Wade Johnson, Attorney at Lommen Abdo Law Firm

Wade T. Johnson

Areas of Practice: Construction Litigation; Premises Liability; Insurance; Products Liability; Catastrophic Injury; Automobile Liability; Litigation & Appeals; Transportation Litigation & Appeals; Auto, Truck & Boat Accidents; Wrongful Death 

Office location: Minneapolis, Minnesota / Hudson, Wisconsin

Direct: 612.336.9344 / Email: wjohnson@lommen.com 

Wade T. Johnson / Biography

Wade Johnson has litigation experience defending claims in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, construction defect litigation, premises liability, products liability, and catastrophic injuries.  His litigation experience includes defending motor carriers and commercial truck drivers in cases involving personal injuries, wrongful death, and cargo liability.  Additionally, over the course of his career he has supervised post-accident investigations of fatal and catastrophic injury, which include scene preservation, witness interviews, coordination with investigating authorities, evidence retention and accident reconstruction efforts.

Wade is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.  Wade is a member of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Motor Vehicle Accident Committee and the Wisconsin Defense Council in addition to the Minnesota State Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin and Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter. He is listed as a 2023 Super Lawyer for his work in civil litigation defense.

Wade received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 2004.  He then attended the University of South Dakota School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctorate in 2007, also serving as an editor on the Great Plains Natural Resources Journal.

During his career he has presented to attorneys and insurance professionals on topics including spoliation of evidence, vehicle liability and insurance coverage issues.  He also frequently presents on issues affecting the construction trades, including mechanics liens, indemnification obligations and contracting issues.

Wade and his wife live in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with their four children.  In his free time, Wade enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and dog, Darryl, playing baseball, and paddling the Boundary Waters.

Leadership + Activities

  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Motor Vehicle Accident Committee
  • Twin Cities Claims Association 
  • Northwest Loss Association 
  • Wisconsin Defense Council
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (including Hennepin County Bar Association)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter


  • “Property Appraisals: What’s New Since Poehler v. Cincinnati Insurance Company?” Hot Topics in Insurance Law, Minnesota CLE, April 2023

Published Articles

  • “North Dakota Law for the Trucking Industry Defense Association” (publication pending)
  • “South Dakota Law for the Trucking Industry Defense Association” (publication pending)
  • “Rapid Response Strategies for Catastrophic Accidents: Collecting and Preserving Evidence and Avoiding Spoliation Claims”
  • “Chapter 10: Fire and Property Insurance,” Update to Fifth Edition of the Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, April 2023


  • University of St. Thomas, B.A., 2004 
  • University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., 2007 

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2007 
  • Wisconsin, 2007 
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2011 
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2023


News + Articles

Ambiguity in Insurance Policy Leads to Award for Homeowner

Ambiguity in Insurance Policy Leads to Award for Homeowner

A Warning to Insurance Companies The Minnesota Court of Appeals issued an opinion on June 6, 2022 which could have ramifications for other insurance providers.  After the decision in Wesser v. State Farm Fire and Casualty, despite language in their policy, State Farm...

Wade Johnson Named Shareholder at Lommen Abdo

Wade Johnson Named Shareholder at Lommen Abdo

We are happy to announce that Wade Johnson has been elected a shareholder at Lommen Abdo. An Experience in School Leads to Law Career While Wade Johnson perhaps didn’t always dream of becoming a lawyer, he certainly has a knack for understanding the ins and outs of...