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Attorney Ethan C. Johnson


Ethan Johnson grew up in Northern Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota Crookston for his undergraduate degrees where he played NCAA Division II golf. In 2022, Ethan graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law, cum laude, and was admitted to practice in North Dakota and Minnesota. In the fall of 2023, Ethan joined the Retain Law Office and opened the Fargo branch of the firm. Ethan's practice focus on Social Security Disability and Personal Injury. Whether it is navigating the complex process of filing for Social Security disability benefits or seeking compensation for personal injuries, Ethan is committed to helping his clients achieve the best possible outcomes. He strives to effectively communicate with his clients, explain difficult legal concepts in a clear and concise manner, while guiding the client through every step of the legal process. In his spare time Ethan enjoys traveling, cooking, and in the winter he can be found on the hardwood officiating college basketball. 


  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota
    • J.D. - 2022
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Minnesota Crookston, Crookston, Minnesota
    • B.S. - 2019
    • Major: Business Management, Communication Studies

Practice Areas

  • Social Security Disability
  • Personal Injury
  • Private Disability

Professional Associations

  • North Dakota State Bar Association
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimaint's Representatives
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota, 2022
  • Minnesota, 2022

Current Employment Positions

  • Attorney

Past Positions

  • SW&L Attorneys, Associate Attorney, 2022 to 2023


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