Your Reliable Guide through the Complexities of the Area’s Criminal Justice System

A top criminal defense practice based in Jackson, the Johnson Law Firm focuses primarily on criminal defense throughout West Tennessee. As a former Assistant District Attorney and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Brian Clay Johnson is uniquely qualified to represent men and women charged with crimes. Brian enjoys a strong reputation and is known for zealous, strategic, and thorough representation – in and out of the courtroom.

Brian considers it his duty to speak to his clients with respect. Brian is a hard working attorney who will fight for you at every stage of the criminal process – from intake and bond to a jury trial. Under our law you are innocent until (and only if) proven guilty of each and every element of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Brian uses the rights given to “we the people” in the United States and Tennessee Constitutions to fight for his clients, no matter the severity of the offense or offenses with which they are charged. If you demand strong legal representation, you can benefit greatly from a consultation with the Johnson Law Firm.

Criminal Defense
Brian Clay Johnson has successfully resolved a vast array of complicated criminal cases. He is willing to handle cases at both the misdemeanor and felony level, although many of the matters he takes on involve severe criminal allegations such as assault and DUI. No matter the nature of the offense, all alleged criminals who work with Brian Clay Johnson receive personalized support. He respects his clients and is eager to do right by them, regardless of their criminal charges.

I have a proven record of winning DUI cases tried before a jury, and in getting such cases dismissed or lowered to a less serious charge. I not only have real courtroom experience in the area of DUI, but also have participated in hours of courses soley dedicated to defending DUI's, and have a working knowledge of DUI Scientific Evidence especially when the person was charged with DUI based on consumption of prescription as well as other drugs.

Call Brian Clay Johnson today at 731-223-2550 to arrange your consultation.

Attorney Brian Clay Johnson

Brian was born in Jackson, Tennessee, and raised in nearby Darden. He attended Pin Oak Elementary School, Lexington High School, and graduated from Riverside High School in Decatur County. 

Brian is a graduate of Union University and the University of Memphis (Memphis State) School of Law. While at Union, he served as an intern and later employee for the Senate Judiciary Committee for the Tennessee General Assembly in Nashville. As a law student, Brian was active in moot court, mock trial, the Christian Legal Society, and completed an externship with the Major Crimes Division of the Shelby County (Memphis) District Attorney’s Office..

Upon graduation and passage of the Bar Exam in Fall 2003, Brian began practicing law as a general sessions and trial court prosecutor. He later prosecuted on the state appellate level and as an Assistant United States Attorney, the latter pursuant to President Bush’ Project Safe Neighborhoods Act. Brian has since represented private individuals in cases ranging from serious felonies to boundary line disputes.

Brian is married to Hayley. They have one son, Zachary Lee Johnson. They live in Henderson County, and are members of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA). Brian is also a Master Mason, a member of the Christian Legal Society, and is in the process of becoming a certified attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom.


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