Sara Johnson

Attorney at Law

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Attorney at Law
New Orleans, LA
Work: 504-528-9500 x217

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Sara A. Johnson graduated from Tulane University Law School in 2007.  While at Tulane, she worked in the Criminal Litigation Clinic to secure the release of dozens of defendants held beyond their maximum sentences in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  Since then, she has gained extensive experience handling a variety of complex criminal matters at the trial level and on appeal in state and federal court. She is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Supreme Court. Sara is also licensed to practice in Texas.

Ms. Johnson teaches Constitutional Criminal Procedure (Adjudication) at Tulane University Law School. Previously, she served as faculty for the Criminal Litigation Track of Tulane Law’s Intersession program.

Super Lawyers selected Ms. Johnson as a top-rated criminal defense attorney in Louisiana for 2019 and 2020. New Orleans Magazine named her to its Top Lawyers List in 2019. She was previously selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2014-2017.

Ms. Johnson is the Past Chair and Member of the Board of Directors of the Younger Lawyer’s Division of the New Orleans Federal Bar Association. She is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers where she serves on the White Collar Crime, Healthcare Fraud, and Women in Defense Committees.  She is also a member of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Women’s White Collar Defense Association.

Ms. Johnson is committed to the aggressive and compassionate defense of her clients.

Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Asset Forfeiture/Restitutio
  • Government Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • State Attorney Generals
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime