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Melanie A. Johnson


Melanie A. Johnson is a member of Nichols Kaster’s Civil Rights and Impact litigation team where she fights discrimination and advocates for employees, students, and other individuals in complex class and collective actions.

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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.

Admissions & Education

  • 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

Speaking Engagements & Publications