Johnson, Timothy D.

Smith Jadin Johnson has the skilled representation you need to pursue what you deserve.

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"Helping people navigate and overcome legal challenges is the best part of being a lawyer.  My clients can expect that whether drafting a simple contract or litigating a multimillion-dollar case, I will take the time to understand all of the legal, financial, and business implications of their situation so we can define and develop a clear path to success."

Tim represents both individual and business clients in a wide range of legal matters both in and out of court.  Tim has handled numerous cases in state and federal court, before multiple appellate courts, and in administrative court.  Tim also represents homeowners and business owners at insurance appraisals.  In addition to an extensive litigation practice, Tim counsels clients in real estate transactions such as commercial leases, purchase agreements, and other types of real estate matters. When he is not handling cases, Tim frequently speaks across the country at conferences and events on issues of insurance and construction law.  

Tim's primary practice areas:

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Real Estate Law

Tim is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Bar Association's Real Property Section, he serves as a volunteer in Mitchell Hamline's Mentor Program, he serves as a volunteer coach for the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition, he serves as a volunteer on the Contractor Association of Minnesota's public policy committee, and he is an adjunct professor at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • Iowa
  • Ohio
  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctorate - 2012
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • St. Mary's University, Winona, Minnesota
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 2010
    • Major: Business
Publications & Presentations
  • Insurance Appraisals 101, MNAES, 2015
  • Revisiting Cedar Bluff, MNAES, 2015
  • Master Elite Training, GAF, 2016
  • Contractor Road Show, CAM 2017-2019
  • Insurance Law for Contractors, ABC, 2017
  • Loss Payment Provisions, ABA, 2017
  • Contracting and Insurance, GAF, 2018
  • Increasing your Business through the Law, GAF Wealth Builder, 2018
  • Contracts and Contracting, GAF Midwest Expo, 2019
  • Strategizing for a Successful Appraisal, SVG Win the Storm, 2019
  • Attorney panelist, SVG Win the Storm, 2019
  • Insurance Restoration Projects, GAF St. Louis Expo, 2019
  • Discussing Preventative Maintenance Plans, XAP360 Podcast, 2019
  • PMP Roundtable, SJJ, 2019
  • The insurance claims process, ABC Omaha, 2019
Honors & Awards
  • Minnesota Rising Star
  • Humanitarian of the Year, Contractors Association of Minnesota
Associations & Memberships
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Section, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • American Policyholders Association, Member
  • Contractors Association of Minnesota, Member
  • Colorado Roofing Association
Reported Cases
  • Walnut Creek Townhome Association v. Depositors Insurance Company, 913 N.W.2d 80 Iowa, 2018
  • Poehler v. Cincinnati Insurance Company, 899 N.W.2d 135 Minn., 2017
  • Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Redwood Falls v. Housing Authority Property Insurance, 864 F.3d 986, 8th Cir., 2017
  • K&R Landholdings, LLC v. Auto-Owners Insurance, 907 N.W.2d 658 Minn. Ct. App., 2018
  • Zou v. American Modern Home Insurance Company, 86 F.Supp.3d 1050 D. Minn., 2015
  • Kaltenhauser v. American Family Insurance, 82-CV-15-5709 Minn. Dist. Ct., 2015
  • Andersen v. Owners Insurance, 2018 WL 1569837 (Minn. Ct. App. 2018)
  • Oliver v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, __ N.W.2d __ (Minn. Ct. App. 2019)
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