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Eric M. Johnson



  • West Virginia Institute of Technology – B.S. Business Management (2004)
  • West Virginia University College of Law – J.D. (December 2015)


  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals


Eric Johnson knew in high school that he wanted to become an attorney but decided to work a couple of years before applying to law school. His two-year plan turned into eight years of professional experience in sales, management, and financial advising. Eric credits the unique perspective he brings to each case because of that time in his clients’ shoes.

Eric has been practicing law since 2016, when he began a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Joseph K. Reeder of the 29th Judicial Circuit. He joined Flaherty’s Charleston office in 2017 and focuses his practice on commercial and real estate transactions and litigation, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and corporate transactions.

“I’m passionate about the opportunities I have to add value to my clients. Because I have a background in business, and specifically sales, I understand that the best service is provided when you become an integral part of your client’s business.”

Outside of work, Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children. He also teaches a High School Boys Bible Fellowship class at Cross Lanes Baptist Church.


Professional Involvement

  • Putnam County Bar Association
  • Putnam County Adult Drug Court Advisory Team Member  (2016, 2017)
  • Putnam County Schools Annual Mock Trial, hosted by BridgeValley Community and Technical College, Volunteer (2023)


Additional Legal Experience

  • Research Assistant – WVU College of Law  (2014, 2015)
  • Summer Associate – Robinson McElwee PLLC (Summer 2015)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic – WVU College of Law (Fall 2015)
  • Post-Graduate Extern – Hon. Judge Frank W. Volk, Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia  (February 2016 - April 2016)
  • Judicial Law Clerk – Hon. Joseph K. Reeder, Circuit Court Judge of 29th Judicial Circuit, Putnam County, WV  (April 2016 - December 2017)


Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch - Charleston
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2021 - 2024)
    • Commercial Litigation (2021 - 2024)
  • Listed, West Virginia Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 
    • Bankruptcy: Business (2023)
    • Banking (2024)

Practice Concentrations

  • Commercial and Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
  • Creditors Rights
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial and General Litigation
  • Corporate Transactions
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