About our firm

Our History

Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton has deep roots in Oregon and an equally deep commitment to civil justice. The firm’s founder, Art Johnson, has been an active member of the Oregon State Bar since 1953, when he returned to Oregon following graduation from Harvard Law School and service in the US Air Force. Together with his father, brother, and close friend, Jim Harrang, Art Johnson built the Eugene, Oregon, firm of Johnson, Johnson & Harrang. That firm was quickly recognized throughout Oregon for providing excellent representation and professionalism.

Art Johnson past and present

Firm founder Art Johnson has been practicing law in Oregon for more than 60 years.

During the next 30 years, Art increasingly focused his practice on civil litigation, in particular representing people injured or killed by defective products, negligent acts, and other serious wrongdoing. In 1983, Art opened the firm now known as Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton. Today, Art Johnson, together with exceptional colleagues and legal staff, continues the legacy of excellence and outstanding work in representing clients.

Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton is recognized by Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers with the highest firm rating possible for legal ability and ethical standards. The firm is also honored with the top Tier 1 Metropolitan Best Law Firm ranking by U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers in America.

Our Reputation

In the fight for justice, equality and accountability, the attorneys at Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton have successfully represented clients across the western United States, and have helped to improve international and national legal standards and safety practices for consumers, workers, and surviving families.

Art Johnson Prince of Torts magazine cover

The firm’s work has earned much media attention over the years.

From the beginning, our founder, Art Johnson, took cases that challenged big interests and the status quo.

“We may face waves of law firms, but we work harder and longer in preparation for trial or settlement,” Johnson says. “We approach every case with two objectives: to get fair compensation for our client and to fix the problem so someone else isn’t injured. That’s what justice is all about.”

The firm’s successes over the years have convinced many big corporations and large insurance companies to settle with clients to avoid delays and additional costs.

“We don’t just push for financial rewards,” Johnson explains. “We also achieve societal change. We develop very close relationships with the people we represent. They share our conviction that it is important to prevent accidents from being repeated.”