Meet Our Staff



Timothy Johnson

Timothy JohnsonTimothy Johnson, of Johnson Law Office, located in Minnesota, focuses primarily on personal injury and wrongful death resulting from car accidents, boating accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, and dog bites and attacks.

Mr. Johnson brings over 16 years of experience to his practice, with an extensive background and history in military as well as civilian law. Here is a brief summary of his background:


  • Numerous civil trials
  • Over 100 No Fault arbitrations
  • Army Legal Specialist Training, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, 1986
  • BA in Business Organizations, Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota 1996
  • Juris Doctorate Degree, William Mitchell College of Law, 2000
  • Owner and Partner, Johnson, Uhl and Associates, Oakdale, Minnesota 2000-2003
  • Soldier of the Year, 2002, 34th Infantry JAG Corps
  • President and Owner, Johnson Law Office, P.A., Woodbury, Minnesota, 2003-present
  • Ombudsman (Professional Government Mediator) Training at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., 2004
  • Second rotation at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. for work in the nation’s highest military legal office 2006
  • Guest Instructor, Continuing Legal Education Courses, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Negotiation Course Guest Coach, Saint Thomas Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2008-present.
  • Student Mentor, Saint Thomas Law School, 2009-present
  • JAG officer (Military Lawyer) in the Minnesota Army National Guard with the 34th Infantry Division. 2000-2008
  • Mediation training and Family Law Certification at Mosten Mediation Training Center, Los Angeles, California, 2009
  • President and Owner, Santa Clara Mediation, 2009-present
  • Member, Washington County Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Member, American Trial Lawyers Association

Nicholas AngelNicholas M. Angel

Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Associate Attorney

Phone (612) 466-3769
Fax (651) 731-8004
Nicholas M. Angel is a strong advocate for his clients. He was raised in Rochester, Minnesota, located in southeastern Minnesota, and attended Winona State University where he graduated in 2010. He then attended law school at William Mitchell College of Law, graduating in 2014.

Upon graduation from law school, Nicholas joined Johnson Law Office. Prior to joining the bar, he served as a legal assistant assisting in getting clients paid for lost wages, medical bills and other benefits. This experience taught him which facts insurers use to evaluate claims. This skill has provided him with the ability to receive the highest settlement possible for his clients. As an Associate Attorney, he has focused on his plaintiff practice on personal injury arising from automotive accidents, slip and falls, and other types of personal injuries.

Areas of Practice:
  • Personal Injury
Bar Admissions:
  • Minnesota, 2015
  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2014
  • Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota, 2010
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • Member

Charles ZuluagaCharles Zuluaga

Phone (651) 797-0971
Fax (651) 731-8004

Charles Zuluaga was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Charles attended University of Minnesota Duluth where he graduated in 2007.  He attended law school at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, graduating in 2012.

In June of 2015, Charles joined Johnson Law Office, P.A. Charles, as a personal injury lawyer, focused on representing individuals who have been victims of car accidents and other personal injury claims. Specifically, Charles helps clients successfully navigate through their personal injury case.

Charles’s background along with his work experience before law school has influenced his practice. Throughout high school and college, Charles worked as a legal assistant and Spanish interpreter and at two personal injury law firms. Charles interacted with clients from the beginning of their case, and helped in the preparation of new files. This experience helped Charles understand first-hand the frustration and suffering that many people experience after being injured in an accident. After college, Charles became the paralegal at a personal injury law firm, where he managed the No Fault claim for all files before the arbitration hearing. Theses roles helped Charles appreciate client’s particular issues after a car accident, and how to best assist a client’s need when confronting insurance companies. Charles works very hard to ensure the maximum recovery for his clients.

Areas of Practice
  • Personal Injury
Bar Admissions:
  • Minnesota, 2015
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota 2007
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 2012
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • American Bar Association Member
  • English & Spanish



Jennifer Smith

Supervising Paralegal & Human Resources Manager

Phone (651) 797-0976
Fax (651) 731-8004

Apple Valley Senior High School

Paralegal Degree Rasmussen College – Honors

Spare time is spent coaching soccer, practicing yoga, marathon training, and boating on the St. Croix River.

“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.” – Jay Danzie

Jennifer Smith

Katie Burns

Katie Burns

North St. Paul High School
Bemidji State University/ Globe University Paralegal Degree

Spare time is spent kickboxing, supporting Minnesota teams, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing.”-Pele

Deanna Richert

Deanna Richert

Mt. Vernon High School
Southwest Baptist University/Minnesota Paralegal Institute
Personal injury paralegal since 2002

Spare time is spent outdoors, working our commercial vineyard, traveling and time with family.

“Do the best you can until you know better.  Then when you know better, do better.” - Maya Angelou

Solomon Vang

Yinshaokie Vang (Solomon)

North St. Paul High School
University of Wisconsin, Superior
Fluent in Hmong & English

Spare time is spent strength training, snowboarding, fixing cars, and playing football.

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.” – Eric Thomas

Gloria Carrera

Gloria Richardson


GAP High School, St. Paul
Minnesota School of Cosmetology
Fluent in Spanish & English

Spare time is spent with my beautiful children,gardening, motorcycle rides with my husband, and shopping.

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

Joe Johnson

Joseph Johnson

Legal Courier
Turtle Lake High School

Spare time is spent singing karaoke, playing bingo and modeling professionally.



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Spare time is spent marathon training and getting ready for fall hunting season.