AURORA, IL, July 05, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Jorie K. Johnson has been included in Marquis Who's Who. In all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all considered during the selection process.
After completing coursework in psychology at Grinnell College during the early 1990s, Ms. Johnson gained valuable professional expertise and began working as a contracts manager with A-T Financial Information Inc. and as a documentation and compliance analyst for GE Capital Railcar Services Corporation. While working, she completed a Bachelor of Science in psychology and business at Northwestern University (2002) and subsequently obtained her first paralegal role with TAP Pharmaceuticals Products Inc., a joint venture between Abbott Laboratories and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co.
Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Johnson continued in paralegal roles at both law firms and corporations in the Chicagoland area, where she focused on litigation. Driven by her experiences, she earned admission to the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, in 2005, through which she received a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2008. During the course of her studies, externships, and judicial clerkships, she found her calling in the practice of criminal law. Prior to opening her own law practice in 2010, Ms. Johnson provided pro bono legal services at Cabrini Green Legal Aid in the form of assisting low-income individuals in preparing expungement, sealing and clemency petitions. She continues to volunteer her time and legal services on an annual basis at the Cook County, Illinois Annual Second Chance Summit, as well as at other Illinois counties' expungement summits.
Drawing on her considerable excellence, Ms. Johnson established the Law Office of Jorie K. Johnson, LLC in 2010. It is her staunch belief that all people make mistakes and further, that everyone deserves a second chance. This belief drives her to assist with the sealing and expungement of past criminal records, in addition to offering other post-conviction relief services. Ms. Johnson also represents individuals charged with all types of criminal offenses, ranging from simple traffic offenses to serious felony crimes. Though her career has been suffused with highlights, Ms. Johnson is most proud to have obtained a total of twelve (12) pardons with authorization to expunge from past and present Illinois governors.
In order to remain aware of changes in the field, Ms. Johnson aligns herself with the Women's Criminal Defense Bar Association, the DuPage County, Illinois, and American Bar Associations, as well as the Illinois State Bar Association. For her outstanding body of work, she has been recognized on multiple occasions by different prestigious organizations. In addition to being named as a Rising Star Attorney through Super Lawyers in 2016, 2017 and 2018, she was recently presented with the Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Award through the same organization in 2021. Looking toward the future, Ms. Johnson intends to channel some of her knowledge into both written and oral form, and hopefully present one or more Continuing Legal Education seminars and possibly publish a written work.
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