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Timothy R. Johnson

Criminal defense Attorney at Berryville, VA

5.0   24 reviews

also known as The Law Offices of Timothy R. Johnson, PLC

  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 9 years
    New York - NY 10 years
    New Jersey - NJ 10 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    Felonies; Misdemeanors; Traffic-related

  2. Family
    30%
    Divorce; Custody; Visitation; Spousal and Child Support; Adoption

  3. Business
    25%
    Commercial litigation; employment; contracts; insurance; advisory and transactional services

  4. Estate planning
    10%
    Last Wills and Testaments, Trusts (Revocable/Irrevocable), Powers of Attorney, Advance Medical Directives

I am a small town attorney (Berryville) with big city experience (New York City and Alexandria, VA). As a litigator with a passion for legal practice, and advancing clients' causes through effective advocacy both in and out of the courtroom, I relish the many opportunities to resolve my clients' legal-related concerns. I love learning about all facets of the law as it opens the door to creative argument and endless responsiveness to clients' legal issues. I would love to talk with you about the legal issues you have encountered, and discuss how I can be of service to you. I appreciate the opportunity to speak with you!

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Location

The Law Offices of Timothy R. Johnson, PLC
20-B E. Main Street
Berryville, VA, 22611

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
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Posted by Jennifer | October 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True champoin
Tim was amazing negotiating an otherwise openly hostile custody situation. We were truly lucky to have him on our side.
Response from Timothy Johnson October 11, 2021
Thanks Jennifer. I appreciate the review and it was a pleasure working with your family. - Tim
Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick response time, capable, and friendly
Highly recommend. Responded immediately to questions, was straightforward, and handled everything very professionally. Would use again. Thanks!
Posted by Amanda | April 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable
My husband has dealt with alot of attorneys over the years, but recently he Spoke with attorney Timothy Johnson and and he was highly impressed with how charismatic, attentive and Knowledgeable Attorney Johnson is. It felt good to hear my husband so satisfied with someone.
Posted by Darrin | April 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly impressed and thankful
I have reviewed this attorneys background, reviews of clients as well as colleagues and I am completely impressed with attorney Johnsons ability. I had a zoom meeting with him and again was highly impressed. He's brilliant, he's willing, competitively aggressive and knowledgeable. I will be hiring him to assist with an ongoing matter. I am ecstatic about him accepting being part of the team. The team of good, the team of Justice and the team of what's right. Thank you Tim!
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Posted by Carolyn | May 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very informative
My needs, thankfully, didn’t involve courts and pleas, but to me the Estate documents preparation and the process leading up to their preparation were just as significant, and to someone needing much guidance throughout the process, Mr. Johnson’s willingness to be patient with my questions and changeable needs, especially in this troubled time of the pandemic, were most appreciated, as was his friendly but professional manner. He made sure that no case, however benign, is too small to matter to him. Thanks!
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Response from Timothy Johnson May 27, 2020
Carolyn, Thank you for your kind words and review. It was a pleasure working with you on your estate planning matters. I hope they won't be used for many years! Thanks for entrusting me with your legal needs. I look forward to seeing you around town (especially as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides). - Tim
Posted by Natalia | March 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More than words can say
I will never forget how Timothy Johnson helped me so much through my case. Not only did he give me the confidence that I would beat my case, but he helped me understand everything that was going on. Johnson made sure my case had all of the evidence I needed to fight it. Johnson helped me with any questions or resources that I needed. Johnson was so trust worthy and caring that I was able to feel strong during my trial because he always consulted me and told me exactly what I needed to do on my part. I never thought I would ever need a lawyer, but I am so thankful I found Timothy Johnson. I was so worried about my case and he was able to give me peace of mind about everything. Please consider him to help you too, because he helped me tremendously.
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Response from Timothy Johnson March 20, 2020
Natalia, Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure representing you at your jury trial, and glad we procured a favorable outcome for you. I was moved by your family's support, and glad to meet you and yours. I hope all has been well for you since the case closed, and that you are living a wonderfully abundant life. As always, please feel free to get in touch about updates, and to share hopefully only good news. Thank you for entrusting me with your case, and I wish you and yours the best. - Tim
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Posted by Natalia | March 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Lawyer to Never Forget
I will never forget how Timothy Johnson helped me so much through my case. Not only did he give me the confidence that I would beat my case, but he helped me understand everything that was going on. Johnson made sure my case had all of the evidence I needed to fight it. Johnson helped me with any questions or resources that I needed. Johnson was so trust worthy and caring that I was able to feel strong during my trial because he always consulted me and told me exactly what I needed to do on my part. I never thought I would ever need a lawyer, but I am so thankful I found Timothy Johnson. I was so worried about my case and he was able to give me peace of mind about everything. Please consider him to help you too, because he helped me tremendously. I praise how hard he worked for me and he was so passionate about my case. I truly felt he was on my side. I will never forget him!
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Response from Timothy Johnson March 20, 2020
