Curtis A. Johnson, a Rochester attorney, has been awarded the New York State Bar
Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award for 2017. Johnson is an associate at Bond,
Schoeneck & King in Rochester where he concentrates his practice on complex corporate
The award, presented by the Association’s Young Lawyers Section, honors attorneys in practice
for fewer than 10 years who have demonstrated outstanding service to both the community and
the legal profession. He received the award on January 25 during the Bar Association’s Annual
Meeting in New York City.
“Curtis Johnson's outstanding contributions to the profession and his community are an
example to other young attorneys of what can be achieved,” said Erin Flynn, of New York City
(Law Offices of Eric Franz), who chairs the Young Lawyers Section.
“He is continuously finding ways to improve the associations and committees he is involved
with,” added Flynn. “He is shaping young lawyers by encouraging their participation and his
work with the Rochester Teen Court will help develop the next generation of lawyers.”
Johnson has been heavily involved with the Young Lawyers Section of the Monroe County Bar
Association (MCBA), including serving as its chair in 2015-16, in which he led the efforts at its
annual Silent Auction to benefit the Rochester Teen Court. They raised a record $15,300.
Johnson is a member of the MCBA’s Board of Trustees. He also volunteers with the Rochester
Teen Court, a local food bank and Habitat for Humanity.
Additionally, Bond, Schoeneck & King sponsored a statewide firm team to compete in the
American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure. Johnson organized the firm’s efforts, which
raised over $20,000 for diabetes research and related charities.
Johnson graduated magna cum laude from Albany Law School in 2007. He earned his
undergraduate degree from the University of Albany.
The 72,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar
association in the nation. It was founded in 1876.
Contact: Christian Nolan