Brandy L. Johnson – Of Counsel

Brandy is an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law. Regarding her practice, she concentrates on workers’ compensation and employment law, but has experience in the areas of tort litigation, including premises liability, personal injury, appellate practice, insurance law, and medical malpractice. Brandy has participated in appeals to the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Illinois’ Court of Appeals’ Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Illinois Court of Appeals for the Fifth District, the Missouri Supreme Court, the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Southern District of Missouri, the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission.

In 2015 and 2016, Brandy was selected as an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and serves on the Association’s Standing Committee for Disability Law and its Diversity Leadership Council. She is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and has been a longstanding member of its Workers’ Compensation Committee. Brandy is also a member of Inns of Court and the Illinois Jackson County Bar Association. In 2019, Brandy was selected to serve on the Illinois Legal Aid Diversity & Inclusion Working Group. In 2017, she received an AV Preeminent rating and a Silver Client Champion rating from Martindale-Hubbell. She was selected as a Leading Lawyer in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Brandy currently serves on the Advisory Council for the IL Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s statewide initiative “Bullying in the Legal Profession.” It is believed to be one of the first wide-scale projects conducted in the U.S. on this topic.

Brandy has published articles in the Journal of Legal Medicine, the Journal of Health Law, the Hematology Oncology Clinics of North America Health Law and Policy, the Encyclopedia of Women’s Health, the Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health, the Missouri Medical Law Report, the Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health, Public Risk Magazine, the HIV/AIDS Desk Reference for Mental Health Professionals, and Forensic Epidemiology in the Global Context.

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law; Insurance Defense
  • Workers’ Compensation Defense


  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois


  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, J.D., 2003
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, B.A., 2000