Greenville, S.C. — Smith Moore Leatherwood attorney Zandra L. Johnson has been selected by the Southern Region of the Lawyers of Color for its inaugural "Hot List," which honors early- to mid-career minority attorneys who are excelling in the legal profession. Johnson will be honored for this distinction at a reception and photo shoot to be held at Greenberg Traurig's Atlanta, Ga. office July 16, 2013.
The honorees were chosen through a two-pronged process, whereby a selection committee – comprised of editorial staff and advisers, as well as law school fellows and interns – spent months reviewing nominations and researching bar publications and legal blogs to identify promising candidates. Nominations from mentors, peers, and colleagues were also accepted.
Johnson is Of Counsel in Smith Moore Leatherwood's Greenville, SC office, and her practice concentrates on commercial defense litigation. Her experience and practice includes products liability, professional negligence, church litigation, real estate litigation and premises liability. Product liability cases have included representation of manufacturers of cranes, hydraulic jacks, automotive parts, plant machinery and consumer products. Since joining Smith Moore Leatherwood in 2003, she has also gained experience in traditional business litigation and appellate litigation. Johnson practices in both state and federal court.
Johnson graduated with a B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, from South Carolina State University and a J.D. from St. John's University School of Law. She has been honored by YWCA as a Dream Achiever; featured by Destiny Magazine as a Woman of Achievement; recognized by South Carolina's Greater Middleton Chapel AME Church as a Phenomenal Woman; and selected by Greenville Business Magazine as one of the Best and Brightest 35 and Under.