OUR TEAM

KASEY K. JOHNSON

Of Counsel

Kasey Johnson represents clients in complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate level. She also consults with businesses on in-house legal needs, including serving as acting and fractional general counsel. Kasey has represented clients in commercial litigation cases, product liability, personal injury, financial services, insurance defense, and employment matters. She also provides legal guidance and advice to businesses prior to litigation arising. Kasey is an experienced case manager and legal strategist who utilizes complex strategy and problem solving at all stages of litigation, including in pre-litigation planning and risk management. Throughout her career, Kasey has developed significant courtroom and litigation experience. Specifically, Kasey has substantial courtroom and arbitration experience, extensive experience working with experts and taking depositions, and a notable track-record of successful motions practice in state and federal courts across the country.

Kasey began her legal career as an associate in a large, full-service law firm before moving to a litigation firm focused on trial and appellate work.  Kasey also served as a law clerk in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver. Kasey earned her law degree Order of St. Ives from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. While there, she was a recipient of the Academic Excellence Scholarship, the Richard Greengard Named and Endowed Scholarship, and won the Scholastic Excellence Award in Torts. She also holds a master’s degree, summa cum laude, in higher education from the University of Mississippi and a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Drake University, in law, politics, and society. Prior to practicing law, Kasey twice earned NCAA Division I Academic All-American honors in Track and Field before competing on the professional Track and Field circuit as a 100-meter hurdler.

SPECIFIC AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Complex Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Business Strategy & Fractional General Counsel Consulting
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • Financial Services

SIGNIFICANT REPRESENTATIONS

Successfully prevailed in arbitration on behalf of Fortune 100 company concerning FINRA licensing, registration, and reporting issues.

Secured preliminary injunction in Federal District Court in Michigan in action concerning misappropriation of trade secrets.

Obtained dismissal with prejudice in Federal District Court in Illinois on behalf of Fortune 500 company that specializes in electronic components and computer products

Obtained dismissal with prejudice and an award of attorneys’ fees and costs for prominent public utilities company in a personal injury lawsuit.

Secured voluntary dismissal with prejudice, without any payment by client, in a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit the week after deposing the plaintiffs.

Successfully argued in favor of a contested motion to dismiss for failure to prosecute resulting in dismissal with prejudice and a large fee award for insurance-company client. The order and fee award were upheld by the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Took 17 depositions in a product liability case with a high seven-figure demand and multiple fatalities. These depositions led to a de minimus settlement less than one week after the conclusion of the depositions.

Obtained dismissal with prejudice and an award of attorneys’ fees and costs for prominent auto manufacturer in leading lemon law case, the outcome of which could have resulted in multiple lawsuits against the manufacturer.

HONORS/DISTINCTIONS

  • Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2018)

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, Legal Services Committee
  • Member, Denver Bar Association
  • Volunteer, Colorado Civil Justice League
  • Volunteer, Denver Legal Night

ARTICLES

Admitted to Practice

State Courts:

Colorado

U.S. District Courts:

District of Colorado

Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal:

Tenth

Seventh

Clerkship

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Denver

Education

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

J.D., Order of St. Ives

University of Mississippi

Master of Arts, summa cum laude

Drake University

Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude 

President’s List

Dean’s List