Attorney Spotlight: Connor Johnston

April 22, 2024

As we celebrate our firm’s 50th anniversary, we are celebrating the people that make our firm great. Enjoy getting to know more about construction law attorney, Connor Johnston. 

Can you provide a brief overview of your legal background and practice area(s)? 
I devote majority of my practice to defending construction trades against defect claims, contract disputes, additional-insured litigation, and work injuries. I am a part of Arthur Chapman’s Construction Law Group, and we represent a wide array of clients such as general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and owners.  

What is your favorite area of construction law? 
It’s a tie between payment disputes and construction defect cases. My old man worked in the fire protection industry for 35 years. His passion for this industry and his no-nonsense approach to getting paid for hard work has influenced the direction of my career.  

What advice do you have for law students or aspiring attorneys looking to succeed in the legal profession? 
Struggle. Persevere. Learn. Grow. 

Favorite poem: Desiderata by Max Ehrmann (1927) Desiderata: Original Text
Favorite quote: My good friend recently shared a quote from Michael Jordan: “I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying.” 
Favorite outdoor activity: Cooking a steak over a fire