C.J. Johnson

C.J. Johnson: Attorney with Kalkstein & Dye, P.C.
  • Partner at Kalkstein & Dye, P.C. (4 Attorneys)
  • 225 Adams Street, P.O. Box 8568, Missoula, MT 59807-8568
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C.J. Johnson was born in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania in 1973, and grew up in Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Colorado. He graduated from Evergreen High School in Evergreen, Colorado in 1991, and then attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. He graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in third-world history, with an emphasis in China.

C.J. waited tables and managed a restaurant for a year, which, combined with his Chinese history background, virtually guaranteed a trip to law school. He attended the University of Montana School of Law, where he served on the Public Land and Resources Law Review and competed on the school’s negotiation and ATLA trial teams. C.J. graduated from law school in 1999, after which he clerked for United States Magistrate Judge Richard F. Cebull in Great Falls for one year. He then returned to Missoula, where he joined the Kalkstein Law Firm in 2000 and became a partner in 2005.

C.J. is a member of the Montana Bar Association, Western Montana Bar Association, and Montana Trial Lawyers’ Association. He is admitted to practice in all Montana state and federal courts, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a Martindale-Hubbell-rated attorney and 2013 Mountain States Super Lawyer, but recently declined induction into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, since they basically charge a million dollars to give you a logo that says you've settled plaintiff's cases in excess of $1,000,000.

C.J. is married to the beautiful Malin Stearns Johnson, who is the only attorney to ever leave him speechless. Together they have two beautiful daughters, one exceedingly handsome little man, and an emotionally needy dog, Misha. C.J. enjoys photography, fly fishing, hiking, running, and racquetball.

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Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
406-203-4178  Phone
406-721-9896  Fax
University Attended:
University of Colorado-Boulder, B.A., 1995
Law School Attended:
University of Montana, J.D., 1999
Year of First admission:
1999, Montana
State Bar of Montana; American Bar Association; Montana Trial Lawyers Association; Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Birth Information:
Huntington Valley, Pennsylvania, July 24, 1973
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    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 09/02/14 in Medical Malpractice

    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 08/29/14 in Civil Litigation

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      Mr. Johnson has distinguished himself from his peers by consistently knowing the facts and the law associated with the case he his handling in a manner that allows him to efficiently respond to questions from opposing counsel and the bench that highlight the strengths of his case and the weaknesses of the opposing party. Not surprisingly, he can handle either the plaintiff's or the defense's side of a case with extraordinary skill. Read less

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