Our Legal Team
Founded in 1985, Johnson Law Group offers individual and business clients a wide range of domestic and international legal services, with offices in Washington, DC and Burlington, VT. Practice areas include estate planning and administration; business law and transactions; government contracting; and general litigation. Our team maintains an international development technical assistance consulting practice, providing legal and strategic counsel as well as technical assistance to firms engaged in international development, especially on issues related to democracy and governance reform. We have provided consulting services for a variety of bilateral and multilateral donors, including USAID, the US Department of State, the United Nations, and others. Our firm's associates are highly educated and skilled legal professionals with extensive domestic and international experience and, through our Lawyers for International Development™ program, we maintain a network of approximately 5,000 lawyers on whom we rely for specialized expertise. We pride ourselves in an unmatched ability to tailor individualized solutions to a diverse set of clients, and at a cost that is reasonable.
Core Staff Biographies
Bradford P. Johnson – PrincipalBrad Johnson heads the Johnson Law Group and engages in the general practice of law, representing a wide range of individual and business clients in civil rights, commercial, probate, property and litigation matters. For over 20 years, Mr. Johnson has provided technical assistance in legal reform, anti-corruption, governance and related issues in many countries worldwide. He advises international development firms on FAR compliance, human resource development, business development and other operational and transactional issues. From 2002 through 2012, he served as counsel to the plaintiff class in the landmark civil rights action Petties et al. v. District of Columbia et al.,which afforded special education students with quality educational and transportation services. Mr. Johnson received his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College, a Master's from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and his Juris Doctor from Antioch School of Law. He also studied at the graduate level at Moscow's Pushkin Institute (Russian studies) and George Mason University (conflict resolution). Mr. Johnson serves on the boards of the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District and the Institute of World Affairs. He is a member of the the Society for International Development, Institute of Current World Affairs, Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce. He also is a member of the D.C. and Vermont bar associations, and speaks Russian and conversational Spanish. Mr. Johnson and his family divide their time between Starksboro, Vermont and Washington, D.C.
Erika Greene – AssociateErika Greene is an associate attorney and engages in the general practice of law in the Washington, DC office of the Johnson Law Group. Ms. Greene has experience with complex litigation, family law claims, special education claims, property disputes and probate cases. She is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland and has been involved in multiple pro bono matters, including representing clients in the District of Columbia Superior Court and before the DC Office of Administrative Hearings. Ms. Greene is a member of the DC Women's Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association. Ms. Greene graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, where she was a Dean's scholar. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of the District of Columbia School of Law and has also studied internationally at the University of Florence School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Greene participated in the Juvenile and Special Education Clinic and the Family Law Clinic representing residents of the District of Columbia.
Jackie Parker – ParalegalJackie Parker has provided paralegal support for Johnson Law Group for more than a decade, especially with regard to the Petties litigation. Previously, Ms. Parker worked for over 25 years in the United States Senate, 18 of which were with U.S. Senator David Pryor (D-AR). She is also a former Clinton administration political appointee to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where she served as executive assistant to the Administrator of the Rural Utilities Services. She retired from the federal government in 2000 with 32 years of service.
Nathaniel Goodman-Johnson – Research AssociateNathaniel Goodman-Johnson is a Research Associate at the Johnson Law Group, where he also serves as a Notary Public. He holds a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis, with a specific focus on the biological and evolutionary basis for human behavior. He is a native of Washington, D.C. and is thinking of applying to law school in the near future. Mr. Goodman-Johnson also recently completed a summer internship in Macedonia working on local government issues for a development assistance project sponsored by USAID.
Emma Weisman - Associate
A Vermont native, Emma Weisman is an associate attorney in the firm's Burlington office, representing individuals and businesses in general civil matters. Ms. Weisman has diverse legal experience, including civil rights, labor law, and international human rights. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Kenyon College and earned her J.D. from the University of Oregon. Ms. Weisman has worked in small business management in San Francisco and in non-profit management in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Active in international human rights and disaster relief issues, she currently serves as the secretary of the board of COMMUNITERE: Communities United in Response, relief and Renewal, and as a volunteer legal and business advisor for Haiti Communitere. Ms. Weisman recently returned to Vermont from the West Coast and is looking forward to becoming an active member of the local legal community.
While Johnson Law Group engages in the general practice of law, over the years we have developed a reputation for excellence in the areas listed below. For further information about our experience and how we can solve your legal needs, please call or email the firm today.