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James D. Johnson


Practice Areas

Automobile LitigationCatastrophic Injury & Wrongful DeathCommercial LitigationMedical MalpracticePremises LiabilityProfessional LiabilitySubrogationWorkers' Compensation


  • Georgia State University College of Law (J.D., 1998)
  • Auburn University (M.S., 1992; B.A., 1990)


James D. Johnson’s practice has included a broad variety of litigation matters, including workers’ compensation, automobile litigation, premises liability, business litigation, subrogation and nursing home litigation. Prior to law school, Mr. Johnson worked for several years as a vocational rehabilitation consultant in Atlanta. He worked with employers, attorneys and insurance carriers, providing case management services and expert testimony on workers’ compensation and Social Security disability files. This experience makes him uniquely qualified to aggressively contest workers’ compensation claims for catastrophic designation and defend catastrophic injury liability claims.

Mr. Johnson joined Swift Currie in 1998 and became a partner in 2006. He is a member of the Workers’ Compensation and Insurance Defense sections of the State Bar of Georgia, the Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee of the Defense Research Institute and the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce.

In 1998, Mr. Johnson graduated from Georgia State University College of Law. There, he was a member of the Georgia State University Law Review, which published his article on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Previously, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University in 1990. He also received a Master of Science in vocational rehabilitation services from Auburn University in 1992.

Mr. Johnson is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, as well as all state trial and appellate courts in Georgia.


  • Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Club
  • Defense Research Institute
  • State Bar of Georgia

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1998

Publications and Presentations

  • "Cybersecurity Considerations and Data Breach Notifications Requirements, " Georgia School Board Association Annual Conference, December 2018

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Interests/Additional Information

Mr. Johnson and his wife, Amy, live in Marietta, Georgia. Their three children attend St. Joseph Catholic School. Mr. Johnson spends all of his free time coaching and/or attending basketball, baseball and football games, as well as lacrosse matches, swim meets and equestrian shows.

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