ProfessionalsJoel S. Johnson
Joel Johnson is an associate in the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group. Joel has filed a number of merits and certiorari-stage briefs in the Supreme Court, and has briefed many appeals and dispositive motions in the lower federal courts. He also advises clients facing pending or threatened litigation on a wide range of complex legal issues. Before private practice, Joel served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert D. Sack of the Second Circuit, and to the Honorable T.S. Ellis, III, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. While in law school, he served as Articles Development Editor for the Virginia Law Review and participated in the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. Joel finished first in his law school class and received the Hyde Award, the highest all-around award given at graduation. Joel has written on topics related to criminal law. His publications include Changing the Vocabulary of the Vagueness Doctrine, 101 Va. L. Rev. 2051 (2015) (with Professor Peter W. Low), and his student note, Benefits of Error in Criminal Justice, 102 Va. L. Rev. 237 (2016).