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Keith Bernard Johnson

Keith Bernard Johnson

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime, DUI & DWI

About Me

Keith has been named one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in the United States by the National Trial Lawyers Association. In 2013, Keith was appointed to serve as an associate Juvenile Court Judge for the Augusta Judicial Circuit, while still maintaining his private practice.  

He began his legal career at the District Attorney's Office and served in that capacity before joining entering private practice.  As a prosecutor, Keith litigated over twenty felony jury trial obtaining multiple life sentences for violent offenders. Since entering private practice, Keith has represented a wide spectrum of invididuals who have been accused of crimininal offenses in state and federal courts throughout Georgia and South Carolina.  

Prior to entering the legal profession, Keith earned a football scholarship to Furman University where he played cornerback on two Southern Conference Championship teams in 2001 and 2004. In 2008, Keith was awarded a Juris Doctor from Michigan State University. While in law school, Keith served as the Notes and Comments Editor of the Michigan State Journal of Gender Law and Received the Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law.




Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    6 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. White Collar Crime: 30%
    6 years, 200 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    6 years, 300 cases



Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • Justin Thomas Jones

    Keith is a fantastic lawyer. You will not find a better criminal defense lawyer in Augusta, Georgia.


    Justin Jones Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jeremiah Tash Van Dora

    Keith will advocate fiercely for his client while maintaining the utmost professionalism and ethics. I endorse him without hesitation.


    Jeremiah Van Dora Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Keith B. Johnson, LLC

Enterprise Mill
1450 Greene Street, Suite 226
Augusta, GA, 30901



SCGood Standing201408/12/2015
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200908/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2015 Top LawyerGlobal Directory of Who's Who2015
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Alumni ProfileFurman University--History Department2012
Jurisprudence Award-Criminal LawMichigan State University College of Law2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyTROTTER JONES, LLP2013 - Present
JudgeJuvenile Court Augusta Judicial Circut2013 - Present
Summer AssociateThe Weems Firm, P.C.2007 - 2009
Law ClerkFulton County Superior Court2007 - 2008
InternLegal Services, Greenville, SC2004 - 2005
InternPublic Defender's Office Greenville, SC2003 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court, Southern District of GeorgiaAdvisory Committee, Special Invitee2014 - Present
South Carolina Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law SectionCommittee Member2013 - Present
U.S. District Court, Southern District of GeorgiaMember2013 - Present
Council of Juvenile Court JudgesMember2013 - Present
Augusta Bar AssociationExecutive Committee Member2013 - Present
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationExecutive Committee Member2013 - 2014
Young Lawyers, Augusta Bar AssociationExecutive Board2011 - Present
Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2009 - Present
Tabernacle Baptist ChurchMember2009 - Present
Michigan State Journal of Gender LawNotes and Comments Editor2007 - 2008
Furman University Panel Against Domestic ViolencePresident2004 - 2005

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Georgia v. J.B.Dismissal
State of Georgia v. C.B.Reduced to reckless driving
State of Georgia v. A.A.Dismissal

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Publication NameTitleDate
Institute for Food Law and Regulation at MSUNational Uniformity in Food Regulation2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Furman UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2005

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Back to School ForumIntroduction to the Revised Juvenile Code2014
Men Making a Difference, Inc.Anti-Bullying Campaign2012
Burke County H.S. Football TeamAthletics and the Law2012
Augusta Day Reporting CenterMaking the Most of Your Second Chance2011
100 Black Men of Augusta, Inc.The Role of an Attorney in the Criminal Justice System2011
Augusta Judicial Circuit Drug CourtAvoiding the Criminal Justice System2010