David Patrick Johnson

David Patrick Johnson

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation • Constitution • Contracts • Federalism • Federalism & Separation of Powers • Federalist Society • Financial Services • Financial Services & E-Commerce • Law & Economics • Regulatory Transparency Project • Religious Liberties • Separation of Powers • State Courts • State Governments • Supreme Court

David Johnson serves as Corporation Counsel for the City of Lawrence, Indiana. Johnson was appointed by Mayor Collier as the City's Corporation Counsel in January 2017. As Corporation Counsel,  Johnson manages the City's and the Utility's legal affairs which includes providing legal advice to Mayor Collier, City department heads, and Lawrence Utilities on various issues, negotiating contracts, crafting ordinance proposals, and managing litigation. 

Previously, Johnson served the State of Indiana in various roles, most recently as Governor Pence's Deputy General Counsel and Policy Director. Prior to that, he was appointed by Gov. Pence to spearhead a new initiative within the State's Office of Management and Budget which focused on federalism, federal funds, and the regulatory state.

He earned his AB from Wabash College, and his JD from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law.


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