Afi Johnson-Parris is an attorney practicing divorce and family law, as well as veterans disability, with Ward Black Law. Previously, she had her own practice focusing solely on family law, but joined forces with Ward Black Law to pursue her passion for helping veterans through a veterans disability practice.
Most recently, Johnson-Parris was named a 2013 Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine in the area of family law. Previously she was nominated by her peers and honored as a 2012 Rising Star - lawyers under 40- in the publication, Super Lawyers of North Carolina.
Johnson-Parris is a 2002 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and a published member of its Law Review. Ms. Johnson-Parris attended the University of Miami on a ROTC scholarship and graduated in 1994 with a BBA in Computer Information Systems.
Before law school, Johnson-Parris served her country as an officer in the Air Force and earned an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix- Southern Colorado Campus. After law school, Ms. Johnson-Parris began practicing complex civil litigation in Atlanta with Kilpatrick Stockton LLP and relocated to Greensboro in 2006 to practice employment and civil litigation with Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP. She founded her own divorce and family law firm in 2008.
Johnson-Parris is an active member of the greater Greensboro community, currently serving on the board of the Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park, First Citizens Bank and the Greensboro Bar Association. She has also served on the boards of the YWCA of Greensboro, the Guilford Coalition on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, and the Junior League of Greensboro. She is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Greensboro and served as a Program Chair for the 2011 class.
Attorney, Ward Black Law, Greensboro, NC - 2013 - Present
Attorney, Johnson-Parris Law, Greensboro, NC - 2008 - 2012
Attorney, Smith Moore Leatherwood, Greensboro, NC - 2007 - 2008
Attorney, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Atlanta, GA 2002- 2006
Native of Newport News, VA
1994 Graduate of the University of Miami, Computer Information Systems
1998 Graduate of University of Phoenix- Southern Colorado Campus, MBA Technology Management
2002 Graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law
2013 Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine
2012 Rising Star by Super Lawyers of North Carolina magazine
Board Member - Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park, currently
Board Member - First Citizens Bank, currently
Board Member- Greensboro Bar Association, currently
American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section Women Rainmakers Board, currently
North Carolina Bar Association- Chair, Law Practice Management Section, currently
Board Member- YWCA
Board Member - Guilford Coalition on Adolescent Pregnancy
Board Member, Junior League of Greensboro; Sustainer member