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C. Bishop Johnson

C. Bishop Johnson

Pineville, Kentucky
Bishop’s primary areas of practice are coal, oil, and gas law, including trial and appeal, regulatory, and transactional work.  He also handles general civil litigation, probate and estate matters, and family law and social security cases, among others.  He resides in Pineville with his wife Sarah.

Community Involvement:

Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival, Treasurer, Director
Bell Whitley Community Action Agency, Board of Directors,
Kiwanis Club of Pineville, President, Secretary, Board of Directors


Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Bengals
Cooking & Cuisine
Music & Concerts

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Coal, Oil and Gas
  • 10% Business
  • 5% Litigation
  • 3% Probate, Estates
  • 2% Domestic Relations

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2008


  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: Commonwealth Legal Scholar
    • Honors: CALI Award: Trial Advocacy, Administrative Law
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
    • B.A. cum laude - 2003
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Clients

  • Taggart Global, LLC
  • Chesapeake Energy
  • James River Coal Company
  • Phillips Machine Service
  • Nally & Hamilton Enterprises, Inc.
  • Schlumberger Technology Corporation
  • U.S. Bank
  • Bank of America
  • Branch Banking & Trust Company
  • Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)
  • Cook-Out Restaurants
  • Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, 2008 - Present


  • English

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Cawood & Johnson, PLLC
Courthouse Square
108 1/2 West Kentucky Avenue
P.O. Box 123
Pineville, KY 40977
Phone: 606-654-3997
Toll Free: 800-341-2373
Fax: 606-337-6100
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