James E. Johnson
Experience & Credentials
- Office Location: Baton Rouge
- Office Phone:(225) 336-8915
- University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1990
- University of Colorado at Boulder, J.D. 1995
- Admitted to the Bar: Louisiana, 1999
Eric Johnson is a partner in the firm’s Baton Rouge office. Eric joined the firm as an associate handling defense of asbestos claims at the New Orleans location in 1998. He relocated to Baton Rouge in 2000, becoming the second attorney in the firm’s most recent addition to its regional network of offices. Growing from exclusive occupation defending toxic tort clients, Eric’s practice incorporated the Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson staple of insurance defense litigation. Client matters have resolved favorably through informed negotiation, bench and jury trial, and, where necessary, appellate review under Eric’s care. He is licensed to practice in all Louisiana State and Federal Courts. Eric authors the Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson Louisiana Insurance Law Blog. Professional memberships include the Louisiana State Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and Baton Rouge Bar Association. Eric has also served on several occasions as a member of the Louisiana State University Law Center Professional Orientation faculty.
Eric was born in Marrero, Louisiana and raised in London, England. He is married to Bridget Alexander Johnson of Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Eric is a two time Boston Marathon finisher, USA Track and Field level 1 certified coach, photographer, and proud supporter of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he obtained his undegraduate Bachelor of Science in Mechanioal Engineering degree, and the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he began undergraduate studies in journalism and attended law school.