Washburn Law School Names Lynn Johnson an Oberlin, Kansas Native Alumni Fellow 2010

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The Washburn Alumni Association and the Washburn University School of Law has selected Lynn R. Johnson to be the Law School’s 2010 Alumni Fellow. The School of Law selected Johnson because of his significant contributions to the civil justice system and his achievements as a nationally recognized trial attorney. Johnson has earned a national reputation for securing justice on behalf of his clients against powerful interests and corporations who refuse to take responsibility for unsafe practices and products. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for 25 consecutive years and is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, which is limited to the 100 top trial attorneys in the United States.

The Washburn Alumni Association and the Washburn University School of Law has selected Lynn R. Johnson to be the Law School’s 2010 Alumni Fellow. The School of Law selected Johnson because of his significant contributions to the civil justice system and his achievements as a nationally recognized trial attorney. Johnson has earned a national reputation for securing justice on behalf of his clients against powerful interests and corporations who refuse to take responsibility for unsafe practices and products. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for 25 consecutive years and is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, which is limited to the 100 top trial attorneys in the United States.

This year’s Alumni Fellows program honoring, Lynn Johnson, will be held October 21-23 in conjunction with Washburn’s Homecoming Weekend. The Washburn Alumni Magazine will feature highlights of Lynn Johnson’s career as a trial attorney.

Lynn is the son of Harold and Inez Johnson. Raised on the family farm just east of Oberlin, in western Kansas; Lynn learned at an early age to take responsibility for his own conduct. His family’s basic moral concept directly relates to Lynn's work as a trial attorney -- fighting to protect the rights of individual consumers, injured as a result of irresponsible corporate conduct. This irresponsible conduct, left unchallenged in court, often leads to profits over people.

Lynn's formal education which began in a one-room country schoolhouse in Kanona, Kansas, led to an undergraduate degree from Kansas State University in 1967 and Juris Doctorate degree with honors from Washburn University School of Law in 1970. He is a life member of the Alumni Associations of both universities and has served as President of the Washburn Law School Association.

Lynn has been married for more than 25 years to Jacqueline Lovelace Johnson. Jackie has served for many years as Chair of the Board of Directors of Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in Albuquerque, NM the second largest respiratory research institute in the United States. Jackie and Lynn have one son, William Randolph (Randy) Johnson Lovelace who is currently a senior at Connecticut College.

In addition to national recognition, Lynn has been recognized for many years by his peers in Kansas and Missouri as one of the best trial attorneys in both states.

Lynn shares his expertise by being a frequent lecturer/presenter at trial attorney continuing legal education events throughout the country. Over his career he has made more than 100 CLE presentations.

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