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Amy Johnston Honored Among Top Women Lawyers by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

September 15, 2014

The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that Amy M. Johnston, a principal and deputy leader of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group (Detroit, Mich. office), has been named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Women in the Law” for 2014.

Each year, the publication honors only 30 Michigan women, not only for professional success, but also for striking a balance that includes giving back to the legal profession. This year’s class was honored at a luncheon hosted on September 11, 2014, at the Detroit Marriott in Troy.

 “It is a privilege to be included in this esteemed group of top women lawyers,” Johnston said. “The depth and breadth of talent and contributions of the honorees is truly incredible. Thank you, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, for your recognition.”

Johnston is a commercial litigator who concentrates her practice on the energy and manufacturing industries. For more than 20 years, she has represented companies throughout the country with oil and gas, business, mass tort, product liability and personal injury matters. She cultivates solid relationships with her clients by developing a deep understanding of their businesses and industries so that she can be well-positioned to provide consistent advice and solutions on a broad range of topics.

She’s also been recognized among the top 50 women lawyers in Michigan by SuperLawyers for each of the last four years; named among the Best Lawyers in America each year since 2008; and listed in DBusiness Top Lawyers since 2011. Johnston is also a Fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society. She is former Chair and current Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Petroleum Marketing Committee; and former President and current Board member of the Catholic Lawyers Society.

Johnston received her J.D., cum laude (1994) from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and her B.G.S. (1990) from the University of Michigan. She lives in Grosse Pointe with her husband, David, and their three children.