Vernon Johnson is a trial and litigation attorney representing companies and their management in complex commercial civil litigation and solving related problems. His experience handling and trying cases and matters covers a variety of industries including real estate, defense, health care, manufacturing, and financial services.
I help clients in a wide range of industries with their complex commercial litigation disputes and issues, and provide assistance and counsel to help address issues with real estate, contract, and other matters. I have significant experience in real property litigation, commercial leasing, health care litigation, unfair competition, covenants not to compete, commercial litigation and arbitration, and general corporate defense work. My practice has also included substantial experience with motions and claims for injunctive relief, in both state and federal courts. I am a member of Nixon Peabody’s NP Trial team, an international team of the firm’s most successful and experienced trial lawyers. I have tried numerous cases in both state and federal courts as well as before arbitration panels.
I regularly represent clients in mediations, arbitrations, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. I have handled matters before the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) (and its predecessor entities, the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Department of Arbitration), JAMS, and the McCammon Group.
I am a former barrister and officer with the Charles Fahy American Inn of Court and am currently a barrister and team leader with the William B. Bryant American Inn of Court. Additionally, I have served as an officer and on the Executive Committee of the Barristers. I am also active in our local community.
These are volatile and uncertain times, and, more than ever, our clients need a steady hand and experienced guidance to help solve problems effectively and efficiently. Advocates must be responsive and able to identify the appropriate resources to apply; we must then pursue the right legal solutions professionally and wisely to enable clients to continue to grow and prosper in their businesses.
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Duke University, B.A.
George Washington University Law School, J.D.
Washington DC commercial litigation partner Vernon Johnson is quoted in this article explaining how DC tax assessors agreed to lower the assessment on the Trump Hotel by $53.6 million. Vernon says the result indicates the hotel “was able to show the tax office that the actual income was much lower than the District was assuming.”
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