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Honorable Lee A. Johnson
Justice, Kansas Supreme Court 2007-
Judge, Kansas Court of Appeals 2001-2007

Hon Lee A JohnsonLee A. Johnson was born and raised in Caldwell, Kansas, the fourth generation to farm, ranch, and operate businesses in southern Sumner County. After graduating from Caldwell High School in 1965, Johnson obtained a degree in business administration from the University of Kansas in 1969. He then served two years' active duty in the U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, attaining the rank of sergeant, E-5.

Following his active-duty service, Johnson became a licensed, multiline insurance agent, managing the family's agency in Caldwell, where he was active in many community organizations, even serving as Caldwell's mayor during the bicentennial year of 1976.

In 1977, he entered Washburn University School of Law and graduated summa cum laude in December 1979, ranked second in the 211-member class of 1980. While a student, Johnson also served one year as the school's placement director.

After law school, Johnson practiced law in Caldwell, first in partnership with Don B. Stallings and later as a sole practitioner. At various times, he served as City Attorney for Caldwell, Argonia, and Hunnewell, as well as counsel for the local school and hospital districts. His community service included 16 years on the Sumner Mental Health Board with one term as president. He served one term as Sumner County Bar president.

In 2001, Governor Bill Graves appointed Johnson to the Court of Appeals, where he served on the motion's panel and as liaison to the district judges' executive committee. In January 2007, Governor Kathleen Sebelius appointed him to the Supreme Court, where his liaison assignments have included various children and family committees and commissions, as well as the district magistrate judges' executive committee.

Justice Johnson and his wife, Donna, have been married since 1969. They have two adult children and a granddaughter.

Cases (those available online) before Justice Johnson:

