Michael E. Johnson, Jr.

Michael Johnson’s primary practice areas include construction litigation, surety litigation, commercial industry contracts and litigation, and insurance litigation. Michael also has experience in labor and employment related issues, including non-compete, non-solicitation, and other employment contract issues, claims under the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act (LWCA), Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (Longshore Act), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

At Tulane law school, Michael achieved First Place for the Appellate Brief and was the Oral Argument semifinalist for the International Criminal Court Moot Competition. Michael was the Tulane Sports Law Research Assistant and served as a Student Attorney for the Environmental Law Clinic. Michael also clerked for the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s office, and assisted local businesses in litigation related to the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

Michael volunteers as the assistant tennis coach for Tulane University women’s varsity tennis team, and enjoys coaching and mentoring junior tennis players in New Orleans, competing in tennis tournaments, and Orangetheory.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • All Louisiana State courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

EDUCATION

  • Tulane University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Auburn University Montgomery (B.S. Economics, magna cum laude)

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Assisted a green construction real estate developer with defending insurance-related employee status claims under Louisiana’s Workers Compensation Act.
  • Represented a Public Works Act contractor bringing a mandamus action against a public entity under Louisiana’s Prompt Pay Act, La. R.S. 38:2191.
  • Assisted a multi-state restaurant chain in response to a potential unauthorized access of personal data claim.
  • Obtained dismissal of a former-employee’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) claim under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) on behalf of a multi-state restaurant chain.
  • Successfully represented numerous employers and defended many claims brought under the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act and Longshore and Harborworkers’ Compensation Act.

PUBLICATIONS

  • How to Seek Interest And Attorneys’ Fees Against Slow-Paying Public Entities; Louisiana Association of General Contractors Magazine, (February 2019)
  • Courts Are Expanding The Rights Of Contractors to Recover When Damaged By Construction Managers And Design Professionals; Louisiana Association of General Contractors Magazine, (February 2019)