Richmond Divorce Attorney J. Andrew Johnson | Cordell & Cordell

J. Andrew Johnson

Senior Litigation Attorney

Richmond divorce attorney J. Andrew JohnsonAs a former prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer, Richmond divorce attorney J. Andrew Johnson has an enormous amount of experience helping people through difficult times. In family law, custody, divorce, and visitation are stressful events, and he wants to help clients through that process.

“Family is generally the most important part of our lives,” Mr. Johnson said, “so I believe in fighting for the rights of clients to ensure their rights are protected.”

Mr. Johnson is tenacious and works as hard as he possibly can to get the outcome a client desires. That comes through extensive research, negotiations, gathering evidence, and putting together a solid case at every step of the process.

“While I may have many cases, each client’s case is probably the most important issue going on in his or her life at this time,” he said. “To me, that means treating each client like their case is my priority. I will keep clients updated and make sure they understand every step of the journey. Knowing that you’re not a case number or file number is my priority.”

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Johnson is licensed to practice in Virginia.


Mr. Johnson earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Randolph-Macon College. He received his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University’s Claude W. Pettit College of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Johnson practiced criminal prosecution, criminal defense, guardian ad litem, real estate, personal injury, and uncontested divorce.


  • Virginia State Bar, 1997
  • Greater Richmond Criminal Bar Association, 2008

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

  • The Sword of Strict Liability: An Analysis of United States v. Poulin, Volume 6, No. 1, Ohio Northern University Journal of Pharmacy & Law, page 55 (1996)