Lonnie D. Johnson

Civil Mediator

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Lonnie has over 30 years experience practicing law in Indiana, and joined The Mediation Group in 2019.

Lonnie’s focus has been in the areas of commercial and business litigation, construction law, personal injury and insurance defense. Throughout his career Lonnie has handled cases in all Federal and Bankruptcy Courts in Indiana and most County Courts. He has accumulated forty-eight (48) reported decisions and argued before the Indiana Court of Appeals, the Indiana Supreme Court, and the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He has frequently been called upon to handle complex cases in Federal and State Courts outside of Indiana on a Pro Hac basis.

Lonnie has mediated cases in the areas of personal injury, property disputes, breach of contract, intellectual property, cyber fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, construction defect, probate, and securities fraud.

As a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indianapolis Bar Association, and the Monroe County Bar Association, Lonnie is actively involved in the Indiana legal profession. He served as the Chairperson for the Litigation Section of the Indiana State Bar Association and was honored with its Civility Award in 2013. He is a Past President, Board Member and the Construction Law Section Leader of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, and he was installed as a Diplomat of the Indiana Defense Trial Counsel in 2016.

Lonnie has authored over thirty (30) articles on civil litigation and is a frequent speaker at seminars, and has served as faculty for the North Central Region Trial Academy.

On the national level, Lonnie has been active in the Defense Research Institute, serving as Expert Chairperson for the Construction Committee and honored with the Defense Research Exceptional Performance Citation Award. Lonnie has been inducted into, and is member of, the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA), the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), and Litigation Counsel of America.