Jeremy Johnson 2017-12-20T22:52:02+00:00

Jeremy Johnson

PARTNER

    

jjohnson@jshfirm.com
TEL: 602.263.4453
FAX: 6022007868

Legal Assistant: Kelli Huddleston
602.263.4453
khuddleston@jshfirm.com

Jeremy Johnson concentrates his practice on the defense of clients in the areas of trucking and transportation, wrongful death and personal injury, product liability, and premises liability. He also Co-Chairs the firm’s Transportation, Auto, Products and General Liability Trial Group.

Obtained defense verdict on behalf of Werner Enterprises in a highly-contested wrongful death case in federal court.

Case summary: The decedent’s vehicle suffered a front-passenger tire failure at 8:00 PM on eastbound Interstate 10 in Phoenix. She brought the car to a stop in the #3 travel lane of the freeway, then engaged the park brake and called her husband to inform him of the car problems. Werner’s tractor trailer collided into the stopped car about a minute and a half after the car came to a rest, killing the driver.

Jeremy co-chaired the case with colleague Phil Stanfield. At trial, Phil presented evidence showing that the decedent drove on the flat tire for a minimum of a full mile before bringing the car to a stop. He also argued that the decedent failed to drive the car off the highway (there was available shoulder along the road and she passed at least one freeway exit), which was the true cause of the accident. Plaintiff’s counsel argued the tractor-trailer driver was at fault due to lack of attention and failure to avoid a stranded motorist. In closing argument, plaintiff’s counsel discussed a $20M painting but did not ask for a specific amount. The jury returned a defense verdict after deliberating for approximately three hours.

Published opinion, Oscar Aguilar v. Werner Enterprises, Inc., Arizona Significant Defense Verdicts of 2013,” Arizona Attorney, June 2014

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Vice-Chair, Commercial Transportation Litigation General Committee, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2012-Present
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers Division, Board of Directors, 2009; President, 2011-2014
  • Defense Research Institute, Trucking and Product Liability Group Member

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2014-Present
  • Top 40 Litigation Attorneys Under 40 in Arizona, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013

Presentations & Publications

Education

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., 2006
Utah State University B.S., cum laude, 2003

Bar Admissions

Arizona
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit