Peter Johnson

Board of Directors

Mr. Peter Johnson Jr., President of Leahey & Johnson, P.C., is a trial and appellate lawyer, a well-known authority on jurisprudence and government, and has been named a “Super Lawyer” in the New York Metro area for the past several years.

Founded in 1953 by the late Judge Joseph M. Leahey and Peter Johnson, Sr., Leahey and Johnson has evolved into a performance-oriented, standard-setting specialist in trials and appeals of tort, commercial, and corporate matters throughout the greater New York Metropolitan area.  The firm’s many achievements have earned Leahey & Johnson the highest possible rating (“AV”) from Martindale Hubbell.  Leahey & Johnson offers its clients expertise and a record of success in trials and appeals of all matters, including:  general liability; commercial, business and corporate litigation; complex and catastrophe litigation; insurance coverage and litigation; product, medical and life sciences liability; work place, labor law and premises liability; entertainment and media litigation; employment; not-for-profit, church and cemetery liability and litigation; and workers’ compensation.

After the 2000 presidential election, Governor George Pataki appointed Johnson chairman of the New York State Task Force on Election Modernization. In government, he served as senior adviser to Mayor David N. Dinkins and senior vice president of the New York State Urban Development Corporation.

Mr. Johnson has served as a legal analyst for the Fox News Channel since 1997.