Adam T. Johnson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Lundgren & Johnson, PSC
 | 121 South Eighth Street, Suite 893
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-767-9643
Fax: 651-305-0860
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Focusing his practice on criminal defense matters at both the trial and appellate levels, Adam T. Johnson is an attorney at Lundgren & Johnson, PSC. Located in Minneapolis, he provides representation to people throughout the state of Minnesota. Mr. Johnson is admitted to practice in Minnesota, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Mr. Johnson has been a criminal defense attorney ever since his admission to practice in Minnesota in 2009. He has handled state and federal misdemeanor and felony charges, and his experience in this regard has included representing people who have been accused of such offenses as driving under the influence, white collar crimes, drug possession and distribution, assault, robbery, and homicide. Mr. Johnson has an outstanding track record at the trial level, including having obtained dismissals and acquittals as well as having negotiated favorable plea agreements with the prosecution, and he has seen many of his clients' convictions reversed by appellate courts as well. As a result, he has received the recognition of his colleagues, including a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Johnson has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.

    Mr. Johnson has authored numerous articles on various topics related to his practice area, including several that have appeared in Bench & Bar of Minnesota, which is the official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association. His professional memberships include the Hennepin County Bar Association and the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Johnson obtained his Juris Doctor at what was then known as William Mitchell College of Law, and he serves as an adjunct professor at its successor.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Criminal Defense
    • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI


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    Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

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    About Adam Johnson

    Admitted: 2009, Minnesota

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    • Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  While up to five percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars., Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
    • Lead Counsel Verified – Criminal Law
    • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.  Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law., Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Ramsey County Bar Association
    • Hennepin County Bar Association
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
    • Minnesota Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
    • U.S. Supreme Court

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • VI Magazine (MACDL), Committee Member
    • Fourth District Ethics Committee, Volunteer
    • Minnesota High School Mock Trial, Volunteer Judge

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • N/A, Author, More Than a Rule of Thumb: Your Smartphone and the 5th Amendment, Bench & Bar of Minnesota, 2019
    • “Your Cell Phone and the Fifth Amendment: More than a Rule of Thumb” Hennepin County Bar Association CLE, 2019
    • “Intent in Assault Crimes: State v. Fleck and a Distinction Reached Accidentally on Purpose” The Challenger – Official Publication of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012
    • “Search and Seizure Commentary: Taking Stock of the Inventory Search” The Champion – Official Publication of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015
    • “On the Use of Esquire” Bench & Bar of Minnesota, Vol. 72, No. 6, 2015
    • “A Win-Win: Turning Your Unlawful Arrest Dismissal into a Civil Rights Prosecution” VI Magazine, 2018
    • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2016 – 2019, Adjunct Professor
    • N/A, Author, Never Discuss Cheese with Rats: A Brief Overview of Minnesota’s Informant Privilege, Bench & Bar of Minnesota, 2018
    • N/A, Author, An Out of Court Article on Hearsay, Bench & Bar of Minnesota, 2017
    • N/A, Author, A Jounce, A Pat, A Plop, A Plunk: Minnesota's Broad New Assault Crime, Bench & Bar of Minnesota, 2016
    • N/A, Author, Taking Stock of the Inventory Search, The Champion - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015
    • N/A, Author, Poisonous Fruit and Civil Forfeiture: A New Rule in Minnesota, Bench & Bar of Minnesota, 2014
    • N/A, Author, Lore in the Law: A Short Case for the Colorful Brief, Bench & Bar of Minnesota, 2012
    • N/A, Author, A Mild Case for Latin, Bench & Bar of Minnesota, 2012
    • N/A, Author, The End of Privacy, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2012
    • N/A, Author, Sleeping it Off in the Car: State v. Fleck and the Continued Import of Swallowing One's Keys, The Challenger - Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011
    • Presenter, Dorn and the Current Elements of Assault-Harm, 13th Annual Suburban Hennepin County Prosecutors Association CLE, 2017


    • Client v. Commissioner of Public Safety, 781 N.W.2d 163 (Minn.App.2010)
    • State v. Client, 852 N.W.2d 260 (Minn.2014)
    • State v. Client, 792 N.W.2d 105 (Minn.App.2010)
    • State v. Client,  839 N.W.2d 758 (Minn.App.2013)
    • State v. Client, 906 N.W.2d 526 (Minn.App.2017)
    • State v. Client, 876 N.W.2d 310 (Minn.2016)

    Educational Background:

    • Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota, B.A.
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    Office Location for Adam T. Johnson

    121 South Eighth Street
    Suite 893
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Phone: 612-767-9643

    Fax: 651-305-0860

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