Russell L. Johnson - Deakle-Johnson Law Firm

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Prior to becoming a Partner with Deakle-Johnson Law Firm, Russell worked as an Associate for Pendley, Baudin, & Coffin L.L.P. in Plaquemine, LA. Mr. Johnson is admitted to practice in the general, appellate, and Supreme Courts of both Mississippi and Louisiana.

While pursuing a law degree at Tulane University Law School, Mr. Johnson worked as a student practitioner in the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic. In 2017, Mr. Johnson worked as a Pro Bono intern for Judge Fredericka Wicker of the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. Mr. Johnson was awarded his Juris Doctor degree with a Certificate in Environmental Law in the Spring of 2017.

Mr. Johnson’s legal experience spans a variety of fields including Mass Torts, Chemical Spills, Personal injury, Automobile Accidents, Class Action, Asbestos Trusts, Insurance law, and Wills.

When he is not in the office, Mr. Johnson enjoys spending leisure time with his fiancé, their two dogs, and his family.

Educational and Professional Background

  • Pendley, Baudin, & Coffin, LLP (2017-2019)
  • Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (2017)
  • Tulane University Law School (J.D., C.E.L., 2017)
  • Sewanee: The University of The South (B.A. History, 2014)


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Federal Court of Claims
  • All Mississippi and Louisiana State courts

Activities & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Mississippi
  • State Bar of Louisiana
  • Federal Bar Association (5th Circuit)
  • American Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division)
  • Krewe of Bacchus-New Orleans

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