Nicole Goodman Johnson has over a decade of professional experience helping people navigate the most difficult periods of their lives.
Inspired by her personal experiences living below and rising above the poverty line, Nicole believes that legal representation should be affordable. She is also committed to ensuring that every client feels like her only client. As a busy mother, wife, and attorney, Nicole also values her clients’ time as much as she values her own.
Nicole regularly provides pro bono representation to survivors of domestic violence, and parents experiencing homelessness in complicated child custody and divorce matters. Nicole worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Tara J. Fentress, and the Honorable Lloyd U. Nolan, Jr., at D.C. Superior Court; and as a staff attorney at the American Bar Association Center Children and the Law. She is a member of the D.C. Family Court Panels, where she is appointed as counsel in child abuse and mental health matters.
Nicole brings her skills as a clinical social worker to her law practice. She has excellent communication, time management, and mediation skills. Nicole also has a remarkable ability to maintain her composure in stressful situations. She skillfully fights for her client’s interests.
Nicole is extremely passionate about being an advocate for those who are often silenced by varying forces. She enjoys serving as a volunteer attorney with the D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project, where she represents children and survivors of domestic violence; she also volunteers at the D.C. Landlord-Tenant Resource Center.
Nicole serves as a board member at Carrie Simon House – a local shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness.
Nicole’s commitment to serving others has been recognized by several national and local organizations, including the American Bar Association, Americorps, and the National Association of Social Workers.
Nicole spends her personal time chauffeuring her daughter to various activities, dating her husband, and gardening.