Rachel Johnson

Attorney

Rachel Johnson

Contact

OFFICE (317) 396–2596

Rachel Johnson focuses her practice on the defense of medical professionals throughout all stages of litigation, including depositions, mediations and trial settings. The majority of her practice concentrates on representing clients in federal court, specifically representing medical professionals who are sued by incarcerated individuals for violations of their civil rights under 42 U.S.C. 1983.

Rachel was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 2012. Rachel has spent a lot of time in the courtroom during her career, including spending many years advocating for the due process and constitutional rights of parents and families within the child welfare system in Marion County. Rachel is also a registered Domestic Relations Mediator and Elder Law Mediator.

Focus Areas

Education

2009

Miami University

Degree:

B.S., business

2012

University of Dayton

School:

School of Law

Degree:

J.D.

Experience

  • Team Lead Attorney, Marion County Public Defender Agency, 2013 – 2019
    • Managed multiple civil litigation cases in the CHINS/TPR Division
  • Domestic Relations Mediator, Johnson County ADR Project, 2013
    • Facilitated problem-solving between participants regarding issues in a divorce or other domestic relations matter, including issues of child custody, child support and parenting time schedules
  • Research Associate, HealthBlitz, 2013
    • Supported new client research and business development
    • Review contracts to guide in development of sound contractual agreements

Honors

  • Marcus Emery Award, 2019
  • Pro Bono Commitment to Community Award, 2012

Admitted to Bar

  • 2012 Indiana

Court Admissions

  • 2012 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • 2012 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Speaking And Publications

CLE Presentations in Indiana, facilitated through the Marion County Public Defender Agency

  • CHINS/TPR Overview, Tippecanoe County, Public Defender Office, 2018
  • Parenting Time & Placement, 2016
  • Objections to Testimony & Exhibits, 2018
  • Evidence & Objections, 2019

Civic Engagement / Volunteerism

Mock Trial Judge, IUPUI mock trial program

Rachel lives in Indianapolis with her husband.

Favorite Quote

“It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.” ~ Earl Warren, Chief Justice, United States Supreme Court