Brandy L. Johnson
Class of 2003
Brandy L. Johnson was born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1976. In 2000, she graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in the Administration of Justice. Ms. Johnson received her Juris Doctorate, magnum cum laude, from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2003. She was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 2003 and in Missouri in 2004. In 2015 and 2016, she was selected as an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers.
Mrs. Johnson is admitted to practice law in all courts in the states of Missouri and Illinois. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. Ms. Johnson is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and was appointed a member of the Association’s Standing Committee for Disability Law in 2012. She is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and has been a member of its Workers’ Compensation Commission for several years. Ms. Johnson is also a member of the Jackson County Bar Association in Illinois, serving as its President from September of 2015 to June of 2016.
Johnson concentrates her practice in workers’ compensation and employment law, but has experience in the areas of tort litigation, including premises liability, personal injury, appellate practice, insurance law, and medical malpractice. Mrs. Johnson has authored appellate briefs in appeals to the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the Missouri Supreme Court, the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Southern District of Missouri, the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri, the Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission, and the Illinois Court of Appeals for the Fifth District.
Mrs. Johnson has published articles in the Journal of Legal Medicine, the Journal of Health Law, the Hematology Oncology Clinics of North America Health Law and Policy, the Encyclopedia of Women’s Health, the Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health, the Missouri Medical Law Report, the Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health, Public Risk Magazine, the HIV/AIDS Desk Reference for Mental Health Professionals, and Forensic Epidemiology in the Global Context. Ms. Johnson has served as a speaker at numerous seminars, both nationally and in Missouri, related to workers’ compensation. Ms. Johnson lives in Carbondale with her husband.
In 2017 she received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. This rating, held by just 8% of attorneys, recognizes lawyers rated by their peers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards.