Andrew C. Johnson, Partner
What is your definition of success?
Success to me means finding happiness and fulfillment at work and at home.
What’s the most unique part about working at LDM?
What has stood out to me most about LDM since joining this year is how engaged, thoughtful and hardworking the entire firm is. And, having so many knowledgeable, experienced attorneys to consult with in both Iowa and Nebraska is a huge asset to our clients.
What’s one thing — either industry-related or not — you learned in the last month?
It is not necessarily new, but every year around this time I realize how fast time flies, particularly in this profession.
What’s the best advice you can give to someone who is just starting their career?
Don’t turn down work outside your comfort zone or an opportunity to work with somebody new. I think you can often discover you’re good at something or enjoy something by taking on a new challenge or working with new people. And, if there’s a choice between a phone/virtual or in-person meeting, go with in-person when you can. I think it’s much easier to make lasting connections that way.
What are you currently reading, listening to or binge-watching?
With kids ranging from 14 to 6, we are usually stuck listening or watching whatever they’re into. Once football and basketball seasons roll around, that is what we watch.