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Roger C. Johnson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Washington, DC

Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.
2001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-822-1870
Fax: 202-785-3719
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Washington DC Since: 1977
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Construction Litigation, Workers' Compensation
Attorney Profile

Roger C. Johnson founded the law firm of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot in September of 1979. His practice focuses on plaintiff’s personal injury litigation. Mr. Johnson handles cases in the following areas:  

•Asbestos Related Illness


•Auto Accidents

•Bicycle Accidents

•Birth Trauma

•Burn Injuries

•Bus Accidents

•Class Actions

•Construction Accidents

•Defective Product Liability

•Dog Bite Injuries

•Electrical Accidents

•Elevator/Escalator Accidents

•Federal Government Liability

•Foodborne Illness

•Gas Fire & Explosions

•Inadequate Security

•Lead-Paint Poisoning

•Motorcycle Accidents

•Nursing Home Liability

•Pedestrian Accidents

•Personal Injury

•Premises Liability

•Railroad/Subway Accidents

•Slip/Trip & Fall Accidents

•Social Security Disability

•Spinal Cord Injuries

•State/Local Government Liability

•Tap Water Burns

•Toxic Torts

•Truck Accidents

•Traumatic Brain Injury

•Workers’ Compensation

•Wrongful Death

About Roger C. Johnson

First Admitted: 1977, Washington DC

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Instructor to the attorney neutral evaluators and mediators who serve in Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Mr. Johnson taught over 300 volunteer attorneys in seminars on personal injury law as well as mediation techniques. He taught the same mediation and settlement techniques to the judges of the Civil Division of the DC Superior Court.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Mr. Johnson has been involved with the Big Brothers of Washington,D.C.​ and has been awarded the "Big Brother of the Year" in the past. 

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Director, United Bank of Virginia

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Mr. Johnson is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar 


  • Washingtonian Magazine recognizes Mr. Johnson as one of the areas "Top 1% of Personal Injury Lawyers" 
  • Mr. Johnson has a SUPERB rating on , AVVO , 2012
  • Mr. Johnson has been included in America's Best Lawyers since 2007, America's Best Lawyers , 2007
  • Mr. Johnson has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2006, Best Lawyers, 2006

Educational Background

  • University of Michigan, BA, 1974


  • $9.3 million for pedestrian hit by truck, 2016
  • Construction Accident: $7 million settlement for apprentice plumber injured when steel fell on him while working. 
  • Airplane Hijacking: $13.2 million verdict for U.S. Government employee tortured and beaten on an overseas flight.
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Office Location for Roger C. Johnson

2001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 450
Washington, DC 20006

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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