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Brian Clay Johnson

also known as Brian C. Johnson, Brian Johnson

About me

West Tennessee Attorney - Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Family Law - A Serious Lawyer for Serious Cases




Brian was born in Jackson, Tennessee, and raised in nearby Darden. He attended Pin Oak Elementary School, Lexington High School, and graduated from Riverside High School in Decatur County. Brian, his wife Hayley, and their son Zach currently live in Darden.

Brian is a graduate of Union University and the University of Memphis (Memphis State) School of Law. While at Union, he served as an intern and later employee for the Senate Judicuary Committee for the Tennessee General Assembly in Nashville. As a law student, Brian was active in moot court, mock trial, the Christian Legal Society, and completed an externship with the Major Crimies Division of the Shelby County (Memphis) District Attorney's Office..

Upon graduation and passage of the Bar Exam in Fall 2003, Brian began practicing law as a general sessions and trial court prosecutor. He later prosecuted on the state appellate level and as an Assistant United States Attorney, the latter pursuant to President Bush' Project Safe Neighborhoods Act. Brian has since represented private individuals in cases ranging from serious felonies to boundary line disputes.

Brian is married to Hayley. They have one son, Zachary Lee Johnson. They live in Henderson County, and are members of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA). Brian is also a Master Mason, a member of the Christian Legal Society, and is in the process of becoming a certified attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    13 years, 500 cases
  2. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    6 years, 50 cases
  3. Car Accidents: 20%
    5 years, 5 cases
  4. Appeals: 10%
    8 years, 140 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Brian is an amazing attorney. Many times Brian's performance in and out of the courtroom was beyond my comprehension at the time, but it always produced results that were satisfactory to the client. I believe he is a great attorney that will always serve his client to a satisfactory level.


    Joel Bellis Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Brian Clay Johnson, Attorney at Law

24A Monroe Avenue
P.O. Box 1118
Lexington, TN, 38351


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Completion - Lawyer to Lawyer Mentor TrainingTennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization2014
Semi-Final Competitor TeamNational Mock Trial Competition2003
Runner-Up in Advanced Moot Court CompetitionMoot Court Board2002
Best Interoffice MemorandumDean Donald Polden2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyHardee, Martin, Donahoe, Owens & Wright, P.A.2014 - Present
Attorney GeneralJohnson & Johnson, Attorneys at Law2012 - 2014
AttorneyThe Johnson Law Firm2008 - 2012
Special Assistant United States AttorneyUnited States Attorney's Office - Eastern District of Tennessee2007 - 2008
Assistant Attorney GeneralTennessee Attorney General's Office2004 - 2007
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney General's Office - 14th Judicial District of Tennessee2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Jackson-Madison County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Henderson County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Gibson County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMember2014 - Present
West Tennessee Historical SocietyMember2014 - Present
Free & Accepted MasonsMaster Mason2012 - Present
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2011 - Present
Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA)Member2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jermaine C. Jordan v. State of TennesseePetitioner Jordan was denied habeas corpus relief
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
UNIV MEMPHISLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Union UniversityHistoryBS - Bachelor of Science2000