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Melanie A. Johnson

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Melanie A. Johnson is a member of Nichols Kaster’s Qui Tam and Insurance Practice group, where she focuses on litigating civil rights and consumer protection claims, fighting discrimination, and advocating for employees, consumers, and other individuals in complex class and collective actions.

Prior to joining the firm, Melanie clerked for Judge Matthew E. Johnson at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. During law school, she served as a managing editor of the Minnesota Law Review, in which she published a student note about the use of perjured testimony. She also served as a student director of the Child Advocacy and Juvenile Justice Clinic and as a board member of the student chapter of the Minnesota Justice Foundation. Melanie has a professional background in journalism.

  • Named to the Rising Stars list, Minnesota Super Lawyers, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine, and Twin Cities Business, 2023
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  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court – District of Minnesota


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude
  • B.A., University of Oregon, magna cum laude

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