Matthew L. Johnson
Mr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Weber State University in 1991, a Master of Arts degree in Languages and Literature with an emphasis in Spanish from the University of Utah in 1993, and a Juris Doctorate degree (cum laude) from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1996, graduating in the top 10% of his class.
During law school Mr. Johnson served on the Scholastic Review Board, a board that was responsible for determining whether students were able to appeal grades that they disputed. While serving on the Board, he received the Earl Dayton Award for Excellence and Dedicated Service. He also served as a member of the Moot Court Board, and as an Assistant Editor on the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review in 1995-96.
Mr. Johnson received American Jurisprudence/Book Awards for the highest grades in his class in Bankruptcy, Moot Court, Professional Responsibility, Research and Writing, Scholarly Writing, and Torts.
Following law school, Mr. Johnson began practicing law in the areas of insurance defense, insurance law, personal injury, construction defects, bankruptcy, and business and commercial litigation with the law firm of Vannah Costello Canepa Wiese & Riedy. Mr. Johnson was a partner for several years at the law firm of Hutchison & Steffen, where he served as one of the firm’s primary business litigation attorneys and was the head of the firm’s bankruptcy and insolvency practice. Mr. Johnson later became a named partner in the law firm of Lavelle & Johnson, P.C., before forming the law firm of Matthew L. Johnson & Associates, P.C, which later became Johnson & Gubler, P.C..
Mr. Johnson is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, where he sits on the committees for Business Reorganization and Real Estate. He is also one of the very few attorneys in Nevada who is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification. Mr. Johnson has been the chair of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Las Vegas Chapter since 2002. Since 2007, Mr. Johnson has been listed as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine.
Mr. Johnson is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Nevada, Colorado and Utah. He is fluent in Spanish and has taught Spanish on a college level at the University of Utah and at Lansing Community College. He has also taught classes and written materials for lawyers in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency law, arbitration, and real estate.
Mr. Johnson is an avid outdoorsman. When not practicing law, Mr. Johnson enjoys camping, hiking, backpacking, riding four wheelers, skiing, and spending time with his four children. He has been an active boy scout leader for many years and enjoys working with various youth in the community. For several years he has volunteered his time assisting children in Clark County who are in need of legal services.