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PO Box 30
Decatur, IN 46733
Phone: 260-918-4451
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Joseph M. Johnson II

Joseph M. Johnson II

Decatur, Indiana

Joseph M. Johnson, II, was admitted to the Indiana State bar in 1971 and to the Ohio State Bar in 2001. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts - Northern and Southern districts of Indiana and the United States Supreme Court. He received his juris doctorate degree from the Indiana University Indianapolis Law School. His professional memberships include: Adams County Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association (Board of Directors 1995-1997), Indiana Bar Foundation (President, 1990-1992), Indiana Trial lawyers Association, American Bar Association and American Association for Justice.

Since beginning his practice in 1971, Mr. Johnson has been primarily a trial lawyer, representing individuals and families in a variety of litigation areas, including personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, insurance, commercial, criminal, divorce and child custody. He has had nearly forty (40) years of trial experience throughout Northeast Indiana, with jury trial experience in Adams, Wells, Huntington, Allen & Whitely Counties, and also in Ohio. Mr. Johnson had also had appellate practice experience in Indiana and Ohio. Some of his published opinions include: Helm v. Helm. 873 N.E. 2d 83, Ind. App. (2007) Indiana Court of Appeals; In Re: The Marriage of Huss. 888 N.E. 2d 1238, Ind. (2008) Indiana Supreme Court; and Thompson v. Bagley. 3d Dist No. 11 -04-12,2005-Ohio-I921, Ohio 3d Dist. Court of Appeals,

In addition to litigation, Mr. Johnson also practices in other areas, including: probate, wills, trusts, real estate, corporate and municipal law (Decatur City Attorney 1976-1987).

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury (Auto Accidents, Slip & Fall, Dog Bites, etc.)
  • Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Domestic Relations Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1971
  • Ohio, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1971
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978


  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1971
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.S. - 1966
    • Major: Education

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ind. State Bar Assoc., Board Member, 1997
  • Ind. State Bar Assoc., 1971 - 2009
  • Ind. Trial Lawyers Assn., Sustaining Member, 1971 - 2009
  • American Bar Assn., 1971 - 2009
  • Ohio State Bar Assn., 2004 - 2009
  • Ind. Bar Foundation, President, 1990 - 1992
  • Ind. Bar Foundation, 1971 - 2009
  • Adams Co. Bar Assn., 1974 - 2009
  • American Assn of Justice, 1971 - 2009


  • Phi Kappa Tau

At DDeVoss, Baker, Ainsworth & Razo, A Professional Corporation, we have represented Indiana clients for more than 100 years. Our clients come from Decatur, Fort Wayne, Bluffton, Geneva, Portland, and throughout Adams County, Wells County, Allen County, Jay County and Huntington County.