About Us


Twin Falls
The May legacy started in Twin Falls, Idaho in 1952 by J. Alfred May and James J. May. The firm moved to 516 Hansen St. E. in 1953 where it remains to this day. There has been a May in the office since it was founded. James J. May was a District Judge in Blaine County, Idaho from 1987 until he retired in 2006. J. Dee May and J. Justin May are currently members of the firm as well as Bart D. Browning.
The firm has undergone changes in both name and practice over the last 58 years, expanding its locations to the Boise area.

Johnson May (formerly Angstman Johnson) is built on the combined legacies of Angstman Johnson, Fulcher Koontz Law, and May Browning and May. The firm has grown to several attorneys and offers expertise in a variety of areas, including business transactions, estate planning, probate, and bankruptcy. Johnson May has the reputation of one of the top real estate firms in Idaho.

Johnson May has attorneys licensed to practice in both Idaho and Oregon. We have helped individuals and businesses in Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Mountain Home, McCall, Payette, Emmett, Eagle, Meridian, and Kuna, and in Canyon, Ada, Boise, and Gem County. We have also represented clients in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, and California.


Johnson May is a full-service law firm providing business, real estate, estate planning, and litigation legal services. Our attorneys advise both individuals and businesses throughout Idaho and Oregon.

Johnson May’s attorneys are bold, pragmatic, strategic, and experienced. We provide “big firm” expertise without the “big firm” expense. We understand that knowing the law is not enough, we must also know our clients and their businesses. Many of our attorneys began their legal careers at large firms but moved to Johnson May to provide their clients with more personalized service. Our experienced attorneys assist clients by finding the most direct and cost-effective solutions to their problems.

In litigation, our attorneys use a strategic, trial-focused approach. Our attorneys immediately evaluate the merits of a case and then pursue the most efficient route to achieving our clients’ objectives. Often this approach entirely reframes a lawsuit, thus allowing our clients to achieve a level of success they never thought possible.

By combining our unique set of skills, we turn complex problems into simple solutions.


Johnson May uses technology to maximize productivity and effectiveness. Our firm has specialized software and hardware to provide cutting-edge technology for the management of complex litigation. Our attorneys, paralegals, and staff are equipped with state-of-the-art case management software, allowing us to deliver high-quality work quickly.


Johnson May is unique in that our firm employs litigation professionals to efficiently manage our case load. As a result, our attorneys can dedicate their time to working directly with their clients.


Each attorney we hire adds value to our firm and brings experience and knowledge to our legal practice. Johnson May hires attorneys with diverse backgrounds, exceptional academic achievement, and outstanding interpersonal skills. At Johnson May, you will find a career that challenges you. We believe wholeheartedly in our firm-wide team approach. If you are interested in joining our team, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample via mail or electronic submission to our Office Administrator, Kevin Gilbert.