Johnson Law Group

1321 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington DC 20003
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Mr. Johnson heads the Johnson Law Group and engages in the general practice of law and international development consulting. The firm represents clients in civil rights, commercial, probate and criminal matters. Mr. Johnson provides technical assistance in legal reform, anti-corruption, governance and related issues in many countries worldwide. He advises international development firms on FAR compliance, human resource development, business development and other operational and transactional issues. Mr. Johnson is an experienced attorney with expertise in handling international projects in law and economic and political development, with emphasis on the use of new communication technology in development activities in countries as diverse as Cyprus, Georgia, Nigeria and Angola. He has extensive international experience in conducting needs assessments and feasibility studies on issues related to democracy and governance, court administration, the practice and development of law, electronic commerce, legal database development, and related issues. In recent years, Mr. Johnson has conducted or participated in democracy and governance-related assistance efforts in Morocco, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Albania, Jordan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. He is an experienced training professional, having conducted numerous high-level and grassroots conflict resolution and rule of law training sessions for the United Nations, USAID, the Organization for African Unity, the Organization of American States, the former U.S. Information Agency, the National Defense University and other organizations. He is a member of the D.C. and Vermont bar associations, speaks Russian and some Spanish. Jackie Parker has provided paralegal support for the Petties et al. v. District of Columbia et al. for nearly a decade. 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. In addition to her duties with the Johnson Law Group, Ms. Parker is the finance director for a governmental affairs lobbying firm. Sara Fathi-Nejad is a Research and Legal Assistant at Johnson Law Group International. She holds a business degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, with a specialization in international business and marketing, and is currently completing her final year at the David A. Clarke School of Law in Washington, DC. Her legal experience includes an internship with Neighborhood Legal Services Program, where she focused on housing laws, foreclosure cases, and representing clients in landlord and tenant court. In addition, Ms. Fathi-Nejad has experience in the area of tax law, researching the U.S. Tax Code, and representing clients with tax controversies before the IRS. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association ( AILA ) and has clerked at the Center for Immigration Law and Practice, primarily working on asylum cases. Ms. Fathi-Nejad has five years of business and marketing experience prior to law school, representing companies in several international exhibitions and working on a variety of international marketing campaigns. She is an experienced interpreter, fluent in English and Farsi, and conversant in French.