Amy M. Johnston

Amy M. Johnston Detroit Commercial Attorney Miller Canfield
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Professional Biography

Amy M. Johnston is a Principal at Miller Canfield's Detroit office. She is a seasoned litigator who specializes in complex commercial disputes and class actions with an emphasis on banking, energy, manufacturing and real estate industries. 

With more than 25 years of courtroom and commercial arbitration experience, Amy has represented large and small companies in business, trade secret, anti-trust, PMPA, environmental, oil and gas royalties, electric energy, utility accounting, avoided costs, FERC, PURPA, class actions, construction, real estate, UCC, petroleum marketing and branding, mass tort, contract and product liability matters. She has also represented lender clients in defensive litigation as well as real estate workouts and foreclosures in Michigan and Ohio.

Clients routinely look to Amy as trusted counsel. She excels at client service and is well-known for her skills, depth, breath and high reputation in the legal community. Her experience in representing companies from pre-litigation through trial enables her to provide insight into litigation avoidance as well as trial strategies for successful outcomes. Amy's practice is nationwide, having represented clients in state and federal courts and arbitration hearings throughout the United States.

Throughout the years, Amy has established solid relationships with clients and developed a deep knowledge and understanding of clients' business objectives. Amy regularly serves as general business counsel to a wide range of companies, from Fortune 500 to start-up. Amy is highly regarded for providing advice on a broad range of business and legal matters with an eye toward consistency in process and long-term business solutions.

Amy is publicly recognized as a leading lawyer. In 2020, she was named as one of the Best Women Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers®, as well as recognized in the top 5 Women Lawyers and top 10 Women Business Lawyers by Leading Lawyers. Amy was also honored for her leadership in Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 2014 Women in the Law. In addition, she has been recognized on U.S. News & World Report's "Top 25 Women Lawyers in Michigan" list since 2016, "Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan" since 2011 and "Best Lawyers in America" since 2008. She has been a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, the trial lawyer honorary society, since 2007.

Amy is also the former Chair of Miller Canfield's Managing Directors.

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