Who We Are


An Introduction to Leahey & Johnson, P.C.

Since its founding more than 64 years ago, Leahey and Johnson has evolved into a performance-oriented, standard-setting specialist in civil litigation throughout the greater New York metropolitan area. The firm has earned Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating “AV”. Peter James Johnson, Jr. also has been named a “Super Lawyer” for the New York Metro area for many years.

With offices at 120 Wall Street (plus a satellite office further uptown) and a legal staff comprised of more than 15 trial and appellate lawyers, we have the reach, diversity, and breadth of legal resources of larger firms and the unswerving commitment and personal service of smaller firms. We pride ourselves on a quick response to your needs.

Our law firm is a 7-day-a-week, full-service endeavor—willing and ready to respond on short notice to begin investigation and take action to protect you. The firm concentrates in high-exposure matters involving personal injury or death; commercial, corporate, real property, insurance and communication controversies; and client crisis management. Our initial investigation will lead immediately to advice and counsel based on the firm’s collective understanding of and expertise in the latest applications of the law.

The firm’s President, Mr. Johnson, Jr., has earned a reputation for excellence in the most complex litigation. A graduate of Columbia University School of Law, with extensive experience in government and as a broadcast legal analyst and commentator, he also serves on judicial selection and attorney admission committees.

It is Leahey & Johnson’s credo that our clients deserve the best representation at a reasonable and prudent economic cost. We take great pride in being able to render the best legal services efficiently and economically.

“We develop and seek out the brightest, toughest, most resourceful litigators in New York,” Mr. Johnson, Jr. reports. From the most experienced trial lawyer to our youngest associate, the firm is imbued with the spirit of hard work and the desire to win for our clients.

For Leahey & Johnson, the key to that success is constant preparation, evaluation, and communication. The firm’s attorneys gather in its conference rooms for symposia and lectures on such diverse topics as trial practice and technique, jury selection, cross-examination, and use of expert witnesses. In addition, prominent experts from fields such as accounting, medicine (e.g., surgery, radiology), biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, economics, real property, and business evaluation deliver lectures and answer questions from the staff.

The firm has attracted to its staff the best litigators available—as dynamic as they are diverse, culled from a competitive selection process. We firmly believe in strong advocacy based on diligent preparation coupled with continuing open communication with our clients and among our staff.

Peter J. Johnson is one of those attorneys who has made an indelible impression on just about everybody who has seen him in action. He is the standard setter. For many attorneys there is no higher compliment than to call another attorney ‘a Pete Johnson.’

So began a New York Law Journal profile of the firm’s late founder. It describes the standard and tradition that every attorney at Leahey & Johnson seeks to meet on a daily basis.



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