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Emily Jean Johnson

Emily J. Johnson

Managing Partner
Godfrey, Illinois

Emily J. Johnson was born in Alton, Illinois and was raised in Godfrey, Illinois. She is a 1998 graduate of Marquette Catholic High School in Alton, Illinois. Ms. Johnson received a B.A. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and her J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2005.

Ms. Johnson is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri. Her practice focuses on civil litigation including personal injury and commercial law. She also has significant experience in the areas of municipal, administrative and banking law. Ms. Johnson also handles the defense of traffic violations including DUI and other misdemeanor criminal matters.

Ms. Johnson has been the Assistant Village Attorney for the Village of Godfrey, Illinois since 2010. She also serves as an arbitrator for the Madison County, Illinois Circuit Court’s Mandatory Arbitration program. Ms. Johnson has previously served as the President of the Alton-Wood River Bar Association and the Vice President of Junior League of Greater Alton.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Commercial / Civil Litigation
  • 20% Personal Injury
  • 20% Municipal Law
  • 10% Administrative Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2005
  • Missouri, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2014


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2005
  • Washington University , St. Louis, Missouri
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2002
    • Major: Economics

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Emerging Lawyers - Leading Lawyers Under 40
  • 2015 Emerging Lawyers - Leading Lawyers Under 40
  • 2015 Illinois SuperLawyers Rising Star

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Madison County Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Alton-Wood River Bar, President (2010), 2005 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Stobbs & Sinclair Ltd., Associate, 2005 - 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • Junior League of Greater Alton, 2008 - Present


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