Meet George Johnson

Attorney George Johnson founded our firm’s client-centered approach over a quarter century ago, and has been fighting on behalf of federal employees nationwide ever since. He has vigorously defended federal employees all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and has developed a reputation internationally as adept in all aspects of MSPB and Federal Employment Law.

Speaking Appearances

As a leading advocate for federal employees, Mr. Johnson is a sought-after delegate and speaker. He has appeared at legal forums worldwide to address issues surrounding international employment law, including appearances at the Oxford Roundtable in England and the International Employment Law Conference in Austria. Additionally, he has served as an annual delegate to the International Bar Association: Durban (2002); San Francisco (2003); Auckland (2004); Prague (2005); Singapore (2007); Buenos Aires (2008); Madrid (2010); and Vancouver (2011). Additionally, Mr. Johnson was honored to have spoken in a shared program with the President of the United States at the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. 75th Birthday Celebration.

Practice Experience

In addition to representing federal employees, Mr. Johnson’s practice expertise also extends to general federal litigation and appellate law. He is a current or past member of the Industrial Relations Research Association; American Bar Association; Atlanta Bar Association; International Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia; Society of Human Resources Managers; National Employment Law Association; and The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is a Charter member of the Congress of Fellows and Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria. In addition, he is a member of Alpha Chi, Fraternity; Beta Theta Pi Fraternity; and the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.

Educational Background

Mr. Johnson is admitted to the bars of Northern and Middle U.S. District Courts in Georgia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh, Tenth and Second Circuits, D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeals, Federal Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia. He holds a BA from Washington & Lee University and a JD from the University of Tennessee, with additional coursework at Harvard University. His language skills include Latin and basic Spanish.

Especially relevant, Mr. Johnson is founder, owner and principal of Melville Johnson, P.C.. The firm is an Atlanta-based firm with an international and federal reputation for intelligent approaches and aggressive client advocacy on behalf of federal employees.

Mr. Johnson is active in his community with a wide variety of charitable organizations. These include board memberships on Rhodes Hall, Atlanta; and the Atlanta Music Club, the parent organization of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; the Atlanta Opera; the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra; and the Atlanta Symphony Chorus. Finally, Mr. Johnson is chair of the Third Congressional District of the Democratic Party of Georgia. He also sits on its governing board.

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Georgia Court of Appeals

Supreme Court of Georgia, 1990

U.S. Supreme Court, 1990