Attorney Profile:

Stephen Ross Johnson

Stephen Ross Johnson: Attorney with Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson, P.C.

Biography

Adjunct Professor University of Tennessee College of Law, Innocence and Wrongful Convictions Clinic. Recipient: Tennessee Bar Association Access to Justice Award; University of Tennessee College of Law Public Service Award; University of Tennessee Legal Clinic Award for Outstanding Criminal Advocacy; University of Tennessee Dean's Citation for Extraordinary Contributions to the College of Law; Constitutional Law Moot Court Team.

Fellow, Knoxville Bar Foundation, 2014

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Defense
  • Capital Defense
  • Trial and Appellate Practice in all State and Federal Courts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
865 637-0661  Phone
865 524-4623  Fax
www.rddjlaw.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1126, Knoxville, TN 37901-1126
University Attended:
Carson-Newman College, B.A., 1998; University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Post-graduate Diploma, Contemporary Economic History; Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, 1999
Law School Attended:
University of Tennessee, J.D., cum laude, 2002
Admission:
2002, Tennessee; U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Tennessee; 2006, U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Circuits; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
Memberships:
Knoxville (Chair, Technology and Law Office Management Committee); Tennessee (Associate General Counsel, 2012-present; Chair, Criminal Justice Section, 2006-2009) and American Bar Associations; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Board of Directors, 2013-present; Federal Sentencing, White Collar Crime, and Membership Committees); Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (President, 2011-2012; President-Elect, 2010-2011; Treasurer, 2009-2010; Secretary, 2008-2009; Board Member, 2003-2007; Chair, Innocence Committee, 2002-present).
Birth Information:
Paducah, Kentucky, October 18, 1975
ISLN:
917087156

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 32 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 01/20/15 in Criminal Defense

    Steve Johnson is an attorney of the highest order. He is a respected leader within the criminal defense bar, tenacious, and effective in a courtroom. Read more

    Steve Johnson is an attorney of the highest order. He is a respected leader within the criminal defense bar, tenacious, and effective in a courtroom.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/09/15 in Federal Criminal Law

    Steve is an elite lawyer, an exceptional lawyer. Combines extraordinary intellect with extraordinary communication and trial skills. He is among the very best. Truly. Te... Read more

    Steve is an elite lawyer, an exceptional lawyer. Combines extraordinary intellect with extraordinary communication and trial skills. He is among the very best. Truly. Teaches class at UT Law School, frequent speaker at CLE seminars, faculty member of the Tennessee Criminal Defense College, Past President of the Tennessee Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and on Board of Directors of National Assoc. An elite lawyer. Exceptional in every way.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 01/21/15 in Criminal Defense

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 01/21/15 in Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 01/19/15 in Criminal Defense

    Excellent Lawyer! Read more

    Excellent Lawyer!

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/17/15 in Criminal Defense

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 01/15/15 in Criminal Defense

    Steve is outstanding!! Read more

    Steve is outstanding!!

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 01/13/15 in Criminal Defense

    Stephen is an excellent criminal defense attorney. I would recommend him without reservation. Read more

    Stephen is an excellent criminal defense attorney. I would recommend him without reservation.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 01/12/15 in Criminal Defense

    I've had the pleasure of working with Stephen on law related matters and have seen him in action in the Courtroom. He is an excellent attorney and advocate for his clie... Read more

    I've had the pleasure of working with Stephen on law related matters and have seen him in action in the Courtroom. He is an excellent attorney and advocate for his clients.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/12/15 in Criminal Law

    Mr. Johnson is an exceptionally talented attorney in all respects, both in and out of the courtroom. His research abilities are first rate. His briefs and written submi... Read more

    Mr. Johnson is an exceptionally talented attorney in all respects, both in and out of the courtroom. His research abilities are first rate. His briefs and written submissions are cogent and persuasive. In the universe of young litigators, he is a "rock star."

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