Rod Johnston is a member of the Complex Litigation Group, participating in the firm’s direct and class action litigation on behalf of those harmed as a result of wage and overtime violations and consumer fraud.
After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and MBA from Wayne State University, Rod had an extensive career in the commercial real estate industry and was responsible for various development, leasing, and investment activities. He then pursued his Juris Doctor at WMU Cooley Law School, where he also served as a student attorney in the Estate Planning Clinic before graduating magna cum laude in 2015.
Rod joined Sommers Schwartz as an associate after a successful internship with the firm.
- Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
- Honors Scholarship Recipient
- Shane Joseph Johnson Memorial Award
- Wayne State University, Master of Business Administration
- Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
- Wayne State University, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
- Varsity Baseball Scholarship
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Areas of Practice
- State Bar of Michigan
- Appellate Practice, Business Law, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, Probate & Estate Planning, and Young Lawyers Sections