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Joshua A. Johnson

I have been a long time resident of Hastings moving here in 1993 when my father Chris Johnson joined the law firm of Conway and Connolly. I met my wife Bailey while attending Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. I convinced her to leave Okoboji, Iowa and follow me to the Good Life where we were married in Lincoln in 2011. We moved back to Hastings when I joined Conway, Pauley & Johnson in 2013. Our lives have been enriched by our beautiful children Harper, Finn, and Mattie.

I enjoy the practice of law and furthering my understanding of the many areas of practice. I strive to have a calming presence and occasional voice of reason for clients facing difficult situations in their lives. When I am away from the firm, Bailey and I share a passion for traveling the world and we look forward to instilling that passion in our children. I am a Husker fan to a fault, I also enjoy playing soccer, hiking in the Rocky Mountains and spending time with the many great friends we have made in Hastings.

My wife and I really enjoy living in the Hastings community. We are fortunate to be surrounded by a group of young professionals that share an eagerness to develop this city as an attractive place for professionals to raise a family while also marketing the many qualities Hastings has in store. Hastings allows me to give back and in that vein, I have served on numerous boards in the community and look forward to serving as the 2023-2024 Sunrise Rotary Club president.


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 2013
  • Morningside College, B.S., 2009


  • 2013 Nebraska and U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska


  • Hastings Soccer Club
  • B.L.U.E. Fundraiser
  • Fellowship for Christian Athletes
  • Youth for Christ
  • Rotary International
  • North Shore Assembly of God
  • Hastings Heat
  • Hastings Community Foundation – Give Day
  • City of Hastings Parks & Recreation – 4th of July Celebration
  • CCC Foundation Adams County High School – Student Recognition
  • Adams County Ag Society – 2021 Oregon Trail Rodeo
  • Heartland Pet Connection – Hops & Hounds
  • Mary Lanning Healthcare Foundation – The Stars Come Out 2021
  • Lochland County Club Member/Guest Luncheon
  • Platte Valley Youth for Christ Golf tournament


  • American Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Adams County Bar Association
  • Rotary International
  • Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Meals on Wheels
  • Rotary Youth Exchange Local Coordinator
  • Hastings Young Professional 30 Under 30ish Award Winner
  • Hastings Sunrise Rotary
  • (Past) Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • (Past) Hastings Public School Foundation Board Member

Continuing Legal Education


  • NBI LLC Rules Update 2023 Webinar
  • Great Plains Federal Tax Institute


  • NBI Preventing & Litigating Small Business Disputes Webinar
  • NBI LLCs in Estate Planning On Demand Webinar (3 credits)
  • NBI Family Law Practice Update 2023


  • NBI Condominium & Homeowners Association Documents and Formation
  • Annual 2021 Family Law Seminar
  • Complex Financial Issues in Divorce
  • Strategies for Witness Examination, Yours and Theirs


  • National Business Institute – Tax Basis Reporting Requirements in Estate Administration
  • National Business Institute – IRA Planning Under the SECURES Act: What to do Now
  • NSBA The Psychology of Settlement: Behaviors that Encourage Opportunities for Resolution
  • NSBA Working Remotely: Ethical & Practical Guidance During and After COVID-19


  • 2019 Family Law Seminar
  • UNL College of Law 2019 John M. Gradwohl Estate & Business Planning Programming
  • Administrative Office of the Courts/Probation – 2019 Summer CLE Session by Attorney Services Division
  • National Business Institute – Forming an LLC to Purchase Real Estate


  • NBI – Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers
  • NBI National Business Institute, “Email Evidence in Divorce Litigation”
  • NBI National Business Institute, “The Probate Process from Start to Finish”
  • NITA Rocky Mountain Deposition Skills


  • NSBA Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section’s 2017 Annual Estate Planning & Probate Institute: Focus on Probate and Trust Administration
  • NSBA Family Law’s Section’s 2017 Annual Family Law Seminar


  • Avvo, Inc: Lawyernomics 2016 (Las Vegas, NV)
  • NSBA: 2016 Annual Family Law Section Seminar (Live Webcast)
  • NATA: Tools for the Trade: The Essentials of Litigation (LaVista, NE)


  • Mangrum on Expert Testimony in Nebraska: How to Use and Defend Experts at Trial
  • Supreme Court Attorney Services and Technology update
  • The Best of NATA CLE 2015
  • 2015 BSBA Annual Meeting: Appellate Practice, Psychologists & Custody Cases, etc.
  • NBI Brewery & Distillery Law: From Licensure to Trademarks


  • NATA Discovery Boot Camp – Tolls to Use Preparing for Trial
  • NBI SSDI Evidence Tracks
  • NCLE 2014 NSBA Family Law Update
  • NBI Family Immigration: The Family-Based Immigration Process


  • Through the Eyes of a Child’ Regional Conference
  • NBI Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know

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