Lisa S. Johns
488 S. Mendenhall Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38117
Lisa S. Johns obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis and her law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. During her undergraduate years at the University of Memphis, she majored in International Studies and studied abroad for two semesters at the Nagoya Gakuin University’s (NGU) Institute for Japanese Studies in Seto, Japan. She concentrated in the areas of Japanese language and culture through this one year intensive program. She also traveled throughout the country and taught English to private students. Ms. Johns maintained a busy schedule during her undergraduate years, working full-time upon returning home from Japan, while carrying a full course load, and graduating magna cum laude.
During law school, Ms. Johns served as an articles editor for the Journal of National Security Law and was a member of the International Law Society. She received the Outstanding Student Award in International Commercial Arbitration for her excellent performance in that class. She also worked for several years in the law school admissions office.
Upon her graduation from law school, Ms. Johns served for one year as a law clerk for a presiding Justice on the Mississippi Supreme Court in Jackson, Mississippi. During that time, she assisted in preparation and research of legal opinions, honing her research and writing skills. She joined Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz in 2001. Ms. Johns was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star by Law & Politics magazine in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. As an attorney, she handles many cases involving minor children injured as a result of negligence and helps in pursuing their cases to finality through the court process. Ms. Johns’ article regarding court approvals of personal injury settlements for minors was published in the Mississippi Bar Journal in 2009. She is licensed to practice law both in Tennessee and Mississippi.
Ms. Johns is a native of Horn Lake, Desoto County, Mississippi, attending school there during her entire primary and secondary education. As a high school student, she served as a page for her local State Representative to the Mississippi House of Representatives. Further, she was selected through a state-wide application process to participate as one of the two State’s representatives to the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY) in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Ms. Johns was also a two-time participant in the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., achieving 12th place in the nation. Due to her young successes in the National Spelling Bee, she was given the honor of celebrating her own “Lisa Day” proclaimed by Decree of the Desoto County Board of Supervisors.
Currently residing in Memphis with her husband and daughter, Ms. Johns is an active member of Mullins United Methodist Church and volunteers throughout the community with her church. She enjoys spending time with her family, baking, practicing yoga, and swimming. Ms. Johns practices in the area of personal injury litigation, automobile accidents, and Mississippi workers’ compensation. During her practice, Ms. Johns is able to help her clients receive needed temporary and other benefits while they are off work from their on-the-job injuries. Further, she is able to help clients secure all legal compensation that they are entitled to while helping them bring their cases to finality and resolution.
J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 2000
B.A., University of Memphis, 1997
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2002
U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2001
U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2001
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2001
Professional Association and Memberships
American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Mississippi Bar Association
Tennessee Association for Justice
Honors, Awards, and Distinctions
- Mid-South Rising Stars, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
- Phi Kappa Phi – National Honor Society