Whit Johnson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi, in a doctor’s household. Mr. Johnson has been licensed to practice in the State of Mississippi since 1979. He specializes in trial work, with the focus of his practice for the past 30 years being the defense of physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers from claims of medical negligence. He was recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for 2011 in the field of medical malpractice law.
Mr. Johnson is a frequent speaker to medical organizations, including the Mississippi State Medical Association, the Mississippi Medical and Surgical Association, Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi, and various departments and groups within the University of Mississippi Medical Center system. He has also been published in the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association on both risk management and litigation issues.
Mr. Johnson’s wife, George, is a pre-school librarian at Jackson Academy, and they are the proud parents of three grown children, all of whom are now out of college. They have lived in Jackson since Mr. Johnson’s graduation from law school in 1979 and are actively involved as parishioners at St. Richard’s Catholic Church.
About Currie Johnson Griffin & Myers
The attorneys of Currie Johnson Griffin & Myers, P.A., handle a variety of cases in state and federal courts throughout the State of Mississippi. The firm regularly defends cases involving personal injury, property, casualty, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, matters pertaining to health care facilities, matters involving insurance coverage and bad faith claims. The firm also represents clients in employment and discrimination cases. The firm has been ranked as a Tier 1 law firm in the Jackson area by U.S. News and Best Lawyers since 2010, in the practice areas of personal injury litigation – defendants, insurance law, and medical malpractice law – defendants. Learn more at http://www.curriejohnson.com