John M. Johnson

John M. Johnson

Florham Park, New Jersey
John M. Johnson is a principal with the law firm of Johnson & Johnson and has been engaged in the practice of law for 40 years. While Johnson & Johnson is a full service law firm,  Mr. Johnson's practice is concentrated in Real Estate, Zoning, Land Use,  Municipal Law, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Estate Litigation.

Mr. Johnson regularly represents public entities, developers and home owners in their real estate and land use matters.

Mr. Johnson's practice addresses all aspects of Estate Planning, Administration and litigation.  He provides a customed, tailored approach to each estate matter so as to provide the appropriate service in that matter. Whether that involves asses preservation or the special needs of children and adults.

He has served as Planning Board attorney, Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney, Town Attorney, and Redevelopment Attorney at various municipalities throughout the State of New Jersey.  Mr. Johnson is also a retired Municipal Court Judge. Mr. Johnson received his B.B.A from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. with honors from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation
  • Land Use Law
  • Real Estate

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1976
  • New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, 1976
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1983


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • B.B.A.
    • Major: Finance

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member, 1976 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1976 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of John M. Johnson, Esq., 1993 - 1998
  • Law Firm of Leo and Johnson, Esqs., Partner, 1978 - 1993