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Marie E. H. Johnson

Marie began her legal career in Richmond, serving as an Assistant Attorney General for Virginia in the Commerce and Financial Law section.  She then moved to a law firm in Northern Virginia, where she was a partner in one of the largest community association practice groups in the United States prior to joining JPS Law. 


Marie has extensive experience in legal issues unique to community associations, from drafting bylaws, declarations, amendments and other corporate documents, to providing board members with practical guidance to ensure compliance with those documents in the best interests of the association.  The diverse needs of Marie’s client base also have provided her with a wealth of experience in matters common to many businesses that own or hold interests in real estate, including corporate formation and governance, contract drafting and review, zoning and land use issues, construction disputes, and collections. 


Marie is no stranger to the courtroom, having been the “first chair” litigator on hundreds of commercial matters in courts throughout Virginia and in the District of Columbia.  She also has argued cases in the Virginia Supreme Court and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the highest courts in those respective jurisdictions.  This litigation experience allows Marie to provide clients with practical advice on the costs and benefits of litigation, while also adding her unique insight about issues that have been “battle tested.”


Marie graduated from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio in 2006 and from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government.


Bar Admissions
  • Virginia

  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Associations

  • Virginia State Bar

  • District of Columbia Bar Association

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