Ethan Johnson

Ethan is an associate attorney at SW&L and joined the firm in 2022. He practices in North Dakota and Minnesota focusing on estate planning, probate, and guardianship and conservatorships. Ethan helps his clients by taking into account their individual circumstances and utilizing the legal tools available to draft a comprehensive estate plan that best serves the client’s interests.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to practice law in North Dakota since 2022, Bar ID Number 09538
Admitted to practice law in Minnesota since 2022, Bar ID Number 0403449


Member, State Bar Association of North Dakota (“SBAND”).
Member, Minnesota State Bar Association (“MSBA”).


Ethan received two Bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Communication Studies while playing on the Men’s Golf Team at the University of Minnesota Crookston. During the summers of his undergraduate career, Ethan ran his own exterior commercial painting business working in Northwestern Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota. After graduating from the University of Minnesota Crookston in 2019, Ethan attended the University of North Dakota School of Law. During his law school career, Ethan received the honor of arguing a mock case in front of the North Dakota Supreme Court, worked as a legal intern for the Governor of South Dakota and graduated cum laude in May of 2022.

Personal Background

Ethan was born and grew up in Roseau, Minnesota. While growing up Ethan worked at Sven and Ole’s Carwash and participated in Basketball and Golf while attending Roseau High School. Today, in his spare time, Ethan enjoys traveling, cooking, going to the gym and officiating college basketball. 


Ethan Johnson and Hayley helped my dad with estate planning. Ethan even made time to meet with us on his day off because it was the only day that worked with my schedule. They were knowledgeable, courteous, and accommodating. I highly recommend Ethan for your estate planning needs. (source)

Attorney Ethan Johnson and Paralegal Hayley Fingarson performed a much needed update on our estate planning. The experience was very pleasant and hassle free. Young Ethan is very knowledgeable, personable and patient. My wife and I left the office with full understanding of the product and the satisfaction of a job well done. (source)

Ethan J. did an update on our trusts after the death of my spouse. I would highly recommend Ethan. He is professional, knowledgeable and efficient. (source)

We worked with Ethan Johnson on POAs and a Will for my father. During the consult, he was very patient with our questions and answered everything. Paperwork was drawn up within days and signing was done very quickly, efficiently, and respectfully. We don’t have much, but just enough to have this in place. I highly suggest SW&L to anyone in need of these services. Thank you for the peace of mind this has given my father and our family. (source)