Equal Justice Works alumna Michele Johnson (’96) is currently the executive director and co-founder of the Tennessee Justice Center, which she launched during her Equal Justice Works Fellowship in 1996. With 20 years of advocating for children with special health care needs under her belt, she also brings her experiences into the classroom as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University.
Michele will receive the Ashley T. Wiltshire Public Service Attorney of the Year Award from the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) for her advocacy work. Every year, the award is given to an attorney committed to a career in public service, and has gone above and beyond in representing indigent clients. Michele will be honored on January 10, 2015 at the 2015 TBA Public Service Luncheon in Nashville, Tennessee. Read more about Michele’s work in this press release.
Congratulations, Michele, on this tremendous honor that recognizes your nearly 20 years of service to Tennesseans with special health care needs.