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About James A. Johnson, Jr., Esquire


In 1967, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force. After commissioning, he was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) with a mission similar to the FBI. His career in the Air Force was as a Special

In 1973, he attended the United States Army Polygraph School at Fort Gordon, Georgia. He was the top graduate in his class.

He established the AFOSI European Polygraph Region.

He established the AFOSI West Coast Polygraph Region (Alaska to New Mexico).

During his five years as a military polygraph examiner, he corroborated the truthfulness of Air Force personnel, who were falsely accused of crimes to include sabotage, child molestation and sexual assaults. Charges were dropped and they were not court martialed.

He also obtained confessions from untruthful Air Force personnel which resulted in adjudication of their cases.

He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in March 1, 1988.

In 1988, Attorney Johnson opened a private polygraph business focused on conducting polygraph examinations throughout New England only for criminal defense lawyers under the Attorney - Client Privilege.

Attorney Johnson estimates that as a private polygraph examiner for over twenty years, he conducted over one thousand polygraph exams.

Attorney Johnson’s polygraph tests were instrumental in the exoneration of persons wrongly accused of many crimes to include murder, attempted murder, Armed Robbery, Shaken Baby Assault, Aggravated Assault, child molestation, rape, and narcotics violations.

Prosecutors dismissed charges or did not initiate charges in over fifty cases.

The examinees avoided trial and kept their freedom.

Regarding untruthful defendants, he corroborated their untruthfulness which often uncovered information which helped lawyers better defend them.


After graduating from law school in 1966, Attorney Johnson was drafted, enlisted in the Air force in August 1966 and was commissioned in February 1967 as a Second Lieutenant.

As a Special Agent with AFOSI, he personally conducted or supervised over one thousand cases involving major crimes, fraud, and counterintelligence matters.

He resolved cases to include espionage, homicide, rape, child sexual molestation, bribery, fraud and white collar matters.


Colby College, Waterville, Maine
New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts


Licensed as a lawyer in Maine
Licensed as a lawyer in Massachusetts
Licensed as a lawyer in New Hampshire
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Polygraph Association
American Association of Police Polygraphists