West Tennessee Attorney - Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Family Law - A Serious Lawyer for Serious Cases
Former ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Former ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
Former SPECIAL ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY
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.
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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
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Completion - Lawyer to Lawyer Mentor Training||Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization||2014|
|Semi-Final Competitor Team||National Mock Trial Competition||2003|
|Runner-Up in Advanced Moot Court Competition||University of Memphis School of Law Moot Court Board||2002|
|Best Interoffice Memorandum||University of Memphis School of Law||2000|
|Attorney / Owner||Brian Clay Johnson, Attorney at Law||2015 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Hardee, Martin, Donahoe, Owens & Wright, P.A.||2014 - Present|
|Attorney General||Johnson & Johnson, Attorneys at Law||2012 - 2014|
|Attorney||The Johnson Law Firm||2008 - 2012|
|Special Assistant United States Attorney||United States Attorney's Office - Eastern District of Tennessee||2007 - 2008|
|Assistant Attorney General||Tennessee Attorney General's Office||2004 - 2007|
|Assistant District Attorney||District Attorney General's Office - 14th Judicial District of Tennessee||2003 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Jackson-Madison County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Henderson County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Gibson County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Christian Legal Society||Member||2014 - Present|
|West Tennessee Historical Society||Member||2014 - Present|
|Free & Accepted Masons||Master Mason||2012 - Present|
|Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA)||Member||2005 - Present|
|Jermaine C. Jordan v. State of Tennessee||Petitioner Jordan was denied habeas corpus relief|
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|University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Union University||History||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|