and belongs to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

    About William Johnson

    Admitted: 1998, Kentucky

    Professional Webpage: https://www.billyjohnsonlaw.com/attorney-billy-johnson/


    • Super Lawyer
    • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers; University of Kentucky Fellow

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Instrument Rated Private Pilot

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Association for Justice
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
    • Pike County Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
    • United States Bankruptcy Court
    • Kentucky Justice Association
    • Attorney Information Exchange Group (AIEG), Member
    • Kentucky, 1998
    • United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky
    • Kentucky Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Contemporary Longrifle Association
    • Lifetime Endowment Member NRA
    • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
    • Sponsor for Relay for Life; Sponsor for area youth basketball tournaments

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presenter, NBI Truck Accident Litigation From Start to Finish, 2007


    • Clarence Brandon Becktt, et al vs. Gary Michael Chapman, et al; Pike Circuit Court; $2,803,047.86 Numerous confidential multi-million dollar settlements.

    Educational Background:

    • Jenkins High School, 1986
    • Pikeville College, Pikeville, Kentucky, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1995
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    Office Location for William R. Johnson

    229 Main Street
    Pikeville, KY 41501

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    Last Updated: 9/1/2020

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