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JVAM Colorado Mountain Law Firm and Attorneys Partner Benjamin Johnston
EDUCATION

University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D. 2008

William Jewell College, B.S. 2005

MODL Trial Academy, 2014

BAR ADMISSIONS

Colorado 2015

Missouri 2009

New York 2008

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado 2015

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

pro hac admission in various state and federal courts

Benjamin Johnston

Partner

Ben is a founding partner of JVAM. He works with individuals, businesses, and homeowners’ associations to help plot and navigate their legal trajectory. He has represented Fortune 500 companies involved in complex, nationwide problems, and Ben uses that experience to guide his local clients through their legal dilemmas.

Clients choose Ben to solve legal issues because he has a proven track record of success. He has successfully litigated claims in state and federal courts across the country. In addition to developers, contractors, architects, and engineers, Ben represents more than three dozen homeowners’ associations, helping them comply with the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act and other obligations to the thousands of homeowners in their community.

Before launching JVAM, Ben built a foundation for his practice working at all levels of the legal system. Ben developed in-depth trial and appellate court skills while working as a prosecuting attorney for the City of Saint Louis and clerking for the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court. He spent many years with a global law firm in Kansas City, managing commercial and products liability litigation in various state and federal courts for multi-national companies. Ben also spent time in New York City working at one of the world’s top law firms, where he handled mergers and acquisitions, and counseled clients on corporate governance, securities laws, and financial regulations.

Ben is happily married to Kristin Johnston, a local nurse practitioner. Ben and Kristin are the proud parents of two boys, Teddy and Sawyer. In his free time, Ben loves to play with his kids, ski, raft, fish, golf, mountain bike, and spend time at his family’s cabin.

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
  • River Valley Ranch HOA Executive Board 2018-present
  • Roaring Fork Leadership Board of Directors 2016-2018
  • 9th District Bar Association; Treasurer 2016, Vice President 2016, President 2018
  • Executive Council for the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Colorado Bar Association, 2016-2018
  • American Bar Association, Sales Practices Subcommittee, Co-Chair 2015
  • Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division, Liaison, Construction Law Group 2015
  • Aspen Young Professional Association 2015
  • Roaring Fork Young Professional Association 2015
  • Roaring Fork Leadership Academy 2015
  • AmeriCorps Service 2009-2010
  • Vice-Chair, Missouri Bar Association’s Tort Law Committee 2010-2011
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Partner, Balcomb & Green, P.C., Glenwood Springs 2015-2021
  • Senior Associate, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, Kansas City, Missouri 2011-2015
  • Law Clerk, Missouri Supreme Court 2010-2011
  • Special Assistant Circuit Attorney, St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office 2009-2010
  • Associate, Hunton & Williams, LLP, New York 2008-2009
PUBLICATIONS
  • “Conspiracy Liability: if the Underlying Wrong Doesn’t Fit, You Must Acquit,” American Bar Association 2015
  • “Class Actions and Mass Torts Answer Book,” Co-Author, Practising Law Institute 2015
  • “Consumers Must Show Manufacturer’ False Ads are ‘Literally False’,” Contributor, American Bar Association 2015
  • “Cotenants Trumping Cotenants – The 8th Circuit takes a diverse stance on Cotenants’ Authority Under the Fourth Amendment,” Missouri Law Review 2008
  • “Local Bar Handbook,” Resource Handbook, Colorado Bar Association 2018
JVAM Colorado Mountain Law Firm and Attorneys Partner Benjamin Johnston
BAR ADMISSIONS

Colorado 2015

Missouri 2009

New York 2008

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado 2015

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

pro hac admission in various state and federal courts

Benjamin Johnston

Partner

Ben is a founding partner of JVAM. He works with individuals, businesses, and homeowners’ associations to help plot and navigate their legal trajectory. He has represented Fortune 500 companies involved in complex, nationwide problems, and Ben uses that experience to guide his local clients through their legal dilemmas.

Clients choose Ben to solve legal issues because he has a proven track record of success. He has successfully litigated claims in state and federal courts across the country. In addition to developers, contractors, architects, and engineers, Ben represents more than three dozen homeowners’ associations, helping them comply with the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act and other obligations to the thousands of homeowners in their community.

Before launching JVAM, Ben built a foundation for his practice working at all levels of the legal system. Ben developed in-depth trial and appellate court skills while working as a prosecuting attorney for the City of Saint Louis and clerking for the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court. He spent many years with a global law firm in Kansas City, managing commercial and products liability litigation in various state and federal courts for multi-national companies. Ben also spent time in New York City working at one of the world’s top law firms, where he handled mergers and acquisitions, and counseled clients on corporate governance, securities laws, and financial regulations.

Ben is happily married to Kristin Johnston, a local nurse practitioner. Ben and Kristin are the proud parents of two boys, Teddy and Sawyer. In his free time, Ben loves to play with his kids, ski, raft, fish, golf, mountain bike, and spend time at his family’s cabin.

