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Andrewe William Johnson

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awj@jjlaw.biz
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T: 309.647.4200
F: 309.647.4211

Office 212 E. Chestnut
Canton, IL 61520
USA

Bio

Andrewe W. Johnson was born in 1970, in Canton, Illinois. Andrewe graduated as valedictorian in 1988 from Lewistown Community High School in Lewistown, Illinois. He attended Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, from 1988 to 1990. At Monmouth College, Andrewe joined Theta Chi social fraternity, earned a letter in varsity football, served as interfraternity council president, and participated in various theater and campus media activities. In 1991, Andrewe transferred to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in two majors, History and Rhetoric. Andrewe attended law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving hisJuris Doctordegree with Honors in 1995. During law school, Andrewe served on the staff of the North Carolina Law Review and worked with the University of North Carolina Criminal Clinic program. He also volunteered with the Death Penalty Project and participated in Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and on the law school's intramural football team. Andrewe received academic awards in criminal law, criminal procedure, and remedies.
    After graduation, Andrewe joined the firm of Collins Law Office, P.C., which later became Collins & Johnson, P.C., until January 1, 2012, when Andrewe and Stephanie left Collins & Johnson, P.C. to form Johnson & Johnson, P.C..  Andrewe has been admitted to practice law in Illinois by the Illinois Supreme Court and has been admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.  Andrewe served as the President of the Fulton County Bar Association in 2004-2005.  Andrewe handles business law, real estate, wills, trusts, and probate estates, along with representing units of local government in municipal and pension matters. Andrewe also handles criminal defense, traffic, and civil litigation in Fulton, Knox, Mason, McDonough, Schuyler, and Tazewell Counties. He has office hours in Peoria Heights on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..
     Andrewe has experience in Cannabis Law in the areas of regulatory compliance and security, entity formation and general business law, banking, and mergers and acquisitions, including having been involved since inception with one of Illinois' initial dispensary licensees pursuant to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act.
    In his leisure time, Andrewe studies and teaches Kosho Ryu Kempo Karate (as a certified instructor currently holding the rank of Go Dan, Fifth Degree Black Belt); enjoys travel; and spends time with his wife, Stephanie (who is also an attorney at Johnson & Johnson, P.C.); daughters, Riley and Morgan; and their Maine Coon Cat and Bernedoodle puppy.
 

Education

Juris Doctor with Honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995
North Carolina Law Review Staff; American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992
Theta Chi Fraternity

Attendance, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL, 1988-1990
Theta Chi fraternity Interfraternity Council President Football (1988-90), Varsity Letterman 1989.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Illinois, 1995
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2011

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association
Member Since: 1995

Peoria County Bar Association
Member Since: 2020

Fulton County Bar Association
Member Since: 1995-2021
President, 2004-2005

International Cannabis Bar Association
Member Since: 2019-2021