We are a small law firm that offers personal service, cost effectiveness and quality representation. But that doesn't mean you lose out on big-firm experience by working with us. Our attorney, Wesley Johnson, has practiced law for more than 35 years. That's 35 years spent helping people through some of the most difficult times in their lives.
Wesley says it best: "I can't tell you how good it makes me feel to have someone come to me with a difficult problem and know that I can make it better. That's why I practice law."
At Wesley Johnson Attorney at Law in Longview, Washington, we are here to help individuals and families find solutions. In personal injury law, that means helping you get the medical care you need and the financial resources you are entitled to under the law. In our other areas of practice, it might mean going up against your employer for proper wages or explaining probate laws to you after a loved one has passed away. Whatever the challenge you face, we have the experience to meet it head on.
Our Commitment To Service
We care about offering personal, attentive service to our clients. We will:
• Make every effort to return phone calls within 24 hours
• Share correspondence and legal papers to keep you abreast of what is going on
• Give periodic updates at least every 30 days
• Provide the highest quality service possible
Learn More About Us
To learn more about attorney Wesley Johnson and our experienced staff members, please review below:
Wesley S. Johnson - Attorney
Wesley is a people-oriented plaintiff attorney, in Longview, WA. who is dedicated to providing his clients with the highest caliber legal representation. He offers his legal services chiefly in Personal Injury and Employment in Longview,and the surrounding cities. Mr. Johnson focuses on personal service, cost effectiveness, and quality representation. He truly believes in the welfare of private citizens, devoting every day to the people's practice. He is steadfast in being attentive to community and civic matters.
Mr. Johnson was born in Trimont, Minnesota on May 5, 1954. He was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1979, followed by his admittance to the Washington State Bar in 1986. His education includes Concordia College (BA, summa cum laude, 1975) and the University of Oregon (JD, 1979).
Mr. Johnson is an active member of:
- Oregon State Bar Association
- Washington State Bar Association
- Washington State Association for Justice
- Ethnic Support Council Board
- Oregon Trial Lawyers
Sue Truluck - Legal Assistant
When I was a child, my family watched the television program "Perry Mason", which was about a lawyer. I always wanted to be just like Della Street, Mr. Mason's secretary. My dad even started calling me "Della" because I talked about wanting to be like her when I grew up. She was always at Perry Mason's side and I admired her coolness and efficiency and how resourceful she was. That was the career for me! I grew up in Kelso and graduated from Kelso High School. I focused on business classes with a goal of a career as a legal secretary. I graduated in the top 5% of my class and received the Business Education Department's award for top business student my senior year.
After graduation, I found employment in the business area of a Longview printing company. Although I enjoyed my work there, I still wanted to pursue a career in the legal field. When Wesley Johnson posted a position for a legal assistant I thought my time had come. That was almost twenty-four years ago and Mr. Johnson's office was a small former tanning salon in Rainier, Oregon. Later that year, he moved to a much larger office in Longview on Commerce Avenue, and then to our current location in Kelso in 1996.
I have found my career in the legal field very fulfilling and rewarding. Unlike Perry Mason, Mr. Johnson does not handle murder cases, and for that I am thankful. I find great satisfaction in helping clients work through their personal injury claim, or helping them with their estate plan. People come into our office with problems that are very important to them and we can help. I like that.
Tina Clark - Legal Assistant
In 1987, I flew down here from Fairbanks, Alaska to visit my family. During my vacation my family and I had several picnics at Lake Sacajawea and Willow Grove here in Longview. On these picnics I really started to feel how much I was missing out on by living so far away from my family here in the Longview area. I decided while I was here I would call Trend College and set up an interview to discuss their Legal Secretary Program, since that was my dream job. I signed up for college that day and when I went home to tell my parents, they laughed and said they were happy I was moving "home." I moved to the Longview area six months later and started school. I received my Certificate for Legal Secretary in May, 1989. Shortly after getting my Certificate I got married and started my own family, so I didn't start my Legal Secretary career.
In 1999 I was hired at Cowlitz Bank, here in Longview, as a teller. I continued my banking career for 10 years and then was laid off due to the economy. I decided to go back to school to get my AA Degree in Medical Administrative Support and Certificate in Billing/Coding. Two years later, after a lot of sacrifices, many hours of study group sessions, and sleepless nights, I am proud to say I have my AA Degree and Certificate. My youngest daughter graduated from high school on the same day that I graduated from Lower Columbia College. That was a great day.
I was offered a position here in Kelso as a Legal Assistant with Wesley S. Johnson, Attorney at Law. When I told my family about my new career as a legal assistant to a personal injury attorney, they told me now you have your dream job because you can combine the medical field and legal field. I am truly blessed and love my new career. I have always told my daughters to never give up on your dreams and to want a career not just a job. I could not have made it through school without the love and support of my family.
Call Us For A Free, No-Risk Meeting
Many people who come to our office are facing the legal system for the very first time. We understand that you may need to take some time to figure out whom to hire for your lawyer. That is why we offer free consultations so that you can meet with us in a no-risk environment.
We also know that acting quickly to gather evidence (especially in car accident cases, when evidence can be swept away within hours) is important. If you choose to hire us, we will immediately start work on your case.
Call 360-577-8700 or send us an email to arrange a free meeting at our Longview office. We represent clients throughout Cowlitz County, Washington, and Columbia County, Oregon.