Philip E. Johnson, JD ‘74
Outstanding Alumni Award - 2005
Since 1975 Phil Johnson has practiced law in Denver in the areas of environmental law, real estate development, commercial transactions and commercial litigation. Throughout his practice, Johnson has represented clients in various types of commercial transactions, including entity formation and operation, contract negotiation and performance and asset purchases and sales. In addition to Johnson's law practice, he has served on the boards of directors of several public and private corporations and has held a number of executive positions, including Chairman of the Board of Directors of a New York Stock Exchange company, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of a privately-owned manufacturing conglomerate and President of a national real estate company. He is an active alumnus of the University of Denver College of Law, serving on the Alumni Council (Chair, 1996-1998), Visiting Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and Building Committee. Johnson also is President of the Board of Trustees of Denver Academy, a distinguished independent school for children with learning differences. He is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations and a life-long resident of Colorado.