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
  • River Valley Ranch HOA Executive Board 2018-present
  • Roaring Fork Leadership Board of Directors 2016-2018
  • 9th District Bar Association; Treasurer 2016, Vice President 2016, President 2018
  • Executive Council for the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Colorado Bar Association, 2016-2018
  • American Bar Association, Sales Practices Subcommittee, Co-Chair 2015
  • Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division, Liaison, Construction Law Group 2015
  • Aspen Young Professional Association 2015
  • Roaring Fork Young Professional Association 2015
  • Roaring Fork Leadership Academy 2015
  • AmeriCorps Service 2009-2010
  • Vice-Chair, Missouri Bar Association’s Tort Law Committee 2010-2011
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Partner, Balcomb & Green, P.C., Glenwood Springs 2015-2021
  • Senior Associate, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, Kansas City, Missouri 2011-2015
  • Law Clerk, Missouri Supreme Court 2010-2011
  • Special Assistant Circuit Attorney, St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office 2009-2010
  • Associate, Hunton & Williams, LLP, New York 2008-2009
PUBLICATIONS
  • “Conspiracy Liability: if the Underlying Wrong Doesn’t Fit, You Must Acquit,” American Bar Association 2015
  • “Class Actions and Mass Torts Answer Book,” Co-Author, Practising Law Institute 2015
  • “Consumers Must Show Manufacturer’ False Ads are ‘Literally False’,” Contributor, American Bar Association 2015
  • “Cotenants Trumping Cotenants – The 8th Circuit takes a diverse stance on Cotenants’ Authority Under the Fourth Amendment,” Missouri Law Review 2008
  • “Local Bar Handbook,” Resource Handbook, Colorado Bar Association 2018
JVAM Colorado Mountain Law Firm and Attorneys Partner Benjamin Johnston

Benjamin Johnston

Partner

PRACTICE AREAS
BAR ADMISSIONS

Colorado 2015

Missouri 2009

New York 2008

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado 2015

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

pro hac admission in various state and federal courts

Ben is a founding partner of JVAM. He works with individuals, businesses, and homeowners’ associations to help plot and navigate their legal trajectory. He has represented Fortune 500 companies involved in complex, nationwide problems, and Ben uses that experience to guide his local clients through their legal dilemmas.

Clients choose Ben to solve legal issues because he has a proven track record of success. He has successfully litigated claims in state and federal courts across the country. In addition to developers, contractors, architects, and engineers, Ben represents more than three dozen homeowners’ associations, helping them comply with the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act and other obligations to the thousands of homeowners in their community.

Before launching JVAM, Ben built a foundation for his practice working at all levels of the legal system. Ben developed in-depth trial and appellate court skills while working as a prosecuting attorney for the City of Saint Louis and clerking for the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court. He spent many years with a global law firm in Kansas City, managing commercial and products liability litigation in various state and federal courts for multi-national companies. Ben also spent time in New York City working at one of the world’s top law firms, where he handled mergers and acquisitions, and counseled clients on corporate governance, securities laws, and financial regulations.

Ben is happily married to Kristin Johnston, a local nurse practitioner. Ben and Kristin are the proud parents of two boys, Teddy and Sawyer. In his free time, Ben loves to play with his kids, ski, raft, fish, golf, mountain bike, and spend time at his family’s cabin.

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
  • River Valley Ranch HOA Executive Board 2018-present
  • Roaring Fork Leadership Board of Directors 2016-2018
  • 9th District Bar Association; Treasurer 2016, Vice President 2016, President 2018
  • Executive Council for the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Colorado Bar Association, 2016-2018
  • American Bar Association, Sales Practices Subcommittee, Co-Chair 2015
  • Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division, Liaison, Construction Law Group 2015
  • Aspen Young Professional Association 2015
  • Roaring Fork Young Professional Association 2015
  • Roaring Fork Leadership Academy 2015
  • AmeriCorps Service 2009-2010
  • Vice-Chair, Missouri Bar Association’s Tort Law Committee 2010-2011
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Partner, Balcomb & Green, P.C., Glenwood Springs 2015-2021
  • Senior Associate, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, Kansas City, Missouri 2011-2015
  • Law Clerk, Missouri Supreme Court 2010-2011
  • Special Assistant Circuit Attorney, St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office 2009-2010
  • Associate, Hunton & Williams, LLP, New York 2008-2009
PUBLICATIONS
  • “Conspiracy Liability: if the Underlying Wrong Doesn’t Fit, You Must Acquit,” American Bar Association 2015
  • “Class Actions and Mass Torts Answer Book,” Co-Author, Practising Law Institute 2015
  • “Consumers Must Show Manufacturer’ False Ads are ‘Literally False’,” Contributor, American Bar Association 2015
  • “Cotenants Trumping Cotenants – The 8th Circuit takes a diverse stance on Cotenants’ Authority Under the Fourth Amendment,” Missouri Law Review 2008
  • “Local Bar Handbook,” Resource Handbook, Colorado Bar Association 2018

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