Amber S. Johnson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Johnson Criminal Defense
 | 310 Fourth Avenue South, Suite 5010
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-889-8808
Fax: 612-395-5622
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Amber S. Johnson is the founder and owner of Johnson Criminal Defense in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nationally recognized as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the country, Ms. Johnson devotes her time and resources to advocating on behalf of those throughout Hennepin County, Ramsey County, and all other surrounding counties and communities who stand accused or are under investigation for serious criminal offenses such as DWI, drug crimes, assault, domestic violence, criminal sexual conducts, and other felonies and misdemeanors.

A 2004 summa cum laude graduate of St. Cloud State University, Ms. Johnson attended the University of Minnesota Law School, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2009. 

Recognized for her success as well as her impeccable professionalism and high ethical standards, Ms. Johnson received a Top 40 under 40 designation from The National Trial Lawyers. Additionally, both the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers voted her among the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction in Minnesota for the past several years. Ms. Johnson has also earned many positive reviews and referrals from her satisfied clients, and she currently holds an "Excellent" rating on Avvo.

Ms. Johnson's success is the direct result of her passion for the law and her unmatched legal abilities borne from her more than nine years of practice. In all cases, she treats her clients with the respect and dignity they deserve no matter how serious the charges against them. This dedication to those she serves has earned her a reputation as a tenacious legal advocate who takes the time to educate her clients on their rights and options while delivering effective defense counsel with the utmost integrity and confidence.

Active in her legal community, Ms. Johnson is a member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%)

Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Rising Stars: 2019

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About Amber Johnson

Admitted: 2009, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://defendingyoumn.com/attorney-profile/

Honors/Awards:

  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  •    , Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  •    , Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  •   , "10 Best Attorney" for Minnesota, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2018
  •      , "10 Best Attorney" for Minnesota, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2017
  •   , "10 Best Attorney" for Minnesota, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • "10 Best Attorney" for Minnesota, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2019
  • Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019
  • Member of Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2018
  • Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2017
  • Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2018
  • Member of Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 2016
  • Member of Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014
  • Member of Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2017
  • Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016
  • Member of Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • State v. B.L. - 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct received Stay of Adjudication and does not have to register., 2018
  • State v. G.F. - Carrying a Pistol While Under Influence of Alcohol (Misdemeanor) dismissed with plea to Petty Misdemeanor - Failure to Drive in Single Lane., 2019
  • State v. E.P. - 1st Degree Aiding and Abetting Drug Possession and Sale (all charges) dismissed pretrial., 2018
  • State v. J.D. - Domestic Assault (all charges) dismissed., 2019
  • State v. B.O.  - Interference with 911 Call and Domestic Assault (all charges) dismissed pretrial., 2019
  • State v. J.D. - 2nd Degree DWI (all charges) dismissed pretrial., 2018
  • P.Y. v. Commissioner of Public Safety - Driver's License Revocation Rescinded, 2018
  • State v. C.H. - 5th Degree Domestic Assault dismissed., 2014
  • State v. P.Y. 4th Degree DWI (all charges) dismiss pretrial., 2018
  • State v. T.J. - Gross Misdemeanor Domestic Assault (all charges) dismissed pretrial., 2019
  • For a list of recent case results please visit http://www.defendingyoumn.com/results/
  • State v. M.O. - 2nd Degree Drug Sale dismissed with Plea to a Stay of Imposition on a 4th Degree Drug Charge., 2013
  • State v. M.S. - Felony Stalking dismissed with Plea to Misdemeanor OFP Violation., 2017
  • State v. J.H. - 5th Degree Drug Possession received diversion with dismissal of the charge after completion., 2016
  • State v. S.Y - 5th Degree Drug Possession dismissed., 2016
  • State v. A.C. - Continuance for Dismissal on a Misdemeanor Theft, case dismissed., 2015
  • State v. C.N. - 5th Degree Domestic Assault dismissed with a Vacate and Dismiss on a plea to a Disorderly Conduct., 2014
  • State v. A.S. 4th Degree DWI dismissed., 2017
  • State v. L.Y. - Misdemeanor Domestic Assault dismissed with Plea to a Disorderly Conduct with a Stay of Adjudication., 2016
  • State v. R.J. - 5th Degree Drug Possession received diversion with dismissal of the charge after completion., 2015
  • State v. D.H. - Gross Misdemeanor Domestic Assault dismissed., 2015
  • State v. B.B - Gross Misdemeanor Interference with a 911 Call and 2 Counts of 5th Degree Domestic Assault dismissed., 2014
  • State v. J.D. - 2nd Degree DWI dismissed., 2017
  • State v. K.H. - 5th Degree Drug Possession dismissed., 2014
  • State v. L.S. - Felony Jury Tampering dismissed with Plea to Misdemeanor Obstruction of Legal Process., 2017
  • State v. A.S. - 5th Degree Drug Possession received diversion with dismissal of the charge after completion., 2017
  • State v. S.A. - 5th Degree Domestic Assault dismissed., 2015

Educational Background:

  • St. Cloud State University, B.S., Mass Communications, summa cum laude
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Office Location for Amber S. Johnson

310 Fourth Avenue South
Suite 5010
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-889-8808

Fax: 612-395-5622

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Last Updated: 11/15/2019

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