Jenna K. Johnson

Associate
Minneapolis

Jenna Johnson helps clients successfully navigate the litigation process in complex real estate and construction matters and in breach-of-contract disputes. Jenna also assists clients with drafting and negotiating construction, design, and engineering agreements. In both her litigation and transactional work, Jenna excels at identifying and implementing creative strategies to achieve clients’ goals.

Jenna received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. While there, she was the Executive Editor of Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice. Jenna received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, where she studied Political Science and French. Before joining the firm, Jenna worked to coordinate quality assurance on international and domestic projects for a major retailer's property development division.

Experience 

Representative Matters

• Represented an agricultural cooperative in complex litigation and settlement of $4.5 million breach-of-contract, breach-of-warranty, and professional liability claims against engineer, contractor, and geomembrane liner subcontractor related to the catastrophic failure of a newly constructed wastewater pond.

• Represented a local non-profit restaurant/social enterprise pro bono to secure a discharge of an improperly recorded mechanic’s lien.

• Represented produce company in negotiating and drafting a $15 million design-build agreement for construction of a 200,000 square foot distribution center.


Professional Highlights

Board Memberships & Community Service

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Volunteer Attorney

Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government, Advisor, 2015-present.

Credentials 

Education

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., cum laude, Executive Editor of Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, 2016).

Northwestern University (B.A., honors in Political Science, 2011)

Admissions

Minnesota