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Randy J. Johnson

Randy Johnson focuses his legal practice on civil and commercial litigation, employment law and real estate.

Mr. Johnson joined Carney in November 2015. Randy earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington State University, and graduated from Seattle University School of Law in May 2015. As a law student, Mr. Johnson worked for Carney Badley Spellman as a summer associate in 2013, spent the summer of 2014 in Olympia as an extern under the direction of Supreme Court Commissioner Narda Pierce, and in 2015 competed on Seattle University’s 2015 National Appellate Advocacy Team which won an ABA Regional Championship and advanced to the knock-out rounds of the National Competition.

At Carney Badley Spellman, Mr. Johnson has experience litigating a variety of issues involving real estate development, commercial lease disputes, construction disputes, claims of unfair business practices, employment matters and personal injury. He has successfully argued on behalf of Carney clients in Washington State courts, and has appeared on brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. In addition to general litigation, Mr. Johnson is working to expand his practice into areas of law focused on helping businesses protect their market identity and intellectual property rights related to trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

Randy grew up in Tacoma, Washington and attended Wilson High School.

Super Lawyers Magazine, Rising Star 2023

  • Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2015 • Puget Sound Minority Fellowship Finalist, 2013
  • National Appellate Advocacy Team, 2015
  • American Bar Association NAAC Regional Champions
  • Washington State University, 2011 • BA, Political Science
  • Washington State Cougar Football, 2007-2010


  • Carney Badley Spellman, 2013
  • Washington State Supreme Court, Commissioner’s Office, 2014

State of Washington

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

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