Natalia, Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure representing you at your jury trial, and glad we procured a favorable outcome for you. I was moved by your family's support, and glad to meet you and yours. I hope all has been well for you since the case closed, and that you are living a wonderfully abundant life. As always, please feel free to get in touch about updates, and to share hopefully only good news. Thank you for entrusting me with your case, and I wish you and yours the best. - Tim
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Posted by Denise | March 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond Excellent Representation (Trial Case)
I do not even know where to begin, the past few years have been so hard for my family due to charges my relative received; felony and misdemeanors. Timothy worked so hard and put in over 30+ hours into this case. If you look at statistics 90% of cases in VA go to a guilty plea and my family remain faithful and Timothy was willing to fight for us until the end! He fought through the trial, his hard work was noticeable and he overcame the major odds of winning this case. The results were the best we could have ever imagine. If you have a criminal case; especially traffic related, I would recommend 1000% that you retain the services of Timothy Johnson. He was transparent, straight forward and sensitive to my family’s needs. I pray that for people in need of justice find his services at the right time! I am so grateful to you Timothy! May God bless you!
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Response from Timothy Johnson March 9, 2020
Denise, Thank you for the very kind review. It truly was a pleasure representing your family member in their criminal defense. I was floored by your family's and friends' support for your relative, and truly believe that it helped make a difference in the outcome. I look forward to hearing wonderful things about you and yours, so please keep in touch! Thank you for entrusting me with your family member's legal needs. - Tim
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Posted by Dolores | January 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch professional representation
Attorney Timothy Johnson represented me in a insurance beneficiary lawsuit. His knowledge, expertise, care, attention were top notch! He made a very stressful, painful case much easier for me and of course successful. I recommend Attorney Johnson 100%. There aren’t enough ways to say thank you.
Response from Timothy Johnson January 14, 2020
Dolores, Thank you for your very kind review, and entrusting me with your legal matter. It was a pleasure representing you in that matter, and I am glad that we were able to procure a favorable outcome for you. I wish you and your family the best, and please keep in touch. - Tim
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted Counsel
Mr. Johnson's honesty, professionalism, responsiveness, and ability to quickly absorb/communicate facts was most refreshing and instrumental in resolving our issue. He truly acts in YOUR best interest. Should the need arise down the road, I will not hesitate to consult with Mr. Johnson.
Response from Timothy Johnson September 9, 2019
Thank you, 'anonymous'. I appreciate your positive review, and more importantly, the fact that you had a positive experience working with me. As I do not know which client this was who wrote the review, I can't follow up privately, but I hope you do keep me updated with whatever is going on in your life, and truly wish you the best. - Tim
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Posted by Mark | February 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Motivated - Incredible Representation
Tim "quarterbacked" our very complex case and exemplifies the highest level of professionalism in his field. He is a subject matter expert who is extremely articulate! Always helped us understand, always kept us informed, always acted in our best interest. By far, the most impressive attorney I've ever met!
Response from Timothy Johnson February 25, 2019
Mark, Thank you for the very kind words and review. It was a pleasure working with you on that particular case, and other matters. I wish you and yours the best, and hope to hear about the great things your business and your family are doing. Thank you for entrusting me with your legal matters. - Tim
Posted by Del | January 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Del
I engaged Timothy Johnson to represent me in a Family Law matter. Timothy was very professional, knowledgeable and did an excellent job representing me. He was very responsive during the entire process and provided excellent service. I would highly recommend him and will engage him in the future if the need arises.
Response from Timothy Johnson January 28, 2019
Del, Thank you for the very kind words and review. It was a pleasure working with you on your matter, and look forward to hearing good things from you post-litigation. I wish you the best, and thank you for entrusting me with your legal matter. - Tim
Posted by Joann | December 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful
Atty. Johnson was clear, knowledgeable, and kind in assisting us with a traffic issue. He made a distressing situation much better and got us to a conclusion. We were very thankful to find him since hiring someone in another state can be daunting.
Response from Timothy Johnson December 21, 2018
Joann, Thank you for your kind words and review. It was a pleasure working with you and your family. I am glad to have helped resolve the matter to your satisfaction. I wish your family a happy holiday season and prosperous new year. - Tim
Posted by Manochehr | November 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A wonderful person to work with
A knowledgeable respectful man who knows what he is doing. Highly recommended. Made our process a lot less stressful.
Response from Timothy Johnson November 10, 2018
Manochehr, Thank you for your kind words and review. It was a pleasure working with you and your family on your legal matter. I wish you the best, and look forward to hearing good news from yours in the future! - Tim
Posted by That Guy | August 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommened
Tim was a pleasure to work with. He helped me out tremendously, getting my traffic ticket reduced. Would absolutely recommend him and his services!!
Response from Timothy Johnson August 23, 2018
Thanks, 'That Guy' for your very kind words and review. It was a pleasure working with you, and I appreciate you tips on good eating spots in the area. ;) I wish you, your family, and your business the best.
Posted by Mary | July 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful
Tim has offered to be our "on call" attorney for FISH of Clarke County whenever a client may come into some trouble. Already he has spent time explaining landlord/renter's rights to me so I can be a better counselor and advocate. Thank you, Tim , for being an integral part of our community!
