Robert J. Johnson graduated in 1985 from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate Degree, cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1988. He also is certified through the Hillman Trial Advocacy Workshop.
Rob is admitted to practice in the State of Michigan and the United States District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan and the District of Hawaii. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Grand Rapids Bar Association, and Western District of Michigan Federal Bar Association.
At Hackney Grover, Rob practices litigation, personal injury, and property damage in the following fields: Auto, Construction, Commercial, Premises and Product Manufacturing. In addition, Rob also practices Michigan No-Fault PIP litigation.
Prior to joining Hackney Grover, in 1999, Rob was an attorney with Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex & Morley (1994-1999); Seibers & Kivell (1991-1994) and Greene & Johnson (1989-1991).
Rob is a sought after speaker and presents to the Michigan Adjustor’s Association and corporate insurance seminars.
Rob has successfully handled in excess of 60 jury trials in the following counties: Allegan, Barry, Benzie, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lake, Lapeer, Macomb, Mason, Mecosta, Montcolm, Muskegon, Oakland, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, St. Joseph, Washtenaw, Wayne, and Wexford.
In the community, Rob is a founding board member of Allie’s Angels, a non-profit organization raising funds to find a cure for pediatric brain tumors and childhood cancers. He is also an endowment member of the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center and is a Red Door Society Member of Gilda’s Grand Rapids. Rob is a founding member of the Grandville Education Foundation and is a lifetime member of the Michigan State University Alumni Association. Rob and his wife live in Cascade where they have raised six children.