2021 CONSTRUCTION LAW Q&A
Joshua C. “Josh” Johnson
MichieHamlett Attorneys at Law, Roanoke
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia
Education: Bachelor’s degree, University of Virginia; law degree, U.Va. School of Law
Spouse: Kristin B. Johnson
Children: 3 boys: Alex, Patch and Teddy
First job as a lawyer: Johnson, Ayers & Matthews, Roanoke
Fan of: George Strait
Recently read book: “Greenlights,” by Matthew McConaughey
Hobbies: Mountain biking, fitness (swimming, weightlifting, etc.), country music
Favorite vacation spot: Colorado
Career mentors: Brett Marston, Grimes Creasy and Scott Sexton
What about construction law interests you?
I am interested in the process of construction — how structures are built well (and sometimes how they are built poorly). I also really enjoy working with the folks in the construction industry. I like to work with people who build things. They tend to be practical problem-solvers. And I respect and enjoy working with and against my colleagues in the construction law bar, which is an outstanding group.
What led you to become a trial lawyer? Circumstances. I was fortunate to back into a job that I love. I started out pre-med, switched to finance and business school, and then applied to law school on a bit of whim. And here I am.