David M. Johnson
Thibodeau, Johnson & Feriancek, PLLP
800 Lonsdale Building
302 W. Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 722-0073
Fax: (218) 722-0390
Email: dmj@trialgroupnorth.com
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Employment Position: Partner

Areas of Trial Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1992
  • Wisconsin, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1993

Certifications/Specialties

  • Civil Trial Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2000

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, J.D.
  • Law Review: Member, Minnesota Law Review
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA, 1989, B.A.
  • Major: Business Administration

Published Works

  • Ethical Considerations in Settlements, MDLA Release Deskbook 1998, co-author
  • Cross-Examination of Medical Experts, For the Defense, February 1997
  • Taking the Offensive – How Summary Judgment Can Lead Your File Preparation, Minnesota Defense, Spring 1994, co-author

Representative Cases

  • Preferred Foods Concepts, Inc. v. Leon Pecha, Appellant, L & M Yogurt, Inc., 1997 WL 396232 (Minn. Ct. App. 1997)
  • Interstate One Realty v. Darlene Crippa, 1996 WL 22319 (Minn. Ct. App. 1996)
  • Northern Pines Building Co. v. Andrew Langenfeld, et al., 1995 WL 321,285 (Minn. Ct. App. 1995)Adney v. USAA Property & Cas. Ins., 253 Wis. 2d 847, 644 N.W.2d 294 (Wis. Ct. App. 2002)
  • Myers v. Hearth Technologies, Inc., 621 N.W.2d 787 (Minn. Ct. App. 2001)
  • Azcon Corporation v. Odyssey Re (London) Ltd, 2004 Lexis 1377 (Minn. Ct. App. 2004)
  • Bunce v. API, Inc., 696 N.W.2d 852 (Minn. Ct. App. 2005)
  • St. Germaine v. Girard, 2008 Lexis 1052 (Minn. Ct. App. 2008)

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Cross Examination of Medical Experts, MDLA

Honors and Awards

  • Undergraduate Thesis Award, University of North Dakota, 1989
  • Graduate of Four Year Honors Program, University of North Dakota
  • Chosen as a Minnesota Super Lawyer in area of Civil Defense Litigation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • United Way Fund Raising, 1995 - Present
  • Volunteer (Attorneys Division)
  • Member – Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member – Defense Research Institute
  • Member – Eleventh District Bar Association
  • Member – Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member – Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Member – American Board of Trial Advocates

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