John C. Johnson

540-725-3363 (D)
540-772-9167 (F)
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Martindale-Hubbell® AV Rated

John Johnson has extensive experience in catastrophic injury claims, medical issues, and representing local government entities and municipal authorities in all phases of litigation throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

As an attorney, he concentrates on the defense of civil actions in state and federal court, and the representation of self-insured employers and local governments in matters before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.   In addition he has argued cases before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court of Appeals of Virginia, and the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Mr. Johnson is a frequent speaker to professional groups on workplace issues, workers compensation, and the interplay between state and federal laws and regulations in the employment arena.



  • Virginia Military Institute (B.A. – English)
  • Washington & Lee University (J.D.)


  • Captain, United States Army Reserve

Areas of Practice:

  • Auto, Boating & Recreational Vehicle Liability
  • Local Government Defense
  • Local Government Employee Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability/Dangerous/Defective Products
  • Professional Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Toxic Tort
  • Transportation
  • Workers’ Compensation

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Honors, Affiliations and Activities:


  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Rated


  • Past Member – Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline, Virginia State Bar
  • Former Chair – Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline, Virginia State Bar
  • Past Member – Task Force on Public Access to the Attorney Disciplinary Process, Virginia State Bar
  • Past Member – Virginia Bar Association Ad Hoc Committee to Study Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
  • Past Board of Governors – Young Lawyers Conference, Virginia State Bar
  • Member – Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Member – Defense Research Institute


  • Member – Roanoke Bar Association
  • Member – Federal Bar Association (Roanoke Chapter)

Community Honors, Affiliations and Activities:

  • Board, Blue Ridge Mountains Council (2006-Present)
  • Council President – Blue Ridge Mountains Council, Boy Scouts of America (2010 – Present)
  • National Council – Boy Scouts of America (2010 – Present)
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All of Frith Anderson & Peake’s attorneys are experienced insurance defense attorneys.  We are well-versed in all aspects of insurance-related litigation, from claims investigation to questions involving coverage to litigation in trial courts, appellate courts and the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. In addition to our insurance-defense litigation practice, we offer the following services to insurers: Coverage Analysis & Opinions As a result of our firm’s longstanding and broad insurance-defense practice, we have extensive experience with coverage disputes in every area of law in which we practice.  Coverage issues can range from simple, narrow questions to disputes involving multiple insurance companies...

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