I’m a litigator. I view my profession as a vocation and a calling. While I didn’t set out in life to be a lawyer, I realized along the way that it was my calling to be one – to be someone who fights for my clients. I care deeply for my clients and I enjoy the competition of the courtroom. It’s passion and care that I bring to my work.



“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”


JOSHUA C. JOHNSON | Roanoke Attorney at Law


Litigation isn’t easy; however, every case is an opportunity to put my experience and knowledge to the test. It requires strategic thinking, quick and decisive action, and hard work. There is art and science behind each decision – and most of the decisions are serious and consequential. I have years of training and experience and I will have put in the care and diligence when I walk into the courtroom with my clients.

Having grown up in the coal fields of far Southwest Virginia, I have a deep admiration for the talented folks who work hard as contractors and subcontractors. I enjoy working with these craftsmen who take pride in their work the same way I do.

Construction litigation is a unique practice area with unique problems. For over a decade, I have primarily focused on construction cases and have developed a depth of knowledge of the practice and the industry. I have represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, and engineers in all areas of dispute resolution forums. I am also the former Chairman of the Construction and Public Contracts Section of the Virginia Bar Association.

  • Virginia, 2005
  • Co-Author, Deal…or No Deal? Identifying and Addressing Gray Areas in Construction Contracting. The Construction Lawyer, Journal of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Volume 33 No. 3, Summer, 2013
  • Co-Author, Social Media and Discovery — New Tools, Same Rules; The VADA Journal of Civil Litigation Co-author, Vol. XXII, No. 4, WINTER 2010-2011
  • Co-Author, Daewoo: A Cautionary Tale of Federal Contracting; The VADA Journal of Civil Litigation, Vol. XXII, No. 2,, Summer, 2010
  • Joint Defense Agreements in Virginia: A Cost-Benefit Analysis; The VADA Journal of Civil Litigation, Volume XX, No. 4, , Winter 2008-2009
  • Rated “AV/Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Certified Administrator for LexisNexis CaseMap® software
  • Designated one of the Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine for the area of Construction, 2014 – Present
  • Elected to Virginia Super Lawyer Rising Stars in various areas including Construction/Surety Law, Construction Defects, and Alternative Dispute Resolution: 2010 – 2011, 2013 – 2017
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation Section, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Former Chair (2011-2012); former Vice-Chair (2010)
  • Virginia State Bar, Member
  • The Virginia Bar Association; Construction and Public Contracts Section, Member, Secretary (2014), Vice Chair (2015), Chairman (2017), 2013 – Present
  • Virginia State Bar – Board of Governors, Construction Law and Public Contracts Section
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Roanoke Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia Western Community College Local Advisory Board, Member, 2014 – Present, Chair (2018-2019)
  • Shenandoah Club, Board of Governors, 2013 – 2017
  • Faith Christian School , Former Board Secretary, Board of Directors, 2010 – 2016