Eric U. Johnson

Eric U.Johnson
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6732

Eric Johnson is a member of the Litigation, Trials & Appeals practice group at Parsons Behle & Latimer and concentrates his practice on complex civil litigation. Eric strives to help his clients achieve their goals as quickly and efficiently as possible, whether through litigation, mediation, or private negotiation.

Before joining Parsons Behle & Latimer, Eric served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. As an AAG, Eric represented the District of Columbia in complex and high-profile civil litigation such as constitutional challenges (First Amendment, unlawful takings, procedural and substantive due process), putative class actions, and employment litigation involving high-ranking former government officials. He also gained significant experience defending against and obtaining emergency injunctive relief, having successfully argued several such motions. Prior to his role as an AAG, Eric was a Trial Attorney with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Administrative Litigation.

Eric received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where he served as a Notes Editor for the NYU Journal of Law & Liberty. After law school, he served as a law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Evelyn J. Furse in Salt Lake City, Utah, and then to U.S. District Judge Sandra L. Townes in Brooklyn, New York.

Practice Areas



New York University School of Law (J.D., 2011)

  • NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Notes Editor
  • Dean’s Award Scholarship

University of Michigan (B.A., Philosophy, History, 2008)

  • James B. Angell Scholar
  • University Honors
  • Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society


United States District Court for the District of Utah (2012­–2014)

  • Law clerk to the Honorable Evelyn J. Furse, U.S.M.J.

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2014–2015)

  • Law clerk to the Honorable Sandra L. Townes, U.S.D.J.



American Bar Association

Salt Lake County Bar Association


New York
District of Columbia


New York University School of Law