John P. Johnson, II

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Columbus, OH

The Behal Law Group LLC
 | 501 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-643-5050
Fax: 614-340-3892
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

John P. Johnson II is a partner at The Behal Law Group LLC in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Johnson focuses his practice on family law, serving clients in Columbus and throughout central Ohio in matters involving divorce, child support, custody, post-divorce modifications and spousal support.

Mr. Johnson has been licensed to practice law since 1993. Before entering private practice, he spent two years as an assistant attorney general for Ohio. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and attained his law degree from Capital University Law School and is a Certified Family Relations Law specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Johnson has litigated numerous cases at the state and appellate levels. In addition to family law, he has experience in business, criminal, employment and entertainment law. He has represented individuals and businesses in discrimination and wrongful termination cases as well as cases involving misdemeanors, drunk driving and traffic offenses.

Mr. Johnson’s success in the legal profession has resulted in various awards and honors. He has attained the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* by the Martindale-Hubbell ratings service, and has been named one of the top lawyers in Central Ohio by Columbus CEO Magazine since 2014.

Active in his legal and professional communities, Mr. Johnson is a Foundation Fellow of the Columbus Bar Association, and a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Central Ohio Association for Justice and the Ohio Association for Justice.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (90%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law


Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist

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About John Johnson, II

Admitted: 1993, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubble Ratings Service, 2014
  • Named by Columbus CEO Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers in Central Ohio for the past five years., Top Lawyers in Central Ohio, Columbus CEO Magazine

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • OSBA Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Central Ohio Advocates for Justice, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Advocates for Justice, Member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Bar Foundation Fellow and Sustaining Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Ohio Warriors Scholarship Fund, Board Member, Legal Advisor and Officer

Educational Background:

  • Juris Doctorate, Capital University Law School, 1993
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A. in Journalism, 1986

Industry Groups

  • Columbus Bar Association Family Law Committee; Ohio State Bar Association;
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Office Location for John P. Johnson, II

501 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-643-5050

Fax: 614-340-3892

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Last Updated: 10/2/2019

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