Kurt Johnson's practice focuses on complex disputes, critical motions, and appeals.
Kurt has significant experience in antitrust matters, regulatory disputes, business and toxic tort litigation, intellectual property controversies, and constitutional challenges. His practice spans multiple industries, including aviation, automotive, health care, and financial services. Kurt has drafted numerous winning briefs filed in state and federal courts across the country, including the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Some of Kurt's recent victories include: dismissal of group boycott and monopolization claims brought against a leading aerospace manufacturer; dismissal of conspiracy claims brought against a global automobile parts supplier; summary judgment in a toxic tort lawsuit for an industrial parts manufacturer; reversal on appeal in a securities lawsuit for one of the country's largest financial institutions; and favorable resolution of trade secret and contract claims brought on behalf of a major appliance manufacturer.
Kurt also devotes significant time to his pro bono practice, where he focuses on religious liberty and prisoner rights. Most recently, he successfully briefed and argued a case before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals involving a request for judicial records.
Before joining Jones Day, Kurt served as a law clerk to Justice Neil Gorsuch of the Supreme Court of the United States and to Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He also practiced for several years at an international law firm in Washington, D.C.
- University of Michigan (J.D. summa cum laude 2015; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Law Review); The University of Chicago (A.B. with honors 2011)
- Michigan; District of Columbia; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Federal, Third, Fourth, Seventh, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuits; and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" (2022, 2023, 2024)
- Law Clerk to: Justice Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court of the United States (2019-2020) and Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (2015-2016)