Sierra Johnson

Sierra joined the SW&L Team in 2017 and has since worked as a paralegal in the family law department alongside attorneys Benjamin Freedman and Gregory Liebl.

With her few years of experience she has come to fully understand the commitment and dedication it takes to be an effective paralegal to not only Ben and Greg but to her clients as well. She may not be in the forefront of the entirety of one’s case, but in the background, she’s getting to work to make sure her clients have the best possible outcome and experience.

Educational Background

Sierra graduated Summa Cum Laude from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies, emphasizing transactions and litigation

Personal Background

Besides being a paralegal, Sierra is a dog mom to a sable, german shepherd named Ranger. She enjoys being active, whether that’s hiking, going on walks or runs, fishing, hunting, snowboarding, playing softball, going to the gym, etc, she enjoys it all. While at home, she’s attempting to make new meals, watching a plethora of tv shows, watching basketball, reading, and hanging out with friends and family.

Sierra Johnson


Andrew J. Scott, Sierra A. Walker, Joshua J. Krank, Amanda S. Wilkinson, Kaitlyn M. Johnson, Eric M. Lewis and John C. Wilkinson, JNK Redox Signaling Requires Apoptosis Inducing Factor, 293 THE JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY (JBC) 14,707 (2018). 

Joshua J. Krank, Note, Robo Crop: The Imminence of Autonomous Technology in Agriculture, 25 DRAKE J. AGRIC. LAW 473 (2020).

Educational Background

Josh received a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from North Dakota State University in 2017 and graduated magna cum laude. While there, he worked in a cancer research laboratory, studying the microbiology of various forms of cancer. After graduating from North Dakota State, Josh attended Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. There he participated on the arbitration team, moot court board, and the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law. Josh also received multiple awards, including the Journal’s junior staff member of the year and an award for obtaining the highest grade in his first year contracts course. Josh graduated in 2021, with high honors.


Josh was born in Fargo, North Dakota. Growing up, he enjoyed camping, biking, and spending his summers lifeguarding at the local pool. In his spare time, Josh can be found at the gym, catching up on Netflix, or at his family’s lake cabin.


Josh loves participating in his home community, regularly attends various local events, and recently joined a wake-boarding group out at the lakes.