Letitia S. Johnson is the managing partner of our Southeastern Region offices and a leader in our Civil Rights and Environmental Litigation practice groups. An accomplished attorney with deep ties and a history of service to the communities of Mississippi, Ms. Johnson’s primary focus is combatting environmental racism seeking damages and remediation from corporations who place such harmful facilities as chemical plants, factory farms, public landfills, and hazardous waste disposal sites in minority communities. Ms. Johnson is also a lead attorney in the firm’s Hair Relaxer litigation against L’Oreal, Revlon and similar defendants.
A native of Magnolia, Mississippi, and a lifelong resident of the state, Ms. Johnson graduated cum laude from Tougaloo College, receiving a bachelor’s degree in economics as a Presidential Scholar. She earned her law degree from Mississippi College School of Law, where she was the President and Regional Representative of the Black Law Student Association, as well as the recipient of the R. Jess Brown Scholarship. Her 15 years of experience as a lawyer include serving as a Special Assistant Attorney General, a Monitoring Consultant for the Mississippi Department of Human Resources, and a staff attorney for a Standing Chapter 13 Trustee. She also managed her own practice for 7 years as a sole practitioner in Jackson, Mississippi.
Ms. Johnson’s dedication to investing in the communities of Mississippi is reflected in her service as a past president and member of the Jackson Public School Board of Trustees. She is an active member and former officer of the Jackson Chapter of The Links, Inc., a volunteer service organization committed to enriching and protecting the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other people of African ancestry.
Ms. Johnson is a member of the Magnolia Bar Association and the National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees and a former member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. She is admitted to practice in Mississippi.
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