Steven A. Johnson is the founding partner of the firm of Johnson Ivancevich, LLP in Merrillville, Indiana. Steve’s reputation for success both in the court room and across the bargaining table is widely known and highly respected. Having tried hundreds of cases since 1975 in both state and federal courts, clients now rely on him for their most difficult matters, from class actions involving both civil rights and consumer law violations to breach of contract actions involving tens of millions of dollars to civil rights matters, construction litigation and personal injury matters involving catastrophic injuries including traumatic brain injuries. As a labor attorney representing management, Steve is widely respected on both sides of the bargaining table, having bargained collectively and having resolved work disputes with virtually all unions in the highly unionized Northwest Indiana area. Most recently, taking advantage of Steve’s litigation skills and bargaining expertize, attorneys began relying on him to mediate their civil cases; as a Certified Mediator, he has now mediated well over 3,000 cases. He is admitted to practice before the state bars of Indiana and Florida, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana and the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Steve has spoken at numerous seminars on such topics as the litigation of traumatic brain injuries, labor relations, employment law, construction litigation and the litigation of automobile accident cases. Additionally, Steve was an adjunct professor at Valparaiso University School of Law (labor arbitration) and Purdue University, Calumet Campus.
Steve is a member of a number of professional organizations, including American Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, the Florida Bar, the Lake County Bar Association, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association and is a Master member of the Calumet American Inn of Court. Steve and his son, Art Johnson, have enjoyed serving as the only two Indiana management-side representatives on the National Labor Relations Board Region 13 Planning & Procedure Committee.