H. Curtis Johnson


H. Curtis Johnson H. Curtis Johnson

Phone (317) 398-6687
Fax (317) 398-6806

Curt Johnson represents both individuals and businesses in civil and criminal matters. An experienced litigator, Curt has developed a balanced practice in the civil arena that consists of representing both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation (in court proceedings) and transactions (out of court proceedings, for example, business entity formation, contract preparation and negotiation, real estate transactions, etc.). In criminal matters, Curt has represented clients with legal issues running the gambit from misdemeanors to the most serious of criminal offenses at trial and has also successfully represented clients at the Court of Appeals. A fluent Spanish-speaker, Curt has also worked with the Latino community to resolve both issues that are unique to them and those issues shared in common with the community at large.

On a personal level, Curt brings a wealth of unique experiences to help his clients. After graduating from Shelbyville High School, he attended Wabash College on scholarship as a National Merit Finalist and graduated with honors as a Spanish major after studying abroad in Valencia, Spain. Before starting graduate school at Indiana University at Bloomington, he taught English in Saltillo, Mexico for almost a year. In Bloomington, Curt finished his formal education with an MBA with a major in finance from the Kelley School of Business and his JD from the Maurer School of Law in 1999. During graduate school, Curt interned with Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados, a law firm in Mexico City, worked in the Republic of Panama for Fundación Natura, non-governmental organization, as a consultant on sustainability projects in the Panama Canal Watershed, through the Free Market Development Advisers Program sponsored by the Institute of International Education in conjunction with the US Agency for International Development (“USAID”), studied abroad at ESADE in Barcelona, Spain and then interned with the law firm of Clifford Chance in Barcelona. After completing schooling in Bloomington, Curt completed a research fellowship project at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, England regarding historical lessons learned from prior European monetary unions. Curt then returned to the US, took the bar exam and left the next day from Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine where he began his tenure with the MBA Enterprise Corps that ultimately lead him to Atyrau, Kazakhstan where he worked on a USAID-backed project to remove start-up barriers for small to medium sized enterprises. After his tenure in Kazakhstan, Curt returned home and began the practice of law with the firm, earning the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Indiana State Bar Association in 2005. He lives in Shelbyville with his wife and 5 children.

Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury
Wills, Trusts and Estates
Business and Commercial Law
Equine Law
Civil Litigation
Real Estate Transactions
Criminal Law
Worker’s Compensation

Bar Admissions:
Indiana
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Education:
Wabash College, A.B., 1994
Indiana University, Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2000
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, M.B.A., 2000

Civil InvolvementL
Member, Shelbyville Central Board of Trustees
Member, Grant Committee, Blue River Community Foundation
Member, Board of Directors, Blue River Soccer Association

Representative Clients:
Supplied upon request