Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson is an experienced litigator who represents clients in complex commercial, construction, and First Amendment disputes. 

Brad’s practice is focused primarily on business litigation, serving clients in various industries, including in complex commercial litigation, construction law, First Amendment disputes, Open Records/Sunshine Law requests, insurance recovery claims, class actions and appeals. Brad is passionate about providing his clients with exceptional representation at every stage of litigation.

Prior to joining First & Fourteenth, Brad was an attorney at a national “Am Law 200” law firm. Before his legal career, Brad attended seminary and worked at a local, non-denominational church, which he has continued to attend for over a decade. These experiences have given Brad keen insights and experiences for his burgeoning First Amendment and religious institution practice. 

Representative Matters

Maxus Metro., LLC v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am., No. 20-CV-0095-FJG, 2024 WL 358232 (W.D. Mo. Jan. 3, 2024). Secured multi-million jury verdict, along with an award of attorneys’ fees, prejudgment interest, and post-judgment interest in favor of owner of multi-family apartment complex against insurance carrier for damages sustained from a two-alarm fire.

Obtained half-million-dollar arbitration award for delay and disruption damages, along with all attorney’s fees, in favor of general contractor against its subcontractor arising from the construction of a county jail.

Argued in support of and secured partial summary judgment in favor of property owner against its project manager establishing the existence of an oral contract and its implied terms.

Trial counsel for a three-week arbitration arising from the defective construction of a multi-family apartment complex.

United Prairie Bank v. Molnau Trucking LLC, No. A23-1096, 2023 WL 5994060 (Minn. Ct. App. Sept. 12, 2023). Obtained summary judgment award finding secured creditor had superior interest in accounts receivable to a bonding company which had asserted a claim to the same funds pursuant to payment and performance bonds it had issued on a public construction project, resulting in a half-million-dollar award for the client.

Drafted and filed numerous mechanic’s liens and related notices on behalf of general contractors and subcontractors, often resulting in payment to clients without need for litigation.

Represented news organization in prominent Colorado Anti-SLAPP litigation.

Gross v. Parson, 624 S.W.3d 877 (Mo. 2021). Drafted amicus brief in support of a Requester at the Missouri Supreme Court challenging charges for attorney review time in response to a Sunshine Law request, resulting in ruling that charges for attorney review time are not authorized under the Missouri Sunshine Law.

Drafted and negotiated multi-million-dollar construction contracts for various public and private developments on behalf of non-profits, commercial property owners, subcontractors, and vendors.


J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, magna cum laude
M.T.S., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A., Oklahoma Christian University, magna cum laude

Bar and Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Professional and Community Involvement 
  • Missouri Bar Association 
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Redeemer Fellowship Johnson County, Member and Small Group Leader
  • Licensed Foster Parent, 2017–2023
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