Elect Kenya Johnson for Fulton County Judge

Experience

Respected Attorney – Kenya Johnson was recently appointed to the State Bar of Georgia’s Judicial Qualifications Commission’s Nominating Committee (JQC), by both the past and current president of the State Bar of Georgia, among other esteemed judges and attorney leaders which will, among other tasks, enforce standards for judicial conduct statewide. 

Attorney-Leader – Kenya Johnson is a charter member of an affinity bar association, Greater Atlanta Black Prosecutors Association, created to foster and train prosecutors on smart justice initiatives and she recently served as the Southeast Regional Director by the National Black Prosecutors Association where she was successful in expanding the organization by chartering new chapters and increasing membership.

Legal Lecturer & Attorney Mentor-  Kenya Johnson lectures to attorneys nationally and internationally on ethics and professional responsibility to promote fair and judicial processes. Johnson has authored several articles in the Georgia Bar Journal and is regularly called to give expert insight on national news outlets, including HLN & CourtTV, on criminal trial strategy.  

Community & Youth Advocate – Kenya Johnson is a frequent community speaker on restorative justice initiatives, and co-created the award-winning, ‘Real Talk About the Law”, a impactful, youth crime –prevention series duplicated in schools nationally to thousands of high school students.  For over 10 years, Kenya served as Director of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Youth Programs, where she oversaw youth enrichment outreach programs for thousands of Fulton County citizens. 

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1995.

Juris Doctorate degree, from South Texas College of Law, Houston Texas while visiting for a year at Georgia State University’s College of Law, 1998.

Service and Leadership

·      Alumni Service Award, Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association (2019)

       Distinguished Leader Legal Award, Fulton County Daily Report (2018)

·      Community Service Award, U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Georgia (2017)

·      Kenya Johnson Appreciation Day, Fulton County Board of Commissioners (2016)

·      Outstanding Citizen Award, Fulton County Police Department (2016)

·      Community Prosecutor of the Year, Fulton County District Attorney's Office (2015)

·      “Top 25 Women in Atlanta”, RollingOut Magazine (2015)

·      Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Executive Board Member (2012-2018)

·      Georgia Association of Women Lawyers Foundation, Executive Board Member (2019)

·      National Black Prosecutors Association, Southeast Regional Director (2017- 2019)

·      South Atlanta Community Tennis Association, Executive Board Member (2012-2019)

·      The Links, Incorporated, Buckhead-Cascade City Chapter, Executive Board (2015-2019)

·      Gate City Bar Association, Community Law Clinic, Executive Committee (2012-2019)

·      State Bar of Georgia’s Judicial Qualifications Commission Nominating Committee (2018-         2020)

·      Ethics Board Appointment, City of South Fulton, Georgia (2019)

Legal Correspondence

·      Legal Analyst, CourtTV, CNN/HLN, TVOne, Oxygen Network, ABC News

·      Host, "Legally Speaking", AIB Network, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys

·      Host, "Fulton Cold Case", Fulton Government Television

·      Host & Producer, “Restorative Justice”, Fulton Government Television

Personal

·      Married to Attorney Eric Johnson, II

·      Mother of two children 17, 13

·      Attends Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia