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About David G. Johnson

An experienced family law attorney

Accomplished trial attorney


David Johnson is a Brighton attorney specializing in divorce and family law in Southeastern Michigan. He provides attentive, dependable and honorable counsel and representation serving Livingston County and the surrounding counties.  As an experienced lawyer, Dave handles complex family law litigation without losing sight of the smaller, emotionally-fraught details that often mean the most, at the end of the day, to the people he represents.

Having served clients since 1976, Dave Johnson is uniquely qualified and has the skill, knowledge, and experience to ensure the full protection of your legal rights.

His primary goal is always an attempt to negotiate a settlement. If a settlement can be reached, it is more likely to preserve an amicable relationship between the parties involved. If this strategy is successful, it minimizes the emotional stress, as well as significantly reduces the overall financial impact. He believes that cases can be effectively managed if everyone maintains realistic expectations. However, Dave has the experience and reputation to aggressively take your case to trial if other options fail.

Dave graduated from  Albion College with a major in Economics and Management.  In 1976, he received his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University and passed the Michigan Bar Exam.  He set up his practice in Livonia, Michigan.  In 1982, the Law Office of David G. Johnson was opened in Brighton, Michigan.

Dave Johnson has been married for 40 years and raised four children.  He is the papa to three grandchildren.

Dave enjoys golf and hiking. He is also actively involved in the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce, Work Skills Corporation, and the Salvation Army Board of Directors.


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Albion College:  Economics and Management

Wayne State University Law School: Juris Doctorate


Community Involvement


Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce Legal Consultant and Board Member

Livingston County Salvation Army Advisory Board

WorkSkills Corporation Board of Directors




Deerfield Township Attorney

Previously: Hearing Officer for the State of Michigan and Genoa Township Board of Trustees


Contact the Law Office of David G. Johnson

Hire an experienced negotiator and a compassionate counselor for your family law legal matters.

Located in Brighton, Michigan

Suite 100
8163 W. Grand River Ave.
Brighton, MI 48114