Tim Johnson

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Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Bloomington, MN

Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC
 | 7900 Xerxes Ave S, Suite 2020
Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone: 952-314-1169
Fax: 612-235-7927
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (70%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%)
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    Tim Johnson has been an attorney at Minneapolis-based Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC, since September 2014. He obtained his legal education at what was then known as William Mitchell College of Law, and he was an assistant editor of the William Mitchell Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 2012. Prior to law school, Mr. Johnson majored in business at St. Mary’s University and received a Bachelor of Science in 2010.

    A portion of Mr. Johnson’s varied practice involves insurance coverage litigation. In this regard, he represents homeowners and businesses throughout the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area whose property damage claim and other claims have been delayed or denied in bad faith by their insurance providers. Mr. Johnson’s insurance practice also includes appraisal hearings and policy interpretation. He has frequently been asked to deliver presentations to groups of fellow professionals on topics related to these matters.

    Mr. Johnson also has a real estate transaction practice. He prepares and reviews commercial leases as well as purchase contracts, and he counsels clients on real estate financing matters. Mr. Johnson’s experience extends to construction litigation as well, providing representation to owners, developers, general contractors and subcontractors in a variety of disputes.

    Mr. Johnson has been admitted to practice before all Minnesota state courts since 2013. He is also admitted to practice in Ohio, Iowa, and Colorado, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. Mr. Johnson is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association and several other professional groups.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Insurance Coverage
    • 30%Construction Litigation: Business


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    Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021

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    About Tim Johnson

    Admitted: 2013, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage: https://www.sjjlawfirm.com/attorney/timothy-d-johnson/


    • Minnesota Rising Star
    • Humanitarian of the Year, Contractors Association of Minnesota 

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Policyholders Association, Member
    • Contractors Association of Minnesota, Member
    • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
    • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
    • Ohio
    • Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Section, Member
    • Iowa
    • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
    • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
    • Colorado
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
    • Minnesota

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition, Volunteer Coach
    • Mitchell Hamline's Mentor Program, Volunteer
    • Colorado Roofing Association 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Contracts and Contracting, GAF Midwest Expo, 2019
    • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Adjunct Professor
    • The insurance claims process, ABC Omaha, 2019 
    • PMP Roundtable, SJJ, 2019
    • Discussing Preventative Maintenance Plans, XAP360 Podcast, 2019
    • Insurance Restoration Projects, GAF St. Louis Expo, 2019
    • Attorney panelist, SVG Win the Storm, 2019
    • Strategizing for a Successful Appraisal, SVG Win the Storm, 2019
    • Insurance Appraisals 101, MNAES, 2015
    • Increasing your Business through the Law, GAF Wealth Builder, 2018
    • Contracting and Insurance, GAF, 2018
    • Loss Payment Provisions, ABA, 2017
    • Insurance Law for Contractors, ABC, 2017
    • Contractor Road Show, CAM 2017-2019
    • Master Elite Training, GAF, 2016
    • Revisiting Cedar Bluff, MNAES, 2015


    • Andersen v. Owners Insurance, 2018 WL 1569837 (Minn. Ct. App. 2018)
    • Oliver v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, 923 N.W.2d 680 (Minn. Ct. App. 2019)
    • Kaltenhauser v. American Family Insurance, 82-CV-15-5709 (Minn. Dist. Ct. 2015)
    • Zou v. American Modern Home Insurance Company, 86 F.Supp.3d 1050 (D. Minn. 2015)
    • Walnut Creek Townhome Association v. Depositors Insurance Company, 913 N.W.2d 80 (Iowa 2018)
    • K&R Landholdings, LLC v. Auto-Owners Insurance, 907 N.W.2d 658 (Minn. Ct. App. 2018)
    • Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Redwood Falls v. Housing Authority Property Insurance, 864 F.3d 986 (8th Cir. 2017)
    • Poehler v. Cincinnati Insurance Company, 899 N.W.2d 135 (Minn. 2017)

    Educational Background:

    • St. Mary’s University, Winona, Minnesota, B.S., Bachelor of Science, Major: Business – 2010
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    7900 Xerxes Ave S
    Suite 2020
    Bloomington, MN 55431

    Phone: 952-314-1169

    Fax: 612-235-7927

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    Last Updated: 1/22/2021

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