Response from Timothy Johnson July 3, 2018
Mary, Thank you for the very kind review. It's been a pleasure to know you and consult with you on FISH's operations, and assisting its clients. FISH does critically necessary work for the community, and its staff has tremendously giving hearts. I look forward to working with you, the staff of FISH, and the clients you serve for years to come. - Tim
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Posted by Michael | April 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fmla help
Did a great job explaining that I was protected and he's a very knowledgeable. Would recommend to everybody.
Response from Timothy Johnson April 2, 2018
Thanks for the kind review, Michael. I hope you can work the issues out that we discussed with your H.R. Department without needing to resort to legal action. I wish you and yours the best.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney in School Related/Court Matter
I highly recommend Timothy Johnson, especially if you are dealing with an education/school matter through the courts. He is very knowledgeable, responsive, and isn't afraid of a challenge. If you want an attorney who will fight for you or your child, this is the one. He was able to jump into my child's hearing at the disposition point, and completely change the outcome that the court appointed attorney, the Guardian ad litem, and the Commonwealth had all pushed as necessary and inflexible. Misunderstanding the interconnected nature of her conditions with school attendance, they sought punitive consequences for non-deliberate actions that were a result of a medically documented condition impacting my child's attendance. These individuals, who I doubt had anything close to the level of education law knowledge Mr. Johnson has, clearly did not understand the underlying cause of the infraction or its impact on attendance, that it was a medical issue and not deliberate behavior, nor were they willing to even consider it. Even though she had made progress, a level of progress that was commensurate with what her physicians stated in writing was reasonable, they sought to punish her with the threat of juvenile detention in order to bring about compliance with compulsory attendance. However, after retaining Timothy Johnson to replace court appointed counsel, he was able to present the real issues even at this late stage (disposition hearing) and as a result changed the outcome for the better. Remember, the Judge may be the fairest person in the world but if you don't have a good attorney to put that information before the Judge, the Judge is limited to the record before him. We will be forever grateful for Mr. Johnson's quick thinking and immediate actions, because I know that time in juvenile detention would have likely derailed all progress my child had made with medical conditions. Mr. Johnson kept us informed every step of the way. He was thorough in his review of the material and the law. He is absolutely brilliant. It also helps that he was affordably priced and his billing is honorable, as I know he put in far more time on my child's case than he ever billed. At all times, we felt like my child was his first priority. I only wish we had met him in the beginning instead of going through several hearings with a court appointed attorney that did not seem to have any understanding of the complex medical and educational issues involved. The outcome we received in the final order was the very outcome we had sought from the school for three years. We had simply asked that in regard to attendance, to only hold her legally accountable under the compulsory attendance laws to that which her medical professionals agreed was reasonable while still allowing her to keep reaching for an even better goal. Since meeting Mr. Johnson, who gave her (and us) the support we needed, she has excelled beyond our wildest expectations. Mr. Johnson isn't just an attorney, he changes lives for the better and he believes in and will fight for what is right.
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Response from Timothy Johnson March 7, 2018
Thank you for a very kind and comprehensive review. I am very happy to hear that you and your family were satisfied with my representation. While I can't say I worked any miracles in your case as your review implies, I am very appreciative of the opportunity to represent your daughter's interests and help tell her side of the story. I hope that your daughter continues to receive the support and education she needs to achieve excellently. Wishing you and your family the best. Thank you for entrusting me with your legal problems. - Tim
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
highly recommended Avvo attorney
Although I was outside of his area, Timothy offered very useful suggestions on my situation and on finding a local attorney. I highly recommend Timothy and thank him for his altruistic community service. I hope this will attract potential clients in his area to seek him out.
Response from Timothy Johnson February 13, 2018
Thank you for your kind review. I hope my advice helps you resolve your legal issue favorably. I wish you the best. - Tim
Posted by Chris | December 2, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome lawyer
I consulted Tim last night and he responded that same night and we talked on the phone the next morning. He gave me great advice and even ask me to keep him in the loop with what is going on. Thanks Tim
Response from Timothy Johnson December 5, 2016
Thank you for the kind words and review, Chris. I hope the situation is resolved in your favor and please feel free to keep in touch.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Timothy R. Johnson, PLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • James Madison University
  • 2021 - 2021
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • James Madison University
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Mangan Ginsberg LLP
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Intern
  • United States Attorney's Office (E.D.N.Y Civil Division)
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Intern
  • Commonwealth Attorney's Office City of Harrisonburg/Rockingham County
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2013
  • James Madison University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Santos
  • Client acquitted of a felony and misdemeanor by 12-person jury; convicted only of a misdemeanor and issued a $1,000 fine.
  • Commonwealth v. Vazquez
  • Client acquitted by 6-person jury of improper driving.
  • D'Amico v. Zingaro, 2016 N.Y. App Div. Lexis 323
  • Trial court decision reversed.
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Associations

