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Julie Payne Johnson

Julie Payne Johnson was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and has been practicing law since 2004. An alumna of Caddo Magnet High School, Julie received her bachelor degree in History and Journalism with honors from The University of Texas at Austin in 2001. In 2004, she received her J.D. from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, graduating magna cum laude.

While attending Tulane Law School, she served as managing editor of the Tulane Law Review. She was the recipient of the Wiener Weiss & Madison Law Firm Scholarship and the Robert E. Friedman Award for the best comment published in the law review in 2004. While attending the University of Texas, she participated in the Senior Fellows Honors Program for the College of Communication and the Normandy Scholar Program. She was the recipient of Texas Student Publications’ Julia Jeffress Excellence Award as associate managing editor of The Daily Texan student newspaper. She also received the A.W. Belo Corporation Scholarship and the Jesse H. Jones Centennial Scholarship from the College of Communication.

Julie was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2004 and the State Bar of Louisiana in 2007. She is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, the Shreveport Bar Association, the American Association For Justice and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mrs. Johnson has been named a 2016, 2017, and 2018 Louisiana Rising Star for Plaintiff Personal Injury Law. Louisiana Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

“In Lawrence v. Texas, An Eloquent and Overdue Vindication of Civil Rights Inadvertently Reveals What Is Wrong with the Way the Rehnquist Court Discusses Stare Decisis,” 78 Tulane Law Review 969, 2004.


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