Lisa DeBrosse Johnson has a statewide civil trial practice based in Boston. With nearly 20 years of experience on both sides of the bench—from her first experience as law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, to litigation counsel at some of Boston’s most prestigious law firms, to adjunct professor of legal research and writing at New England Law/Boston, Ms. Johnson has gained valuable knowledge and experience which enables her to provide her clients with outstanding representation—when outstanding representation matters.
Ms. Johnson has a proven record of success representing individuals and families in cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury, premises liability, medical negligence, aircraft accidents and disasters, and defective products, and has also represented dozens of individuals and businesses in partnership and employment matters, at mediation and arbitration, and in general commercial litigation.
In addition to her trial practice, Ms. Johnson has particular expertise in appellate matters, and has successfully handled appeals before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She is uniquely qualified to assist clients not only with the preparation and argument of a successful appeal, but also with the presentation of a trial that will create a solid foundation for a subsequent appeal. In addition to representing her own clients on appeal, Ms. Johnson frequently handles appeals on referral from other lawyers.
Ms. Johnson is also a member of the adjunct faculty at New England Law/Boston, where she has taught Legal Research & Writing since 1997.
Ms. Johnson attended Mount Holyoke College and New England School of Law, where she served as Case and Note Editor of the Law Review, interned for the Honorable Patti B. Saris, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and graduated summa cum laude. After graduation, she served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph P. Warner, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, before entering private practice.