Ms. Johns largely focuses her practice on healthcare litigation
and the defense of professional liability lawsuits involving hospitals and
physicians. Her experience also includes medical device/pharmaceutical
litigation, products liability, and nursing home defense. Since joining Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC in 2004, Ms. Johns has contributed to the success of cases involving death and catastrophic injury, including matters involving allegations of medical negligence, before both
federal and state courts. In addition to representing clients in civil litigation, Ms. Johns represents physicians in hearings before the Georgia Composite Medical Board and insurance companies such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has represented physicians in Medicaid audits, and she has also represented physicians and dentists in licensure actions. Ms. Johns has provided lectures regarding risk management topics to physician, physician assistant, and nursing organizations.
Ms. Johns attended the University of South Carolina Honors College, where she graduated magna cum laude. She was the recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and was awarded membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Ms. Johns then attended law school at Vanderbilt University School of Law, where she served as the President of Phi Delta Phi. She also served as the Executive Associate Justice of the Vanderbilt Moot Court Board, and she won the Best Brief Award in the Vanderbilt Intramural Moot Court Competition.
Ms. Johns is admitted to practice law in the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the Court of Appeals of Georgia. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. Ms. Johns is also a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Professional Liability Defense Federation, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the National Association of Professional Women. She has served as a barrister in the Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court and as a Guardian ad Litem with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Members of the legal community selected her as a “Rising Star” in the 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, and 2012 Georgia Super Lawyers listing published by Atlanta Magazine. In 2009, Ms. Johns was selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.