  • 113116 -- State v. Jeffries
  • 112824 -- State v. Rizo
  • 110585 -- State v. Thomas
  • 111556 -- State v. Solis
  • 110360 -- State v. Seacat (concurring)
  • 110318 -- Doe v. Thompson
  • 110280 -- State v. Redmond
  • 110270 -- State v. Donaldson
  • 110061 -- State v. Smith
  • 109706 -- State v. Fisher (dissenting in part)
  • 109634 -- City of Dodge City v. Webb (dissenting)
  • 109548 -- State v. Kershaw
  • 109480 -- State v. Moore
  • 109397 -- State v. Darrow
  • 109208 -- In re N.A.C. (dissenting)
  • 109123 -- State v. Hankins
  • 108963 -- Born v. Born
  • 108930 -- State v. Vrabel
  • 108915 -- State v. Pribble
  • 108856 -- In re Care & Treatment of Sykes (concurring)
  • 108817 -- Garcia v. Ball
  • 108684 -- State v. Hernandez
  • 108607 -- Kansas Bldg. Industry Workers Comp. Fund v. State
  • 108586 -- State v. Williams
  • 108570 -- State v. Aguirre
  • 108547 -- Cresto v. Cresto
  • 108735 -- State v. Hurley
  • 108218 -- State v. Brown
  • 108061 -- State v. Petersen-Beard (dissenting)
  • 107962 -- State v. Richard
  • 107673 – State v. Pettay (concurring and dissenting)
  • 107422 -- State v. Funk ( dissenting)
  • 107324 -- State v. Estrada-Vital
  • 107159 -- State v. Warren
  • 107022 -- State v. Mitchell
  • 106894 -- State v. Brown
  • 106805 -- State v. Quested (dissenting)
  • 106748 -- Dumler v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 106703 -- State v. Reese
  • 106689 -- State v. McBroom (dissenting)
  • 106661 -- Wiles v. American Family Life Assurance Co.
  • 106600 -- State v. Castleberry
  • 106586 -- State v. Dunn (dissenting in part)
  • 106429 -- Martell v. Driscoll (dissenting)
  • 106184 -- State v. Jackson (joins in the foregoing concurring opinion)
  • 106132 -– State v. Eddy
  • 106107 -- State v. Meeks
  • 106092 -- In re Marriage of Traster (joins in the foregoing concurring and dissenting opinion)
  • 105982 -- State v. Buser
  • 105685 -– State v. Haney
  • 105678 -- State v. Brown
  • 105601 -– State v. Lopez
  • 105504 -- State v. Overman
  • 105351 -- State v. Toahty-Harvey
  • 105319 -- State v. O’Connor
  • 105183 -- State v. Moyer
  • 105148 -- State v. Charles (concurring)
  • 105098 -- Rodewald v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 104998 -- State v. Garcia
  • 104951 -- Fernandez v. McDonald's
  • 104940 -- City of Wichita v. Molitor
  • 104883 -- State v. Florentin (joins in the foregoing dissenting opinion)
  • 104847 -- State v. Cruz
  • 104827 -- State v. Llamas (dissenting)
  • 104658 -- State v. Weber
  • 104644 -- Fisher v. DeCarvalho
  • 104565 –- State v. Harris (dissenting)
  • 104520 -- State v. Roeder
  • 104435 -- Woods v. Unified Gov't of WYCO/KCK
  • 104392 -– State v. Lloyd (dissenting)
  • 104318 -- Denning v. Johnson County Sheriff's Civil Service Bd. (dissenting)
  • 104180 -- State v. Cash
  • 104159 -- State v. Macias-Medina
  • 104115 -- State v. Stevenson
  • 104083 -- State v. Foster
  • 103840 -- State v. Whorton
  • 103774 -- State v. Brooks
  • 103509 -- State v. Lawson
  • 103499 -- Cady v. Schroll (concurs in result)
  • 103487 -- Frazier v. Goudschaal – Johnson
  • 103433 -- State v. Morningstar (dissenting)
  • 103370 -- Hall v. Ford Motor Credit Co.
  • 103340 -- Snider v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co. (joins in the foregoing dissent)
  • 103310 -- Coulter v. Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
  • 103309 -- Hockett v. The Trees Oil Company
  • 103289 -- State v. Marks (dissenting)
  • 103111 -- State v. Mossman (dissenting)
  • 103020 -- Bussman v. Safeco Ins. Co. of America
  • 102953 -- State v. Garza (dissenting)
  • 102907 -- State v. Divine
  • 102852 -- In re Tax Appeal of LaFarge Midwest
  • 102848 -- State v. Fredrick
  • 102840 -- State v. Trujillo
  • 102789 -- Graham v. Herring
  • 102715 -- State v. Simmons
  • 102615 -- State v. Williams
  • 102598 -– Thoroughbred Assocs. v. Kansas City Royalty Co. (concurring in part and dissenting in part)
