Faith Johnson

Faith Johnson

Faith Johnson is a pioneer. Her appointment as the first African-American female to serve as the District Attorney of Dallas County is one of Faith’s several “firsts.” She has the distinction of being the first African-American female district criminal judge elected in Texas, serving as a presiding judge for 17 years, and was also the first African-American female to attain the highly regarded status of Chief Felony Prosecutor during her time in the Dallas County District Attorney's Office.

As a judge, she handled thousands of felony cases ranging from drug possession and theft to sexual assault, child abuse, and capital murder. After leaving the bench, Faith practiced with a non-profit law firm for two years before establishing Faith Johnson & Associates, L.L.P. in 2009. She has represented Churches and non-profit organizations for over a decade.

In 2014, Faith was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to the Texas Public Safety Commission, where she was one of five Commissioners who oversaw homeland security, border patrol, and terrorism in Texas. She served on the commission until December 2016 when she began serving as District Attorney.

Faith is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, and the U.S. Christian Chamber of Commerce, among other professional organizations. She is secretary and a board member of The Potter's House of Dallas, and a past board member of several non-profit organizations.

Affiliations

U.S. Christian Chamber of Commerce
Dallas Women Lawyers Association

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Education

Texas Southern University

  • Juris Doctor  

Georgia State University

  • Masters in Community Counseling

Georgia State University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Admissions

Texas
US District Court for the Northern District of Texas