Tom Johnson practices in the areas of internal investigations, regulatory and legislative affairs, and environmental and land use law. He represents a wide variety of public and private clients before local, state, and federal government. Tom was the Hennepin County Attorney from 1979-1991 and served on the Minneapolis City Council from 1973-1977.
He lectures frequently on legislative, regulatory, and environmental issues and has published numerous articles for both legal and business audiences. He has provided counsel in many sensitive matters including high-profile investigations of higher education institutions and the environmental review of the Gopher football stadium and the Twins’ baseball stadium. He regularly assists developer and landowner clients in land use issues, particularly relating to environmental remediation, project financing, and development agreements.
Tom has been an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas Law School. He has also served on the board of directors for many state and national organizations and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Quality Award, the President’s Award from the National District Attorney’s Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Professional Excellence Award, and the Attorney Professionalism Award from the Hennepin County Bar Association.
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