Donald Peder Johnsen


"Don Johnsen, of Gallagher & Kennedy, has always represented our company well!"
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"I have worked with Don Johnsen, of Gallagher & Kennedy, for many years. He is extremely knowledgeable and has given our company excellent service during my tenure. I can't recommend him highly enough!"
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“Donald Johnsen of the labor and employment team is acknowledged by clients as someone who ‘provides excellent practical advice on labor and employment issues and is very talented at presenting his client’s case in adversarial proceedings.’”
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"I've worked with Don Johnsen of Gallagher & Kennedy for a number of years and the knowledge, support, and advice provided helps me manage my operations with a lot more comfort and confidence."
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Pink Jeep Tours, Inc.

Donald Peder Johnsen


Don practices exclusively in the area of employment and labor law.  His experience is both broad and deep and includes advising and representing employers in such matters as employment discrimination and sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, wage and hour disputes, arbitrations, and labor practice charges.  He also advises on employee hiring, discipline, and discharge procedures, drug and alcohol testing, non-competition matters, and labor relations issues, as well as on all other employment-related policies and procedures.

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  • The College of William and Mary
    J.D., 1987
    Order of the Coif
    Managing Editor, William & Mary Law Review
  • University of Arizona
    B.A., high distinction, 1981

Donald PederJohnsen