Brian C. Johnson Shareholder

Commercial Litigation

Brian has over 20 years experience handling commercial litigation issues including antitrust and unfair competition matters, product marketing and distribution issues, non- competition claims, business disputes, and agreement and contract problems. He has successfully tried substantial jury and bench cases in Federal and State courts.

Brian also has over 20 years experience handling employment issues such as negotiating collective bargaining agreements, solving labor disputes, and litigating wrongful termination, wage dispute, sexual harassment, employer practices, employment discrimination, employee discipline issues, and agreement and contract cases.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law, 2002-2005

President and CEO, Verisen Oil & Gas Company, 1996-2001

Part-time Faculty and Adjunct Law Professor, University of Tulsa and University of Oklahoma Colleges of Law, 1996-2001

Law Clerk, Honorable Stephanie K. Seymour, United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1981-1982


“AV” rated with Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics

Recognized in Utah Business Magazine’s “Utah Legal Elite”


Author, Declaring Same Sex Public Education and Advancing the Equality of the Sexes, 25 Thomas Jefferson Law Revew 53 (2002)

Co-Author, Wage and Hour Laws in Utah, Utah Bar Journal (1997)

Author, More Owners Using “No Damages for Delay Clauses”, Journal of Associated General Contractors of Colorado (1987)

Co-Author, Inverse Condemnation in the Land Planning Process, 10-2 Utah Planner 3 (February 1984)

Co-Author, Vested Rights in the Land Planning Process, 9-7 Utah Planner 3 (November 1983)


Director, The First National Bank & Trust Co. of Okmulgee, 1996-present

Director, Okmulgee Ready Mix, Inc., 1996-present

Trustee, The Sam Viersen Family Charitable Foundation, 1996-present

Trustee, The University of California Hastings Law School 1066 Society, 2008-present

Brian C. Johnson