Evan R. Johnson


Evan R. Johnson is a 2021 graduate of the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Alabama. While in law school, he served on the Editorial Board of the Memphis Law Review as a Notes Editor, assisting and supporting second-year law students with their law review notes, and as Chief Justice of the Honor Council, investigating and adjudicating allegations of student academic misconduct. Evan was also recognized as Best Oral Advocate for his participation in the law school Freshman Moot Court competition.

During his first week of law school, Evan observed a Friday morning motion docket in Shelby County Circuit Court. After hearing numerous attorneys make arguments before the judge, he knew that he wanted to spend his days as an attorney in the courtroom.

Evan joined Gibson Perryman as a law clerk in March 2021 while in law school and, after passing the bar exam, took what he had learned as a clerk into his role as an associate attorney. Evan loves the challenge that each individual case brings and he is passionate about doing his best to help the client and the firm succeed.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Evan taught public school in Memphis for several years. His experience in the classroom helped him hone his communication skills and prepare him for a career in litigation. As a former educator and now an attorney, Evan is uniquely positioned to advocate on behalf of students and parents in the education law context by leaning on the his knowledge of education from a school perspective as well as from a legal perspective.

Evan obtained his undergraduate degree in History from Wabash College and a master’s degree in Education from Union University. Originally from southern Indiana, Evan moved to the Memphis area with his wife in 2014. Growing up in a small town, Evan immediately felt at home in the “biggest small town” Memphis area.

Outside of work, Evan enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, watching any kind of sporting event, and reading history books.