Karisa D. Johnson

Karisa D. Johnson

Omaha, Nebraska

Karisa D. Johnson was born in Columbus, Mississippi, and crisscrossed the globe with her parents and sister growing up in a military family.  After graduating from high school in Oklahoma, she moved to Nebraska to attend college.  She attended Nebraska Methodist College where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2001. After obtaining her license as a Registered Nurse, she attended law school, graduating Cum Laude from Creighton University School of Law in 2004.  Soon after graduating, she joined the firm of Ballew, Schneider, Covalt, Gaines & Engdahl, PC LLO as an associate, where she worked for 3 years before co-founding her current firm, Koukol & Johnson, LLC.  Since then, Karisa has continued to diligently represent clients in family law, collections, civil litigation, and business formation and governance matters.  Karisa is an experienced trial and appellate attorney who further advises and assists her clients with ancillary concerns including simple estate planning.  She is a member of the American Bar Association and Nebraska State Bar Association, serving as a member of the Legal Services Committee at the state level since 2015.  In 2012, she received training through the Nebraska Supreme Court’s Office of Dispute Resolution to act as a Parenting Act mediator, and now mediates and facilitates cases as a neutral, the majority of which involve high levels of parental conflict or evidence of domestic violence. She is a member of the Nebraska Mediation Association, and is an affiliated mediator with the Douglas County Conciliation Court and Concord Mediation Center.

Ms. Johnson focuses her practice in the area of family law and alternative dispute resolution.  In connection therewith, she is a trained Collaborative Lawyer, and a member of the Nebraska Academy of Collaborative Professionals, who assist clients primarily with domestic relations matters involving a commitment to settlement for the benefit of minor children. When peaceful resolution of disputes is not possible, she vigorously represents clients in all levels of Nebraska state courts, and is licensed in the federal courts in the District of Nebraska and in the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

When not practicing law, Karisa enjoys spending time with her son and daughter, who have a particular fondness for escape rooms, Nebraska football, and Harry Potter.

Areas of Practice

  • Family
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative
  • Estate Planning