Lon H. Johnson


Office: 602.792.1709

Email: ljohnson@cdslawfirm.com

Lon’s primary practice areas are insurance coverage and bad-faith litigation, but he also has experience with commercial litigation and criminal defense matters. With respect to his insurance practice, Lon has worked on coverage disputes arising from a wide range of claims, including medical malpractice, construction defects, securities fraud, and basic torts, and has successfully defended clients against multi-million dollar bad-faith claims. Lon graduated in 2012 from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he worked for the Arizona Supreme Court Staff Attorneys’ Office, Judge Susan Bolton in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and served as Senior Editor of the Sports and Entertainment Law Journal. He was elected President of the Student Bar Association by his classmates and was awarded the Dean’s Award upon graduation. A New Jersey native, Lon studied Anthropology while an undergraduate at Princeton University.

Lon is an active member of the Defense Research Institute, which he serves as chair of the Insurance Law Committee (ILC) Public Service Subcommittee, Young Lawyer liaison to the ILC, and co-editor of The Whisper.

  • Arizona State University, J.D. 2012
    • President, Student Bar Association
    • Dean’s Award Recipient
  • Princeton University, A.B. 2008
Court Admissions
  • State of Arizona, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, 2012
Practice Areas & Expertise
  • Insurance Law – Insurance Coverage and Bad-Faith Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
Articles & Lectures
  • A Matter of Semantics: Understanding the Nature of the Distinction Between Insuring Clause and Exclusion, For the Defense, Vol. 58, No. 5, May, 2016. Available at: Read More
  • Loophole or Life Raft? Avoiding Malpractice Reporting Via a High/Low Arbitration Agreement, For the Defense, Vol. 57, No. 9, September, 2015. Available at: Read More
  • Insuring Against Food-borne Illness: A Practitioner’s Perspective, The Whisper, Vol. 10 Issue 10, November 7, 2014. Available at:  Read More
  • Comment, Respecting the Limits of Judicial Discretion?, 2 Ariz. St. Sports & Ent. L.J. 1, 121-123 (May 2012)
  • Zoroastrian Center and Darb-E-Mehr of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. v. Rustam Guiv Foundation of New York, The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Hot Cases, May 4, 2016.
  • Draggin’ Y Cattle v. Addink, The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Hot Cases, November 2, 2013.
Professional Activites
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Young Lawyer Liaison to the Insurance Law Committee
    • Chair of the Public Service Subcommittee of the Insurance Law Committee
    • Co-Editor of the Whisper