Karry A. Johnson
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(Attorney Karry A. Johnson)
Karry Johnson has engaged in a well-rounded practice of family law, personal injury, insurance defense, criminal defense, employment law and real estate since joining the firm in 2003. As an advocate for her clients, Karry has pursued matters at both a trial court level as well as the appellate level. Her trial practice includes both civil and criminal matters, and includes trying matters to a jury.
Karry enjoys an extensive family law practice as both a parental/spouse advocate and as guardian ad litem. Armed with the knowledge that her clients often find themselves at one of the most difficult times in their lives, Karry strives to provide respectful, compassionate legal services that meet the needs of her clients. She practices with a similar degree of respect and compassion in personal injury and worker's compensation matters. Maintaining a meaningful level of dignity for her clients is a priority at all times.
Karry graduated magna cum laude from Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota in 1997 with a bachelor's of science degree in political science. She attended law school at the University of South Dakota, and earned the degree of juris doctorate in 2000. While in law school, Karry served as a summer extern (1999) to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, Chicago, Illinois, working directly with Deputy Regional Counsel, Bertram C. Frey. As a result of her externship, she co-authored a comprehensive article with Mr. Frey which continues to be published on the Region 5 website.
Karry is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the State Bar of Colorado. She is an active member and past president of the Douglas County Bar Association. Karry is also an active member of her church and is involved locally with the Optimists group. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and watching and assisting with her son's hockey activities.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law (Divorce, Custody/Placement)
- Guardian Ad Litem (Chips, Family Law, Adult, Minors)
- Personal Injury
- Insurance Defense
- Worker's Compensation (Employee, Employer)
- Criminal Defense
- Real Estate
- Appellate Matters
- Wisconsin, 2003
- Colorado, 2001
- University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota,
- Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota,
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Honors: Dean's List 1995-1997
Major: Political Science
- Bertram C. Frey & Karry A. Johnson, Environmental Auditing Since EPA's 1986 Audit Policy, January 2000, available at http://www.epa.gov/reg5oorc/articles/env-aud-since-1986.pdf
Professional Associations and Memberships
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- Douglas County Bar Association
- State Bar of Colorado
- Superior Optimist Club
- Delta Theta Phi
- November 7, 1974, Ironwood, Michigan, United States of America