Carla Fields Johnson

Carla Fields Johnson: Attorney with Fields & Brown, LLC AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Fields & Brown, LLC (6 Attorneys)
  • City Center Square, 1100 Main Street, Suite 1600, Kansas City, MO 64105
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  • Carla Fields Johnson is a partner with Fields & Brown, LLC. Founded in 1987, Fields & Brown is the largest minority-owned law firm in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Ms. Johnson's practice is devoted largely to workers' compensation defense and insurance defense.
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Carla Johnson has 17 years of litigation experience in the areas of workers' compensation and insurance defense. She is responsible for Fields & Brown's workers' compensation litigation for General Motors Corporation, the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Highway Commission. She has defended claims resulting from minor injuries to allegations of permanent total disability. She has handled matters both at the trial and appellate level.

In addition to an active litigation practice, Ms. Johnson has developed a national specialty practice in the area of constitutional law. She has designed and implemented studies that evaluate whether governmental agency contracting programs meet 14th Amendment standards with regard to the utilization of minority, women and disadvantaged businesses. She is responsible for ensuring that the studies are conducted in compliance with the United States Supreme Court's decision in the City of Richmond vs. J.A. Croson.

Bar Involvement

Ms. Johnson is an active participant in bar associations on a national and local level. She was most recently selected to serve as Vice Chair at the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms. She was appointed by The Missouri Bar President to serve as a Missouri state delegate to the American Bar Association's House of Delegates. She is one of 14 attorneys in the state of Missouri serving in this capacity. She was elected National Bar Association (NBA) Region VIII Director for two terms. As such, she represented seven states on the NBA Board of Governors. Ms. Johnson received the NBA Presidential Award, the most prestigious award given by an NBA president, for her work as Chairperson of a national meeting. She was also appointed by three NBA Presidents to serve on the NBA's Nominations Committee. On the local level, Ms. Johnson served as President of the Jackson County Bar Association for two years. She was also appointed by the Missouri Bar President to serve on the Commission to Review Pro Se Litigation. Ms. Johnson also served as the 2007 co-chairperson on the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's SLIP program. The SLIP program places urban high school students with area law firms for paid internships. Ms. Johnson currently serves on the Jackson County Bar Foundation Board of Directors. Ms. Johnson also served on Board of Directors for the Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance Foundation (LEAP).

Community Involvement

Ms. Johnson actively participates in the Kansas City community. Ms. Johnson also served as the General Chairperson of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated 2008 Debutante Ball, one of the largest events of its nature in Kansas City. Ms. Johnson served on the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Metropolitan Dance Theatre. Ms. Johnson has served as a mentor to students through the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Workers' Compensation Defense
  • Insurance Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
816-787-0745  Phone
(816) 474-1700  Phone
(816) 421-6239  Fax
University Attended:
Boston College, B.S., 1992
Law School Attended:
Thurgood Marshall School of Law, J.D., 1995
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court, Western District of Missouri and United States District Court, District of Kansas; 1995, Missouri; 1996, Kansas; 1996, United States Court of Appeals, Eighth and Tenth Circuits
American Bar Association
*Member House of Delegates
National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
*Vice Chair
*Board of Directors
*Annual Meeting Planning Committee 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013
National Bar Association
*Past Regional Director
*Nominations Committee
The Missouri Bar
*Pro Se Litigation Commission
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
*SLIP Co-Chairperson, past
*LEAP Foundation Board of Directors, past
Jackson County Bar Association
*Past President
Jackson County Bar Foundation Board of Directors
Payment Information:
  • Minority - Owned

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