T.J. Johnson, of Counsel
T.J. Johnson is a former Assistant United States Attorney with the Department of Justice. She has a Bachelor of Science from Grambling State University, a Master of Education in Counseling from Southern University, a Doctor of Education in Counseling from Southern University, a Doctor of Education in Counseling from University of Arkansas and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Southern Methodist University. Her distinguished legal career includes Attorney for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Corporate Counsel for EDS (Electronic Data Systems) and an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District, where she served since September, 1999 litigating labor and employment, contracts, medical malpractice, torts and other issues.
In her personal life, Attorney Johnson is a tireless, dedicated leader and community volunteer. She attends First Baptist Church Hamilton Park, Dallas, Texas and also attends ONE Community Church in Plano where she serves on the administrative legal team for service and outreach. She is a member of Attorneys Serving the Community, The Links, Inc., Plano North Metroplex Chapter, the Plano Early Lions Club and the Plano Community Forum. She is a board member of the Plano African American Museum and the Plano International Festival Corporation.
Among Attorney Johnson's most significant community service accomplishments is her 18 year involvement with the Links chapter Caravan of Giving where she led her chapter in partnering and giving to local non-profit organizations including Hope's Door, Plano Christmas Cops, Douglass Community Seniors, Boys & Girls Club-Douglass Branch, Rigby Nursing home, Plano Children's Medical Clinic, Children's Advocacy Center and Medical Center of Plano's Clown Volunteers. Her charitable giving continues with her Link's chapter 3-year INSPIRE program where she led her chapter's purpose and focus on community support for 15-20 single moms, assisting moms' efforts to set and reach annual goals for themselves and their families, including educational, housing, financial and career goals.