Jessica Johnston Shareholder

Sex discrimination and sexual harassment
Age discrimination
Religious discrimination
ADA, disability and employee medical issues
Wrongful termination
Employment contracts and compensation
Non-compete, confidentiality, and non-solicitation agreements
Social media in the workplace
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), overtime, exemptions, and wage issues
Independent contractor issues
Drug and alcohol testing
FMLA and other leave issues
Terminations and unemployment
UALD and EEOC charges and audits
Training for management and employees
Construction Law
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation


Jessica Johnston is an experienced trial lawyer and is a shareholder of Strong & Hanni. Ms. Johnston advises clients on general civil litigation practice with an emphasis on employment litigation and counseling, commercial and business litigation, and construction law.

Ms. Johnston has tried numerous cases before juries and judges, and continues to defend companies against lawsuits. She has also represented clients in administrative proceedings, and before executive agencies.

In her construction cases, Ms. Johnston has handled claims on federal, state, and privately funded construction projects, dealing with nearly every aspect of design and construction. Among her best clients are some of Utah’s leading women-owned construction companies, who she helps navigate complex contract claims in a male-dominated construction industry.

In her free time Ms. Johnston enjoys traveling to new places with her husband, and exploring the beauty and non-humidity of Utah. She also loves to read, cook, and of course obsess over all things football and Dallas Cowboys related.



Professional Memberships

Utah State Bar

American Bar Association

Utah State Bar Young Lawyers Division

Utah State Bar Appellate Practice Section

Utah State Bar Litigation Section

Utah State Bar Construction Law Section

Utah State Bar Employment Law Section

Utah Women Lawyers

Jessica Johnston