Representative Matters

Alyssa Johnson focuses her practice in professional liability defense litigation. She also has substantial experience with litigation involving real estate, property, workers compensation, health and disability insurance and ERISA claims.

Ms. Johnson is involved in all phases of the litigation process. She drafts motions and memoranda, drafts and responds to discovery, and conducts and defends depositions, as well as argues motions in court. She also drafts and prepares appellate briefs.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in August 2016, Alyssa gained trial and litigation experience. She was an associate for one year with a firm in Hartford, Wisconsin, and she began her legal career with a firm in Brookfield, Wisconsin, where she also was a law clerk during law school. In addition, Alyssa worked as a research assistant to Professor Jessica Slavin. During her undergraduate studies, she was a legal intern with a firm and non-profit organization in Washington, D.C.

Alyssa's law school accomplishments include having been a member of the Dean's List. She received a CALI Award for Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research. Alyssa served as President of the Environmental Law Society, and was an Academic Success Program leader for Legal Research and Writing.

Alyssa is also in the State Bar of Wisconsin's Ready.Set.Practice. New Lawyer Mentoring Program which is in its pilot year. The program matched twenty-five new lawyers practicing five years or less with a lawyer having six years or more of experience within the legal profession to provide mentor and mentee relationships.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Women Lawyers, Member
  • National Association of Women Lawyers, Member 
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member, 2012–Present
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member

Representative Matters

Ms.Johnson represented a mortgage company in trial and subsequent appeal where the court of appeals extended the business record's exception to the rule against hearsay to allow admission of a third-party's records into evidence where the records are integrated into the offering party's records and relied on by the offering party, and where the elements of the business records exception are otherwise met.


  • Co-Presenter, "Legal Ethics: Attorney Fees and Client Funds," National Business Institute, December 20, 2017

  • "Foreclosure Compliance: New Requirements and Advanced Issues," National Business Institute, Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 15-16, 2014


  • "Inexcusable Incompetence: The Duty to 'Keep Abreast' of Technology", DRI's, For the Defense, Volume 53, Issue 3, 2017.

  • "May State Law Take Away an Employer's Right to Do Business in the State as a Penalty for Employing Unauthorized Aliens, When Federal Law Handles Such Violations Differently?" co-author, 3 PREVIEW 121 (2010).


In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys running, biking, and yoga as well as spending time with family and friends. Alyssa also spends time raising money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


J.D., Marquette University Law School, 2012

B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, 2009