  • 102558 -- State v. Portillo
  • 102527 -- State v. Cummings
  • 102478 -- State v. Turner
  • 102421 –- State v. Ramirez
  • 102256 -- State v. Hilton
  • 102248 -- State v. May
  • 102241 -- In re D.M.-T.
  • 102140 -- State v. Garcia (concurring)
  • 102119 -- State v. Montgomery
  • 101445 -- Douglas v. Ad Astra Information Systems
  • 101204 -- State v. Holman (concurring in part and dissenting in part)
  • 101987 -- State v. Inkelaar (concurring in part and dissenting in part)
  • 101958 -- State v. Carapezza
  • 101953 -- State v. Hood
  • 101912 -- State v. Sanchez-Loredo
  • 101878 -- McIntosh v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 101877 -- In re D.E.R.
  • 101868 -- In re D.D.M.
  • 101724 -- State v. Kleypas (dissenting)
  • 101719 -- State v. Hernandez (concurring in part and dissenting in part)
  • 101684 -- State v. Plummer
  • 101674 -- McGinty v. Hoosier
  • 101622 -- State v. Daniel (dissenting)
  • 101595 -- Wimbley v. State (original opinion filed August 12, 2011)
  • 101595 -- Wimbley v. State (modified opinion filed November 23, 2011)
  • 101575 -- State v. Allen (Dissenting)
  • 101548 -- State v. Wade
  • 101472 -- S.M. v. Johnson
  • 101354 -- State v. Naputi
  • 101348 -- State v. LaGrange
  • 101292 -- State v. Frye
  • 101146 -- Martin v. Naik (concurring)
  • 101097 Miller v. Glacier Development Co.
  • 101064 -- State v. Nelson (concurring)
  • 100913 -- State v. Kelly
  • 100890 -- State v. Lackey
  • 100888 -- State v. Brittingham
  • 100865 -- Martinez v. Milburn Enterprises, Inc. (concurring)
  • 100864 -- State v. Johnson
  • 100839 -- State v. Cosby (dissenting)
  • 100824 -- State v. Kemble
  • 100820 -- State v. Marler
  • 100704 -- State v. Stovall
  • 100564 -- Friedman v. Kansas State Bd. Of Healing Arts
  • 100494 -- State v. Coman
  • 100477 -- Edgar v. State (dissenting)
  • 100457 -- State v. Edwards
  • 100454 -- State v. Easterling
  • 100445 -- State v. Richardson
  • 100423 -- State v. Marquis
  • 100402 -- State v. Huerta-Alverez (concurring)
  • 100396 -- State v. Jenkins (dissenting)
  • 100373 -- State v. Horn
  • 100359 -- State v. Garza (dissenting)
  • 100334 -- State v. Fischer
  • 100313 -- State v. McMullen
  • 100178 -- State v. Murphy (joins in the foregoing dissenting opinion)
  • 100175 -- State v. Martinez (dissenting)
  • 100037 -- State v. Sandberg (dissenting)
  • 100012 -- Saylor v. Westar Energy, Inc.
  • 100005 -- State v. Colston (dissenting)
  • 100000 -- State v. Reyna (dissenting)
  • 99951 -- Tiller v. Corrigan
  • 99818 -- Miller v. Johnson (concurring in part and dissenting in part) and also (joins Justice Beier 's concurrence and dissent)
  • 99768 -- Winkel v. Miller
  • 99757 -- In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of Sporn
  • 99725 -- State v. Leshay
  • 99687 -- In re Adoption of J.M.D.
  • 99678 -- Tilzer v. Davis, Bethune & Jones
  • 99655 -- State v. Smith
  • 99628 -- State v. McCaslin (dissenting)
  • 99536 -- Wolfe Electric, Inc. v. Duckworth (dissenting)
  • 99506 Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. v. Americold Corp.
  • 99503 -- Adamson v. Bicknel (joins concurring and dissenting opinion)
  • 99411 -- State v. Trussell
  • 99280 -- State v. Woodward
  • 99225 -- State v. Bello
  • 99176 -- State v. Belone
  • 99155 -- Manly v. City of Shawnee
  • 98948 -- State v. Preston
  • 98691 -- State ex rel. Morrison v. Sebelius (concurring & dissenting)
  • 98607 -- McCracken v. Kohl
  • 98403 -- State v. Leaper (concurring)
  • 98389 -- State v. Sharp (dissenting)
  • 98226 -- State v. Decker
  • 98059 -- State v. Marx
  • 98017 -- State v. Appleby (concurring & dissenting)
  • 97872 -- State v. Horn
  • 97759 -- State v. Warledo (concurring)
  • 97584 -- Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, Chtd., v. Oliver
  • 97440 -- State v. Cook
  • 97296 -– State v. Gleason (joins in the foregoing concurring and dissenting opinion)
