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Mark R. Johnson


Mark Johnson's practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on catastrophic injury, product liability, transportation litigation, construction litigation and premises liability. He has litigated and resolved cases involving serious injury and wrongful death on behalf of clients in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina and Tennessee.


Mercer University, B.A.,1998

Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 2001

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Representative Experience

Obtained judgment for forklift manufacturer in federal court in alleged defective product wrongful death action.

Assisted in defense of national transportation company in Winchester, Tennessee, after bus driver was attacked by passenger resulting in numerous deaths to passengers and rendering plaintiff a paraplegic. Verdict was below pre-trial demand.

Successfully defended builder in Cobb County, Georgia, in professional negligence case where plaintiff's home suffered significant water infiltration and mold infestation.

Successfully defended apartment complex owners and managers in premises liability / negligent security case.  Client found 1% at fault in shooting death of young man on or near apartment complex property.   

Successfully defended tire manufacturer in federal court in alleged product defect case involving death and two permanently brain injured children.

Obtained defense verdict for bucket truck manufacturer in case involving catastrophic injuries.

Represented various apartment complexes and businesses in premises liability related litigation.

Awards & Recognitions

2019 Outstanding Product Liability Counsel-Terex Corporation

Best Lawyers®  Product Liability Litigation 2021

Super Lawyers Magazine, Georgia Rising Stars List, Personal Injury Defense: Products (2012, 2014-2015)

Georgia Defense Attorney of the Year (2018) - Courtroom View Network

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

Events & Speaking Engagements

"Premises Liability: Third Party Crime," presentation, Engle Martin & Associates, September 23, 2015.