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Keith B. Johnson

 Keith B. Johnson

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Keith was named one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in the United States by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Keith was selected to the Super Lawyers 2017, 2018, and 2019 Georgia Rising Stars list. Keith served as the first African American male president of the Augusta Bar Association, which was founded in 1895. 

Keith began his legal career at the District Attorney's Office and served in that capacity before entering private practice.  As a prosecutor, Keith tried numerous high level felony jury trials and obtained multiple life sentences for violent offenders. Since entering private practice, Keith has represented a wide spectrum of individuals who have been accused of criminal offenses in state and federal courts throughout Georgia and South Carolina. As a former Assistant District Attorney, Keith understands how to use that experience to provide a comprehensive defense strategy for his clients.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Keith earned a football scholarship to Furman University where he played cornerback on two Southern Conference Championship teams in 2001 and 2004. In 2008, Keith was awarded a Juris Doctor from Michigan State University. While in law school, Keith served as the Notes and Comments Editor of the Michigan State Journal of Gender Law and Received the Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law.

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • US District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals