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Defying the odds of being raised primarily by a single parent in a community riddled with crime and drugs, Anthony Johnson took the high road to achieve success when he joined the United States Air Force after high school. He was motivated to serve his community by becoming a lawyer, which was a goal he strived to achieve after graduating from the Community College of the Air Force in April of 2008.
While serving in the Air Force as a C-17A Loadmaster, Anthony completed his BA in History from Thomas Edison State College, where he made the Dean’s List every term and graduated near the top of his class in 2009. His original plan to become a prosecutor changed while in law school, when Anthony realized the critical role of criminal defense attorneys in protecting the rights of citizens. He graduated from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2011 with numerous awards.
Even before graduating, Anthony worked as a Case Reviewer with the State Appellate Defender’s Office in Detroit, MI in 2010 where he gathered, categorized, scanned and reviewed police reports, transcripts, court opinions, and affidavits to determine and isolate the basis of criminal convictions. Going beyond the call of duty, he often analyzed and wrote letters related to evidence concerns of the Detroit Crime Lab. He ensured that customer satisfaction, integrity and time objectives were maintained within existing financial obligations.
To date, Anthony Johnson has practiced as a student attorney in Michigan and as a licensed attorney in Georgia, representing hundreds of cases on behalf of clients. He has served in matters involving sentencing, pretrial, plea agreements, collections, probation reviews, and show cause hearings; working both in Public Defender’s Offices and within the State Appellate Defender’s Office. His hands-on approach in analyzing transcripts, police reports, complaints and affidavits to determine the basis of allegations has helped many of his clients to yield favorable outcomes. Anthony is a member of the National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, as well as the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Despite having a full schedule, Anthony manages to make time for his various social commitments. He volunteers his time working with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America. He loves basketball and U.S. currency collecting, as well as traveling.
Anthony lives in the great city of Atlanta, GA with his wife, whom he met while serving his tour of duty in New Zealand with the Air Force. He has both short term and long term plans to expand his law firm to serve citizens all throughout Georgia and eventually, the entire United States. Added services will include Immigration Law and Civil Law. Anthony Johnson is a great role model and example of individuals who turn adversity into achievement.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2012||07/15/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Leadership Achievement Award||2012|
|Managing & Founding Attorney||Anthony L. Johnson, LLC - Attorneys at Law||2012 - Present|
|Student Attorney||Wastenaw Public Defenders Office||2011 - 2011|
|Case Reviewer||State Appellate Defenders Office||2010 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2012 - Present|
|Gate City Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer||Member||2011 - Present|
|Detroit Legal News||A Family First||2012|
|The Oakland Press||Cooley Law School graduate honored with President’s Leadership Achievement Award||2012|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Litigation||Juris Doctor||2012|
|Thomas Edison State College||History||BA||2009|
|Community College of the Air Force||Aviation Operations||AAS||2007|
|Junior Deputy Clerk Summer Internship Program||Keynote Speaker||2015|