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Johnson Law Group


Founded in 1985, the pillars of Johnson Law Group's practice are integrity, value and social responsibility. We pursue transparent communication with our clients, affordable costs for services provided, and a desire to integrate social responsibility in our firm. Our commitment to social responsibility is reflected in donating a percentage of our revenues to youth programs in the communities we serve and to empowering girls' education programs worldwide. We offer individual and business clients a wide range of legal services, with offices in Washington, DC and Burlington, VT. Embedded in our mission is a core belief that service to the law knows no political boundaries and therefore our work encompasses both U.S. domestic and international issues. Practice areas include estate planning and administration, business law and transactions, government contracting, property disputes, 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 and policy reform related to law and governance. 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 vast network of lawyers and other legal professionals on whom we rely for specialized expertise. We pride ourselves in an unmatched ability to tailor individualized solutions to a diverse set of clients.

Core Staff Biographies

Bradford P. Johnson – Principal

Brad 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. Mr. Johnson is primarily responsible for business development and is the principal point of contact for the firm's clients. He advises government contracting 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 also has provided international development technical assistance in legal reform, anti-corruption, governance and related issues in many countries worldwide. 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, the Institute of World Affairs, and the Small Business Association for International Companies. He is the President of the Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals (CHAMPS). Mr. Johnson is a member of the the Society for International Development, Institute of Current World Affairs, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, 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 divides his time between their Starksboro, Vermont family farm and Washington, D.C.

Erika Greene – Attorney

Erika Greene focuses on commercial transactions and property disputes as well as providing litigation support. She 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.
Richard Edward McCormick - Attorney

Richard Edward McCormick is based in the Burlington, Vermont office and provides expertise across JLGI practice areas. Richard received his Juris Doctor degree from Vermont Law School. After clerkships with the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Vermont Defender General, he entered private practice. Skilled in many facets of law, Mr. McCormick focused chiefly on civil and criminal litigation and representation of indigent clients. He has successfully tried hundreds of cases before courts and juries throughout Vermont. Richard is a member of the Vermont Bar and the National Lawyers’ Guild. A native of the Laurel Highlands region of Pennsylvania, Mr. McCormick received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy from the Pennsylvania State University. Outside of the courtroom and office, he can be found writing, playing, and listening to live music. Richard lives with his partner and two sons in the mountains of Northern Vermont.

Oksana K. Cody -- Attorney

Oksana Cody is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and North Carolina and works in the Washington office, handling a range of transactional and litigation matters. She is originally from Kiev, Ukraine and immigrated to United States as a child in 1995. Ms. Cody graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and received her Juris Doctor from the Charlotte School of Law. Prior to law school, Ms. Cody fell in love with the DC area and community as an intern investigator for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. While in law school, she participated in the Immigration and Criminal Law Clinic, representing indigent clients of the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office and the Office of the Public Defender for the Western District of North Carolina. After law school, Ms. Cody entered private practice with the North Carolina law firm Kurtz & Blum, PLLC until relocating to Washington, DC. Ms. Cody lives in the greater Capitol Hill community with her husband and a Golden Doodle, Abigail.

Jackie Parker – Paralegal

Jackie Parker has provided paralegal and client and document support for Johnson Law Group for nearly two decades. She is also a Notary Public for the District of Columbia. 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.
Tierra Jones – Administrative Associate

Tierra Jones is an Administrative Associate at Johnson Law Group, where she provides office management, client research and litigation support. A graduate of Delaware State University with a degree in criminal justice, Ms. Jones was born and raised in Washington, DC. She is an active member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and recently returned to Washington to pursue a career in the legal profession.
Nathaniel Goodman-Johnson – Research Attorney

Nathaniel Goodman-Johnson is a Research Attorney at the Johnson Law Group, where he serves as a Notary Public and provides client research and litigation support. He recently received his JD from David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia. Mr. Goodman-Johnson 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 interested in Constitutional Law and court reform in the federal and local courts of the District of Columbia.