H. Wendell Johnson

Traverse City Attorney

A native of Battle Creek, Michigan, H. Wendell Johnson graduated from Michigan State University in 1968. He served three years active duty with the United States Army Infantry, retiring as a First Lieutenant, and subsequently earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1974.

Mr. Johnson was admitted to the Michigan Bar to practice before all Michigan Courts in 1974. In 1975, he was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.

Mr. Johnson holds memberships in a number of professional societies, including the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim County Bar Association, and the Estate Planning Council of the Grand Traverse Area.

Mr. Johnson is a member of the Traverse City Rotary Club and the Traverse City Elks Lodge.  From 2009 to 2018, Mr. Johnson served as a member of the Leelanau Township Community Foundation Board of Trustees. Mr. Johnson is a past director and president of Rotary Charities of Traverse City, past director and president of Rotary Camps and Services of Traverse City, and past director and president of the Grand Traverse County Chapter of the American Red Cross.  He is a former member of Munson Healthcare, and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Leelanau Memorial Health Center in Northport, Michigan from 1991 to 2000.

Mr. Johnson is a member of the Business Law, Real Property Law, and Probate and Estate Planning Sections of the State Bar of Michigan, and the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association. His areas of practice include real estate (transactions and litigation), commercial transactions, and estate planning.

email: wjohnson@smith-johnson.com
phone: 231.946.0700