Erika S. Johnson
Meet Erika Johnson…
Erika earned her undergraduate degree at The University of Georgia Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. After a few years as a staff writer and bureau chief for south Georgia newspapers, she entered Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, graduating in 2002. During law school she had the opportunity to work for the Houston Circuit District Attorney’s Office, and continued her employment there for several years after graduation as an assistant district attorney. Later she returned to south Georgia to work for the Alapaha Circuit District Attorney’s Office and later the Tifton Circuit District Attorney’s Office. In nearly twelve years as a prosecutor, Erika tried dozens of jury trials and handled hundreds of cases spanning every type of crime, from speeding to homicide.
Erika made the change to private practice and now represents clients charged with crimes in municipal, probate, state and superior courts. She continues to serve the people of the State of Georgia as a special assistant attorney general, representing the Division of Human Services in certain legal proceedings, most often appearing in juvenile court on behalf of the Department of Family and Children Services.
Erika is very active in the Tifton community, having served on the boards of directors of the local United Way and the Tifton-Tift County Public Library. She is an ex officio member of the Literacy Volunteers of Tifton and Tift County Board of Directors and former president of the Tifton Junior Woman’s Club, a community service organization. She and her husband, Bryce Johnson, are active members of First United Methodist Church. Bryce, a Sylvester native, is also an attorney. Erika and Bryce have one son.