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Jill R. Johnson

Senior Counsel


University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. (2003)

Clemson University, B.A. in English, magna cum laude (2000)


Editorial Staff Member, University of South Carolina, 2001-2002, South Carolina Law Review.

Associate Student Works Editor, University of South Carolina, 2002-2003, South Carolina Law Review.

Recognized in 2012 and 2013 as a “Georgia Rising Star” in business litigation by Georgia Super Lawyers. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Georgia are named to the list, which recognizes the best attorneys under age 40.

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Georgia

Court Admissions

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

United States Northern District of Georgia

United States Middle District of Georgia

Georgia Supreme Court

Georgia Court of Appeals


Ms. Johnson's practice focuses on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on landlord/tenant and real estate disputes.  She has experience with construction litigation, intellectual property, trade secret, employment, and post-judgment collections work, as well.

     Jill Johnson's Landlord and Tenant Blog

Significant Cases/Representative Experience

  • Extensive experience with litigation of commercial lease disputes, including dispossessory actions, disputes regarding defaults, co-tenancy issues, exclusivity rights, and bankruptcy issues.

  • Represented clients in the defense and prosecution of trade secret and copyright infringement claims.  
  • Represented clients in prosecution of fraud and RICO cases and secured injunctive relief and favorable summary judgment ruling in case involving forgery of loan documents in connection with a commercial contract.
  • Represented clients in employment matters involving non-competition, non-solicitation, non-disparagement, and confidentiality agreements.
  • Previously practiced at the Atlanta law firm of Hartman Simons & Wood, LLP focusing on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on real estate matters.

Professional Affiliations

  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers; Leadership Committee Member; Chair of the In-Town Mentoring Circle



Articles & Publications