Eric Johnson ’78

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Eric Johnson may be a longtime resident of Bainbridge Island, but he will always be a Minnesotan at heart, despite leaving the state in 1986 to serve in the Air Force. He is an alumnus of St. Olaf College, received his B.A. in political science from the University of Minnesota, and earned his J.D. degree at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Johnson, whose private law firm is located in Seattle, has practiced law throughout Washington, California and Minnesota for 26 years, specializing in civil litigation. His son, Sam Johnson ’22, is currently attending St. Olaf. Prior to joining the St. Olaf Alumni Board, Johnson participated in regional alumni outreach events as a member of the Seattle-area alumni steering committee. He loves academia in general, but especially loves St. Olaf, where he hopes to promote and foster the reach of St. Olaf in the great Seattle area.

I hope to give back to a school that fostered my personal growth and self-esteem by providing a rigorous academic program within a tight-knit, broadly inclusive, and beautiful community.