Successfully litigating commercial class action cases
Rod Johnston is a member of the Commercial 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.
Rod joined Sommers Schwartz as an associate after successfully interning with the firm. During his time as an intern, he participated in researching and drafting civil pleadings and related correspondence in pending state and federal cases, including demand letters, motions to compel discovery, complaints, and motions for conditional class certification.
Prior to going to law school at WMU Cooley Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude, Rod earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and an MBA from Wayne State University and then launched a career in the commercial real estate industry where he was responsible for various investment activities, leasing, and other developments.
While attending law school, Rod served as a student attorney in the Estate Planning Clinic.
- State Bar of Michigan
- Appellate Practice Section
- Business Law Section
- Criminal Law Section
- Labor & Employment Law Section
- Probate & Estate Planning Section
- Young Lawyers Section
- 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