Representative Matters

Alyssa Johnson represents a wide range of professionals in liability matters. Armed with extensive trial and appellate experience, she is a fierce advocate for each of her clients. Alyssa defends lawyers and law firms in legal malpractice matters, including those arising from their underlying casework, as well as claims alleging Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) violations. She also represents financial advisors in disciplinary proceedings and real estate brokers in claims of misrepresentations.

Alyssa has nearly a decade of experience representing clients in a variety of matters. She is an active participant in the State Bar of Wisconsin's Ready.Set.Practice. New Lawyer Mentoring Program. The program matches new lawyers that have been practicing five years or less with a lawyer that has six years or more of experience within the legal profession to provide mentor and mentee relationships.

During her undergraduate studies, she was a legal intern with The Washington Center, in D.C.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Women Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • Lawyers' Professionalism and Ethics Committee, Young Lawyer Liaison Chair, 2018 – Present
  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
    • Litigation Section

Honors & Awards

  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Professional Malpractice Law, 2021
  • Recognized on the Rising Stars list by Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017 – 2020

Representative Matters

  • Represented a mortgage company in trial and subsequent appeal. The court of appeals extended the business record's exception to the rule against hearsay—allowing 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—where the elements of the business records exception are otherwise met.


  • Co-Presenter, "Overcoming Gender Bias and Advancing in the Legal Profession for Women," NBI Webinar, December 15, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Legal Ethics of Client Communications: Protect Your Professional Reputation and Prevent Client Complaints," NBI Webinar, December 27, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, "Legal Ethics of Technology Competence: Attorney Requirements and Responsibilities Under the New Legal Ethics Technology Competence Duty," NBI Seminar, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 17, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, "The 7 Deadly Sins of Legal Ethics," NBI, June 29, 2018; Rebroadcast, May 14, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, "Legal Ethics of Client Communication," NBI, June 19, 2018; Rebroadcast, March 14, 2019
  • "Legal Ethics: New Developments, Proposed Rules, and Evolving Attorney Duties You Need to Know," NBI, February 6, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, "Legal Ethics: New & Proposed Rules & Top Ethics Opinions," NBI, December 20, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, "Legal Ethics: New Rules for Client Due Diligence," NBI, April 18, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, "Legal Ethics: Solutions to the Most Common Challenges," NBI, February 27, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, "Legal Ethics: Top 10 Client Mistakes," NBI, January 31, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, "Legal Ethics: Attorney Fees and Client Funds," NBI, December 20, 2017
  • "Foreclosure Compliance: New Requirements and Advanced Issues," NBI, Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 15 – 16, 2014


Blog Posts

Hinshaw Publications


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

Community/Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Ready.Set.Practice Mentee, 2016 – 2018
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Ready.Set.Practice Mentor, 2019

J.D., Marquette University Law School, 2012

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