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    Biography

    Craig Johnson is an experienced trial attorney who focuses his practice on medical malpractice defense, nursing home/long-term care defense, professional licensure matters, general civil litigation and employment related matters. Craig maintains an active trial and appellate practice in both state and federal courts.

    Craig is admitted to practice in Kentucky and before the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

    Craig graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Business Management and a minor in Economics in 1991 and received his J.D. from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in 1994. After obtaining his law degree, Craig was an associate attorney with Williams & Wagoner for four years practicing in civil rights litigation and workers compensation. Prior to joining Steptoe & Johnson, Craig was a partner and co-founder with Whonsetler & Johnson where he represented healthcare providers throughout Kentucky and Indiana.

    Memberships & Awards

    Professional
    Best Lawyers in Louisville, Louisville Magazine
    The Best Lawyers in America®
    Super Lawyers-Medical Malpractice Defense
    Kentucky Trial Court Review-2017 Most Prolific Trial Lawyer
    Martindale Hubbell AV Rated

    Key Experience

    Successfully won jury verdicts on behalf of physicians and other medical care providers in medical malpractice cases involving permanent injuries and death
    Represented numerous long term care facilities and assisted living facilities in approximately 100 separate wrongful death and personal injury actions
    Obtained summary judgments on behalf of clients in employment discrimination claims

    Work Experience

    2018 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    1998-2018 Whonsetler & Johnson, PLLC
    1994-1998 Williams & Wagoner

    Speaking Engagements

    Provided lectures and presentations to the American Society of General Surgeons, the University of Louisville Grand Rounds and the Kentucky Dental Association

    PUBLISHED CASES

    Hawkins v. Rosenbloom, Ky. App., 17 S.W.3d 116 (2000)

    Harrison v. Valentini, Ky., 184 S.W.3d 521 (2005)

    Tuttle v. Perry, Ky., 82 S.W.3d 920 (2002

    Hall v. Wilkerson, Ky., 255 S.W.3d 923 (2008)

    Aull v. Houston, Ky. App. 345 S.W.3d 232 (2011)

    Dennis v. Fulkerson, Ky. App. 343 S.W.3d 633 (2011)

    Robertson v. Burdette, Ky., 397 SW3d 886 (2013)

    Grubb v. Norton Hospital, Inc., KY., 401 SW3d 483 (2013)