Neal S. Johnson

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Roanoke, Virginia

Johnson Law PLC
Neal S. Johnson
Johnson Law PLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Family Law, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 1981

Education: Washington and Lee University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024
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Johnson Law PLC

120 Day Avenue SW
Suite 200
Roanoke, VA 24016-4110 Visit website


Neal S. Johnson is the owner and manager of Johnson Law PLC, a Roanoke-based legal firm in Virginia. He is a proficient personal injury attorney serving clients in the metropolitan area of Roanoke, including Roanoke City, Roanoke County, the City of Salem, the Town of Vinton and Botetourt County, and in other Counties in Central and Southwest Virginia. He primarily focuses on advocating for those who have been wronged due to a negligent party. He takes on cases involving defective products, medical malpractice, wrongful death and serious automobile accidents.

With over 40 years of legal practice, Mr. Johnson also concentrates on representing individuals or businesses involved in complex commercial litigation. Additionally, he provides legal support for clients going through divorce proceedings and offers representation for individuals facing serious criminal charges, including capital murder.

Mr. Johnson works on matters related to various legal areas, notably employment and federal civil rights litigation under Title VII, § 1983, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Moreover, he has demonstrated his proficiency in handling intricate commercial litigation matters, such as disputes between limited partners and general partners of limited partnerships, as well as claims related to the violation of the Virginia Trade Secrets Act. He has consistently achieved favorable outcomes in these complex legal proceedings.

After obtaining his bachelor's degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Mr. Johnson pursued further education and achieved a master’s degree in administration from The George Washington University. In 1981, he successfully earned his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law. He received his license to practice law in Virginia and was admitted before the federal, state and Supreme Court of Virginia, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Virginia, the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

Rated “Superb” on Avvo, Mr. Johnson was a member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association from 1993 to 1998. He actively participates in various bar associations, including the American Association of of Justice, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Virginia State Bar. He is rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell and has also been named among the Top 100 trial lawyers in Virginia by The National Trial Lawyers.

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Family Law, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Marital Property, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Non-Compete Agreements, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Family Law
  • 20% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10% Business Litigation
  • 10% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1981, Virginia

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Educational Background:
  • M.S., Master of Science in Public Administration, George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1978
  • B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1975
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Trends in the Use of Learned Treatise in Cross-Examination, The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, April 1990
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Gold Distinction, 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated, 2011 - Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2012 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2011 - Present
  • America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys®, 2020
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Virginia, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • Roanoke Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • The American Association of Justice, Member
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association - Board of Governors, Member, 1993 - 1998
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $3.25 million dollar settlement in auto accident case, 2020
  • $2,000,000.00 recovery for Wrongful Death in a Tractor Trailer Case, 2019
  • $1,680,000.00 recovery in a Defective Products Case Involving an Explosion, 2018
  • $5,700,000.00 recovery in a Defective Products Case Involving Traumatic Brain Injury, 2017
  • Bratton v. Nininger et al: Five Million Dollar Verdict in a wrongful death trial in the Circuit Court of Roanoke County, Virginia Multimillion dollar settlement in two negligence and products liability cases over the past two years., 2013

Office location for Neal S. Johnson

120 Day Avenue SW
Suite 200
Roanoke, VA 24016-4110

Phone: 540-777-5297


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024

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