David L. Johnson

Partner Emeritus (Retired) Columbus


David has a general corporate and business background, and over the years served company boards and CEOs as their “first call” trusted advisor. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, employee relations, intellectual property protection, franchising and distribution relationships, international law, corporate governance and D&O liability, and representation of insurance companies and health care providers. David is an honors graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and Harvard Law School.

While in active practice, David was listed in Best Lawyers in America and was selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers.



  • Harvard Law School (1971)
  • Ohio Wesleyan University (1968)

Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association


Community Involvement

  • U.S. Navy Reserve, Judge Advocate General Corps (JAGC)

    Active Duty (1972 – 1975)

  • Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program

    Member, Board of Trustees

  • Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni Board

    Former Member
    Former Member, Class Reunion Committee

  • Hannah Neil Center Foundation

    Member, Emeritus Board