John W. Johnson (also known as “Captain Johnson”), is a retired Kanawha County Sheriff with 28 years of service. He has been the firm’s Investigator for the past ten years. During his lengthy law enforcement career, Captain Johnson served as the Chief of Detectives for 23 years, investigating many homicides and other major felony crimes. He was promoted through the ranks to Captain, and, at the time of his retirement, held the position of Chief of Staff. Captain Johnson brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to the firm. Some of his duties include background investigations for employment and medical expert witnesses. He consults with IT technology. He also investigates private cases as the firm requires. He is the go to man for any investigative matters needed and has tremendous contacts in the law enforcement community. He has extensive background in law enforcement administration, investigations, and computer science.
Captain Johnson, a graduate from the West Virginia State Police Academy, has attended a number of seminars through the University of Delaware, the Institute of Police Technology, and The Eastman Kodak School of Photography. He has also attended numerous forensic science seminars dealing with the collection of DNA and crime scene investigations.
Captain Johnson, who is married, has two adult children and two grandchildren. He spends his spare time with his family and is a professional photographer.