Afi Johnson-Parris

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Afi LargeAfi Johnson-Parris, an N.C. Board Certified Family Law Specialist, is an attorney practicing divorce and family law, as well as veterans disability. 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 the 2017 Legal Elite Winner 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.  She also retains an AVVO rating of 10, which is the highest rating that can be achieved.

WBL-Web-Legal Elite BannerJohnson-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 advisory board of  First Citizens Bank. She has also served as President of the Greensboro Bar Association and on the boards of the Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park, 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.

WBL-Web-CTA-Afi-Book-5(1)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 (Townsend)  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

Recognitions

2018 Best Lawyers® Recipient for Family Law 
2013 – 2015 Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine
2012 Rising Star by Super Lawyers of North Carolina magazine

Community Service

Board Member – First Citizens Bank, currently
Board Member and past President  Greensboro Bar Association
Board Member – Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park
American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section Council, currently
North Carolina Bar Association- Board of Governors Chair, Law Practice Management Section
Board Member- YWCA
Board Member – Guilford Coalition on Adolescent Pregnancy
Board Member, Junior League of Greensboro; Sustainer member

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