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Emily Jaye Johnson

Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.5598 | F 216.592.5009

Emily Johnson uses her research and writing skills in the defense of clients in a variety of industries.

Emily has a longstanding interest in commercial litigation and is particularly enthusiastic about complex litigation, including multidistrict litigation and class action defense. She also provides support in commercial insurance, healthcare and regulatory matters. Emily enjoys helping litigation teams resolve complicated client matters, performing detailed and goal-oriented legal research and fact investigation, efficiently managing large discovery tasks, and drafting pleadings.

While in law school, Emily was a judicial extern for the Honorable Justice R. Patrick DeWine at the Ohio Supreme Court. Previously, as an extern for an international human rights legal consulting firm, she honed her communications skills while serving high-stakes clients across the world and advocating on Capitol Hill. Between college and law school, Emily joined the United States Peace Corps in Morocco, where she collaborated with Ministry of Youth and Sports professionals to build local youth network capacity and promote volunteerism and youth leadership.

In her spare time, Emily likes to attend concerts, root for the Cleveland Indians, and entertain her energetic German Shepherd-mix, Donner.

education & admissions


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., 2019); Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Staff Editor & Write-On Chair; Dispute Resolution and Youth, Secretary & Curriculum Chair; Finn International Summer Service Fellow (Summer 2017)
  • Harvard University (B.A. in The Comparative Study of Religion, 2013); Foreign Language Citation in Modern Standard Arabic

state admissions

  • Ohio, 2019

federal admissions

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
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