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Clarke County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Clarke County Republican Committee
  • Secretary
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Virginia Indigent Defense Commission - Misdemeanor Certified
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - 2021
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2017
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Avvo Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Outstanding Service
  • New York Law School Law Review
  • 2013

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Privately Held
  • Preventing and Preparing for Frivolous Lawsuits for Organizations
  • 2019
  • James Madison University Justice Studies: Lecture in Disability and Justice Seminar
  • Involuntary Admissions for Inpatient Treatment
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (20)
Endorse Timothy
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Johnson is an outstanding lawyer who is very thorough with all of his cases and demonstrates genuine care for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Tim since early high school and can personally attest to his upstanding character, ingenuity, and dedication to both his practice and his clients. When Tim pursues anything, he gives 110%. I strongly endorse Tim as a litigator and would encourage those with legal problems to contact him."
Business Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim couples clear and concise guidance with a common-sense approach to problem solving. He is outgoing, accessible, and concern and compassion to serve the community is evident. Were any family member of mine in need of legal advice or representation, I would not hesitate to recommend Tim Johnson."
Business Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. You want an attorney who has broad experience. Most legal issues require looking at the whole picture. Talk to Timothy."
Business Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tim because of his clear explanations and thoughtful analysis of legal issues, coupled with his sincere concern for his clients."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. This lawyer provides excellent advice on AVVO and is a solid member of the legal community."
Business Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is honest, hardworking and smart. He will work tirelessly as your attorney. I recommend him highly."
Business Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Johnson because of his vast knowledge and sound advice."
Unknown Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Johnson always provides spot on legal advice here on the Avvo forums. He is very knowledgable about a wide variety of legal issues and is a passionate advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Johnson is an extremely knowledgeable attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Johnson is a dedicated and caring attorney who does very well by his clients. His depth and breadth of knowledge is impressive. I would not hesitate to hire Mr. Johnson for my own counsel if I were to find myself in need of services in his fields of law."
Civil rights Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Super knowledgable and dedicated lawyer who takes his time with his clients and their needs."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers to questions posed are very informative and well thought out."
Business Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have personally reviewed some of his answers from Avvo. He has sound reasoning and incisive thoughts to his analysis. I would recommend him."
Business Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Johnson has demonstrated an in-depth familiarity with a large number of practice areas based on his sage online observations. This familiarity with multiple practice areas would make him an excellent choice for clients in Business Law."
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