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Following his service, Mr. Johnson returned to Massachusetts where he attended Suffolk University Law School, graduating with honors in 1981.
After a brief period in Hawaii, Mr. Johnson returned to Palau where he became counsel to the Senate of the first Palau National Congress (Olbiil Era Kelulau). He drafted enabling legislation and reports needed to organize the first Constitutional government of what was to become the independent Republic of Palau. While counsel to the Senate, Mr. Johnson argued the very first case decided under the Constitution of the Republic of Palau. The decision can be found at 1 Palau Inter. 1 (1981).
In 1983, Mr. Johnson moved to Guam where he worked for a short while as a law clerk at the Superior Court before joining the firm, then known as Klemm Blair & Barusch.
Mr. Johnson's practice involves a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters, including commercial litigation in Guam, the CNMI, the Republic of Palau and the FSM.
Mr. Johnson has served on the Guam Bar Association Ethics Committee and as Chairman of the Supreme Court of Guam's Special Court for Judicial Discipline.
Member, Moot Court Board. Member, Suffolk University Law Review, 1980-1981. Counsel to the Senate, Republic of Palau National Congress, 1981-1983.