Stephanie Johnson

Adjunct Instructor


Stephanie Johnson is a professor of the Criminal Justice Clinic. She is a founding partner of Hunter & Johnson, PLLC, a boutique litigation firm located in the District of Columbia.  She has represented individuals in in criminalappellate, post-conviction, landlord/tenant, and civil litigation matters. However, the majority of her practice is representing individuals charged with crimes through the Criminal Justice Act (“CJA”).

She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis (B.A. in Political Science and African American Studies) and Howard University School of Law (J.D.).  During law school, she was a student attorney in the D.C. Law Students in Court Program’s Civil Clinic (now known as Rising for Justice) which specializes in representing indigent residential housing tenants in the District of Columbia.​

Professor Johnson’s appellate and trial advocacy has proven successful before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on numerous occasions.  Her accomplishments and experience earned her appointments on CJA panels for the Superior Court for the District of Columbia and the District of Columbia's Court of Appeals. As a result, Stephanie has been able to successfully represent hundreds of indigent individuals charged with crimes in the District of Columbia.  In 2018, Stephanie continued her endeavors to seek justice for indigent defendants and began co-teaching the Criminal Justice Clinic.

Stephanie has previously been an elected member to the D.C. Bar's Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section's Steering Committee and the committee’s acting co-chair.