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Joshua C. Johnson

Joshua C. JohnsonPartner
Phone: 540.491.0636
Fax: 434.951.7273
Email: jjohnson@michiehamlett.com

Team Members

Holly McGowan: 540-524-2006

Practice Areas

  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Law

Josh Johnson is an experienced construction litigator who represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers in all phases of residential and commercial construction projects. He cares deeply for his clients; enjoys the competition of the courtroom; and loves his work. Having grown up in the coal fields of far southwest Virginia, Josh has a deep affection for the talented folks who work hard as contractors and subcontractors. Josh enjoys working with these craftsmen who take pride in their work the same way he does.

* Josh is located in our Roanoke office, located at 109 Norfolk Avenue, S.W., 2nd Floor, Roanoke VA 24011.

Honors/Professional Activities

  • Best Lawyers in America
    • Commercial Litigation, 2019 – present
    • Construction Law, 2021 – present
    • Lawyer of the Year – Construction Law, Roanoke, VA, 2023
  • Virginia Bar Association Construction and Public Contracts Section, Former Chair
  • Virginia State Bar Construction Law and Public Contracts, Board of Governors
  • Roanoke Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Former President
  • Rated “AV/Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Designated one of the Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine for the area of Construction
  • Super Lawyers, 2020 – 2023
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Stars 2010, 2011, 2013 – 2019
  • Member, Virginia Western Community College Local Advisory Board (2014-2022)
  • Board of Governors, Shenandoah Club (2013-2017)
  • Secretary, Board of Directors, Faith Christian School (2010-2016)
  • Ted Dalton Inn of Court, Board Member

Published Works

  • Co-Author, Deal…or No Deal? Identifying and Addressing Gray Areas in Construction Contracting, The Construction Lawyer, Journal of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Volume 33 No. 3 (Summer 2013).
  • Co-author, Social Media and Discovery — New Tools, Same Rules; The VADA Journal of Civil Litigation, Vol. XXII, No. 4, Winter 2010-2011.
  • Co-author, Daewoo: A Cautionary Tale of Federal Contracting; The VADA Journal of Civil Litigation, Vol. XXII, No. 2, Summer 2010.
  • Joint Defense Agreements in Virginia: A Cost-Benefit Analysis; The VADA Journal of Civil Litigation, Volume XX, No. 4, Winter 2008-2009.

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar and Federal Courts


  • University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, B.S. 2002
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 2005
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