About Erika

Erika L. Johnson graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 1997, in Missoula, Montana. During law school, she was a member of the editorial board and contributing author of the Public Land and Resources Law Review. She enjoyed competing on the law school ABA Negotiations Team and worked as a summer clerk for Federal Court Magistrate Richard Anderson, in Billings.

Upon graduation, Erika was selected to be the clerk for the Honorable Justice William E. Hunt of the Montana Supreme Court in Helena where she assisted in researching and authoring opinions. In 1999, Erika joined Johnson, Berg, & Saxby, PLLC, in Kalispell as an associate attorney where she enjoyed practicing in the areas of real property, trusts and estates, business law and planning, and general civil litigation. In 1999, she was awarded the George F. Bousliman Professionalism Award for her work in leading efforts to establish a local self-help Law Desk to assist indigent persons with specific legal needs and provide easier access to the judicial system. In 2005, Erika’s legal career took an unexpected turn when her oldest child was determined to have autism. She left the practice of law to focus her energies on parenting and special needs advocacy work. She and another parent of children with special needs co-founded a nonprofit organization, Bridges Autism Advocacy Group, where they worked to design, fund, and advocate for increased school inclusion programming and supports for children with special needs.

In 2014, Erika returned to practicing law with Randall A. Snyder in Bigfork, Montana, until 2018 when she joined Measure, Sampsel, Sullivan, & O’Brien, PC. Erika continues to enjoy a general law practice in the areas of real property, trusts and estates, business law and planning, and elder and special needs planning. When not in the office, she enjoys skiing, biking, trail-running, rafting, fishing, and other pursuits in the great outdoors with her family. Erika looks forward to advising and serving you and your loved ones concerning your unique legal and planning needs.