  • 97279 -- State v. Jones
  • 97183 -- State v. Scaife
  • 97139 -- Pabst v. State
  • 96883 -- State v. Hunt
  • 96850 -- State v. Youngblood
  • 96820 -- State v. Schow
  • 96772 -- Iron Horse Auto, Inc. v. Lititz Mut. Ins. Co.
  • 96734 -- Moser v. State
  • 96568 -- Poston v. U.S.D. No. 387 (dissenting)
  • 96531 -- State v. Gill
  • 96526 -- State v. Johnson
  • 96463 -- Central Natural Resources, INC v. Davis Operating Co. et al
  • 96414 -- State ex rel. Slusher v. City of Leavenworth
  • 96299 -- State v. Tyler
  • 96250 -- Cooke, et al. v Gillespie, et al. (concurring)
  • 96231 -- State v. Brinklow
  • 96203 -- Edwards v. Anderson Engineering, Inc.
  • 96126 -- State v. Martin
  • 96003 -- In re Adoption of X.J.A.
  • 95935 -- State ex rel. Secretary of SRS v. Bohrer (dissenting)
  • 95914 -- In re Adoption of A.A.T.
  • 95890 -- State v. Williams
  • 95815 -- State v. Miller (concurring)
  • 95729 -- State v. Crum
  • 95592 -- State v. Storey (dissenting)
  • 95523 -- State v. Wade
  • 95523 -- State v. Davis
  • 95509 -- In re E.T.  (concurring)
  • 95468 -- Mooney v. City of Overland Park
  • 95310 -- State v. Hawkins
  • 95256 -- State v. Hughes (concurring & dissenting)
  • 95041 -- State v. Fewell (concurring & dissenting)
  • 94906 -- Richert v. McHone
  • 94881 -- State v. Hamic
  • 94765 -- In re Conservatorship of Chapman
  • 94691 -- Esquivel v. Watters
  • 94602 -- Smith v. Kansas Gas Service Co.
  • 94570 -- Gilley v. Kansas Gas Service Co.
  • 94187 -- State v. Stevens (dissenting)
  • 93973 -- State v. Flores
  • 93879 -- State v. Stallings
  • 93559 -- Haley v. Brown
  • 93537 -- In re Marriage of Iwed
  • 93416 -- State v. Nguyen
  • 92956 -- State v. Johnson
  • 92841 -- Mathena v. IBP, Inc.  (dissenting)
  • 92439 -- Davis v. Hildyard (concurring)
  • 92397 -- State v. Castillo
  • 92367 -- State v. Beeney
  • 92189 -- Lyons v. IBP, Inc.
  • 91929 -- Alliance Mortgage Co. v. Pastine (dissenting)
  • 91634 -- Barlett v. CNA
  • 91569 -- Main Line, Inc. v. Board of Reno County Comm'rs
  • 91466 -- State v. Farmer (dissenting & concurring)
  • 91326 -- Geico General Ins. Co. v. Hanzlik
  • 91301 -- In re Marriage of Williams
  • 90834 -- McGoldrick v. State (dissenting)
  • 90787 -- In re Marriage of VanBuren
  • 90760 -- State v. Herrman
  • 90452 -- Rural Telephone Service Co., Inc. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n
  • 90450 -- State v. Kirby
  • 90198 -- State v. Jonathan Carr (joins Beier's concurring and dissenting opinion) and (separately concurring in part and dissenting in part)
  • 90183 -- State v. Capps
  • 90044 -- State v. Reginald Carr (joins Beier's concurring and dissenting opinion) and (separately concurring in part and dissenting in part)
  • 89681 -- Sharp v. Custom Campers, Inc.
  • 89511 -- State v. Martin (dissenting)
  • 89430 -- City of Norton v. Stewart
  • 89366 -- Penn-America Ins. Co. v. Johnson
  • 89365 -- Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co. v. Carmody
  • 89303 -- State v. Manbeck (concurring)
  • 89006 -- State v. Garcia
  • 88976 -- City of Mulvane v. Roberts
  • 88741 -- State v. Scheuerman
  • 88546 -- State v. Bunyard (dissenting)
  • 88146 -- Burchett v. Kansas Mutual Ins. Co.
  • 88117 -- In re Estate of Petesch
  • 87821 -- Logsdon v. State
  • 87696 -- State v. Maxon
  • 87644 -- Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co. v. Enterprise Leasing Co.
  • 87373 -- State v. Anthony
  • 87290 -- In re H.R.B.
  • 87002 -- O'Donoghue v. Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co.
  • 86968 -- State v. Coleman
  • 86859 -- Rodarte v. Kansas Dept. of Transportation
  • 86432 -- In re M.E.B.
  • 86279 -- State v. Kemp
  • 86243 -- State v. Price
  • 86119 -- In re C.C.
  • 85901 -- Prugue v. Morley
  • 85819 -- Moore v. Luther
  • 85779 -- State v. McIntyre
  • 85342 -- Johnson v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue
  • 83801 -- State v. Scott (concurring)