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About H. Curtis Johnson

Curt Johnson represents both individuals and businesses in civil 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.). 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. His hard work and skills were recognized with the award of the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Indiana State Bar Association in 2005.

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 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, and worked in the Republic of Panama for Fundación Natura, a 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 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  Dnipro, 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 in 2001.

Outside of the practice of law, Curt is an active member of the community. He lives in Shelbyville with his wife and 5 children. Curt enjoys coaching and has coached wrestling, soccer, football, basketball and baseball over the years. He is a member of the local school board and is a parishioner with his family at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation

  • Wills, Trusts and Estates

  • Governmental Affairs

  • Real Estate Transactions

  • Elder Law

  • Business and Commercial Law

  • Personal Injury

  • Equine Law

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana


  • Wabash College, AB, 1994.
  • Indiana University, Maurer School of Law, JD, 2000.
  • Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, MBA, 2000.

Civic Engagement

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

Representative Clients

  • Supplied upon request