Harold E. Johnson

Williams Mullen

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South 10th Street 200
Richmond 23219 VA US

Harold E. Johnson regularly litigates various matters in both state and federal courts. He devotes a significant portion of his practice to insurance, and he regularly advises clients regarding their insurance needs and represents them when disputes over coverage arise. Hal handles insurance coverage work for several insurance companies, and he also advises both individual and corporate policyholders on various types of insurance, including property, liability, directors and officers and environmental insurance policies.

Hal is also a co-chair of the firm’s education practice group. He works with educational institutions on various matters, both inside and outside the courtroom. He advises colleges and independent schools regarding board-level governance; Title IX investigations; FERPA and privacy issues; student conduct codes and disciplinary proceedings; endowment management and the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (“UPMIFA”); employment disputes and tenure denial decisions; policies regarding free speech and political speech on campus; Department of Education and/or Office of Civil Rights investigations; and facilities management, as well as risk management and insurance needs.

In addition to his work in the insurance and education arenas, Hal works with the firm’s tax practice to handle litigation matters related to state and local taxation. He also litigates general commercial disputes, personal injury claims and other litigation for the firm’s clients.

Hal is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys and the Defense Research Institute. Civically, he is a co-chair of the Richmond Regional Selection Committee for the University of Virginia’s Jefferson Scholar Program and a member of the board of the Virginia College Fund.

Hal received his Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from the University of Virginia, where he was a Jefferson Scholar and an Echols Scholar. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Richmond Bar Association


  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.), 2003
  • University of Virginia (B.A.), 1999
    • Echols Scholar, Jefferson Scholar


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South 10th Street 200
Richmond 23219 VA US
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