Demitri Johnson

Professional Biography

Demitri Johnson is a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) where she specializes in education law. Demitri represents students who are facing school discipline and special education and related services issues. Previously, Demitri worked in the Marion office, where she primarily worked with survivors of domestic violence as a part of a Victims of Crime Act Pilot program. She enjoys working exclusively with low-income clients and strives to help them obtain access to high quality legal services.
In law school, she volunteered with LASC in the Volunteer Resource Center where she helped find volunteer legal representation for low-income clients at risk of evictions from their homes. She also worked for Barkan Meizlish, LLP during law school where she helped disabled individuals obtain disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Following graduation, Demitri was hired as a Staff Attorney for the Ohio Department of Higher Education. In this position, she worked with the General Counsel on contracts that facilitated the many higher education initiatives to help improve education for Ohio citizens. In addition, she volunteered regularly with LASC as a volunteer attorney at several Columbus area brief advice legal clinics.

Bar Admissions and Activities

  • Bar Admission—Ohio (2014)
  • Bar Admission—United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio (2017)
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
    • New Lawyers Committee
  • Member, Women Lawyers of Franklin County
  • Member, John Mercer Langston Bar Association
  • Member, Delaware County Bar Association
  • Member, Marion County Bar Association
  • Member, Delaware County Against Human Trafficking Coalition
  • Member, Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) for Union County and Morrow County
  • Member, North Central Crime Victims Group
  • Board of Directors—Community Action Organization of Delaware, Madison, and Union Counties

Volunteer and Community Activities

  • Columbus Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta
    • College Chapter Advisor

Education

  • Denison University (B.A. 2011)
  • Capital University Law School, with Pro Bono Legal Honors (J.D. 2014)
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