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Jennifer R. Johnson

Of Counsel

Ms. Johnson focuses her practice in litigation, including the prosecution and defense of commercial claims, as well as the defense of personal injury actions.


Jennifer R. Johnson contact information

Phone: 913-338-0717
Fax: 913-345-4832

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Ms. Johnson practices in litigation and risk management, with a focus on commercial disputes, including construction and employment matters. She also assists clients with risk management strategies, advising clients on best practices to avoid claims, handling claims after they are asserted, and ensuring clients use best practices to put themselves in the most favorable position available if it becomes necessary to defend a lawsuit. Ms. Johnson also has extensive experience in matters involving internet defamation, including litigation involving application of Anti-SLAPP legislation like Kansas’ Public Speech Protection Act.
Practicing in the Kansas City area, Ms. Johnson also assists clients in the emerging cannabis industry, and advises businesses working with cannabis industry participants related to unique issues that develop in the context of providing ancillary services to cannabis industries operating in compliance with state law.  Ms. Johnson also provides advice to employers as to best practices, including modification of policies and procedures to address patients who are qualified patients under Missouri’s medical cannabis law.
Jennifer’s litigation experience is diverse, and includes the defense of claims made pursuant to federal and state employment laws and regulations; prosecuting and defending claims for breach of contract; defending claims for violation of consumer protection statutes; prosecuting and defending claims for misappropriation of trade secrets and/or breach of fiduciary duty; and defending premises liability, construction defect, product liability, and professional liability claims.
Jennifer joined Hinkle Law Firm after earning her Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. Following law school, Jennifer began her practice in the Wichita office. She moved to Overland Park in 2010 to help the firm open Hinkle’s Kansas City Office, returning to Johnson County where she was raised.

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Affiliations, Activities & Honors

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2011- Present


  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 2005
    –  Order of the Coif
  • University of Kansas, B.A., Political Science, honors, highest distinction, 2002

Bar Admissions 

  • Kansas Supreme Court
  • Missouri Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas
  • Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District
  • Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District