Lisa M Johnson - Attorney at Sodoma Law Charlotte.



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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure” Marianne Williamson

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, I attended Cleveland State University. During my undergraduate tenure, I received an acceptance from the University of Savoie in Chambery, France, where I studied international law, European history, and French/English translation. When I returned to the States, I completed my undergraduate program and later achieved a master’s in public administration. From there I took part in the International Conference on Public Management and Development Administration hosted in Ghana, Africa where, over a two-week period, I facilitated a workshop that addressed urban infrastructure, intergovernmental issues, and the need to promote economic growth and stability in urban communities.

I would go on to further my studies at Thomas Cooley Law School in Michigan with a focused concentration in litigation. While there, I worked at Legal Aid as the clinic coordinator and successfully implemented self-help family law programs for those in need of legal guidance in divorce, custody, and domestic violence matters. This is when I realized family law was where I belonged.

After law school, I took a leap of faith and moved to North Carolina. Early in my legal career, I managed a second career in academia as an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix, where I taught philosophy, business ethics, communications, constitutional history, business law and political science. I found this decade long experience enlightening, inspiring, and thought provoking.

Throughout my legal career, I focused on family law because this is where I made the most significant impact for my clients and the community. As a professional, I am honest, direct, dedicated and have a genuine passion for what I do. Early on, I understood that the people that I represent all come with diverse issues and problems that need to be addressed efficiently, effectively, and realistically, but also tailored to their individual concerns. I recognize that there is no “cookie-cutter” solution in family law and one size does not fit all when dealing with troubled marriages and broken families. That is why I focus on resolutions that will best fit my clients’ interests, even if the resolutions are unconventional.

Any competent attorney can successfully argue the law and put a band-aid on the open wounds left by a shattered family. But it takes an exceptional attorney to have the energy to fight for their clients, and the compassion to meet their clients where they are in life to help elevate them to the next level and move forward. A skilled attorney must have the ability to think creatively and outside-the-box to help their client reach some finality in ongoing complex family law disputes. An accomplished attorney shows strength, intellect, and unwavering support for her clients. And it takes a confident attorney to make it all happen. I fearlessly carry that same compassion, energy, skill, creativity, sense of accomplishment and confidence with me and every client I represent.

When I’m not zealously advocating for my clients in the courtroom, I spend most of my time and energy with my amazing young son and incredibly spoiled diva-like pup, Coco Chanel. I have one son and three bonus children. I love French conversation and culture and I am fascinated with world travel.


  • Cleveland State University: BA
  • Cleveland State University / Levin College of Public Affairs and Education: Masters in Public Administration
  • Universite de Savoie
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina

Honors and Associations

  • NC Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Chapter of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – board member

Additonal Licenses

  • Certified North Carolina Family Financial Mediator


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