Banking & Financial Services
Labor & Employment
Bar & Court Admissions
- State Bar of Illinois
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- Supreme Court of Illinois
- Supreme Court of Wisconsin
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits
- U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin
- U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
- Chicago Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee (Former Legislative Liaison and Chair of Commercial Litigation Committee)
- Ronald McDonald House Charities
- DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
- Truman State University, B.S.
Bryan Johnson is a partner in M&R’s Chicago office. He maintains a practice that focuses on employment advice and counseling and related litigation and transactional matters, as well as complex commercial, real estate and construction disputes. Bryan does so for businesses in the advertising, cannabis, hospitality, marketing, real estate, construction and technology industries. He also leads the firm’s standalone COVID-19 Practice Group made up of an interdisciplinary team of M&R attorneys—all subject matter pros— singularly focused on piloting clients through the laundry list of challenges stemming from the novel coronavirus and what is sure to be its troubling aftermath. For his part, Bryan is an authority who has written and spoken extensively on the Paycheck Protection Program.
Having successfully resolved matters involving breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims, restrictive covenants, wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment, trade secrets, partnership disputes, business torts, defamation, fraud and a variety of real estate- and construction-related litigation, Bryan’s caseload brings him to state and federal courtrooms nationwide. Beyond his work as a litigator, Bryan counsels corporate clients regarding a broad range of employment issues, including executive compensation, employment agreements, non-compete and nonsolicitation agreements, severance negotiations and agreements, and general employee relations.
In 2022, Bryan was designated as a Super Lawyer by Illinois Super Lawyers. Every year prior to that (since 2015), he was recognized by the publication as a Rising Star in Business Litigation (representing the top 2.5% of Illinois attorneys under the age of 40). He has been named an Illinois “Emerging Lawyer” by The Leading Lawyers Network for five years running as well.
Bryan is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association. He sits on the CBA’s Judicial Evaluation Committee, and formerly served as Chair of its Commercial Litigation Committee. In addition, Bryan maintains a robust pro bono practice, including work on behalf of elderly and disabled tenants seeking reasonable accommodations under the Fair Housing Act. Likewise, he volunteers his services to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.