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Brian P. Johnson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Greenville, SC

Law Office of Brian P. Johnson, LLC
115 Whitsett St
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864-729-4948
Fax: 864-672-4009
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
Licensed in South Carolina Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (40%), Family Law (30%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of his eponymous law firm that is located in Greenville, South Carolina, Brian P. Johnson divides his practice between criminal defense cases and family law matters. Providing dedicated representation to clients throughout the state, he is admitted to practice before all South Carolina state courts. The high quality of his work along with his superb ethics have earned Mr. Johnson the high regard of his fellow professionals, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, he has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Johnson assists people who have been accused by the state with having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. The types of cases that he has handled on their behalf have included fraud and other white collar crimes, driving under the influence of alcohol, drug possession and distribution, sex crimes, armed robbery, domestic violence, kidnapping, arson, and homicide. Mr. Johnson has been able to obtain positive outcomes in many of these cases, whether through dismissals or acquittals, or as the result of the negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. His family law experience is largely centered on divorce and its related issues such as child custody and visitation, spousal and child support, and property division.

Born and raised in South Carolina, Mr. Johnson attended Clemson University's Calhoun Honors College, where he majored in history and obtained a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 2002. He then went on to pursue his legal education at the University of South Carolina School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2005. Prior to opening his own firm in 2012, Mr. Johnson was an attorney with the 13th Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office in Greenville.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Family Law
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents


1 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020

About Brian P. Johnson

First Admitted: 2006, South Carolina

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • March of Dimes
  • National Alliance for Mental Illness


  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Committee, 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Greenville County Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member
  • Student Bar Association, Member, The University of South Carolina School of Law

Educational Background

  • Calhoun Honors College of Clemson University, Bachelor’s Degree, History, cum laude, 2002
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Office Location for Brian P. Johnson

115 Whitsett St
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: 864-729-4948

Fax: 864-672-4009

Last Updated: 11/18/2021

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