Jeffery A. Johnson - Partner

Jeff joined May Oberfell Lorber upon graduating from law school in 1980, and has since helped set a standard for ethical, conscientious client service. Concentrating his practice areas on commercial litigation, bankruptcy, corporate counseling, commercial transactions and loan workouts.

Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate & Business
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mediation & Arbitration

Professional Achievements

  • Received a $9 million verdict against Kmart on behalf of a former employee
  • Defended Key Bank in a multi-million-dollar lawsuit through a state court trial and appeals to the Indiana Court of Appeals and Indiana Supreme Court
  • Represented the seller of an international pet food company in a $30 million sale
  • Successfully defended Key Bank in a lawsuit seeking $95 million through federal district court and appeal to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Represented seller of parts distribution business in a $40 million transaction

Professional Affiliations

  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Former Chairman, Advisory Board of LEGUS
  • Former President, Michiana YMCA
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, Michiana YMCA
  • Member, Elder Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
  • Former  Board Member, Penn High School Boosters Club
  • Former President, Penn Harris Madison Education Foundation
  • Founding Member, Board of Corporations for Education


  • State of Indiana
  • State of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit


  • B.A. in Public Affairs with distinction from Indiana University South Bend, 1977
  • J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, 1980

Personal Snapshot

  • Married 45 years
  • Father of two
  • Four Grandchildren
  • Certified scuba diver
  • Favorite beach: Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman