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All About Ingrid

ATTORNEY INGRID F. JOHNSON


JUSTICE SEEKER, SOCIAL ACTIVIST, CHANGE AGENT
Mrs. Johnson is an extremely focused attorney with a wealth of legal experience involving statewide service with all three branches of Louisiana government. Under Gov. Kathleen B. Blanco’s administration, she was appointed as General Counsel for the State of Louisiana, Second Injury Board (a state government board composed of the Louisiana Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Secretary of the Department of Health & Hospitals, Secretary of the Department of Social Services, and the Director of the Office of Workers' Compensation). She continued in that position under Governor Bobby Jindal’s administration.

Attorney Johnson’s career path in state government started when former Attorney General, Richard P. Ieyoub, appointed her as an Assistant Attorney General for the Insurance Fraud Section, Criminal Division of the Department of Justice. This appointment made her the first black, first female Assistant Attorney General for that section and the youngest attorney hired for the Department of Justice. Prior to that appointment, she served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable George C. Metoyer, Jr. While in law school, she served as a student attorney for the East Baton Rouge, Office of Public Defender. In undergraduate school, she was a translator for Hispanic students and a leader in student government.

She received her high school diploma with Honors from Peabody Magnet High School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree (magna cum laude) from Grambling State University, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Southern University Law Center. Her Spanish Fluency Certification was obtained in Saltillo, Mexico at the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila.

Currently, she is blessed to be a solo practitioner in her hometown of Alexandria, LA. She strives to be the change that she would like to see in her community by helping others to live proactively, by mending families, and by advising several governmental agencies, business entities, and community organizations.


COMMUNITY SERVANT,  HUMANITARIAN, CYCLE BREAKER, PURPOSE-WALKING, FAITH-TALKING. BELIEVER.
Over the years, she has never forgotten her foundation and continuously gives of her time, talent, and finances to the community. Her leadership in the community involves numerous initiatives and endeavors. 

She is determined to provide exposure and opportunity for underprivileged youth. She has sponsored students for Girls and Boys State, students for Peabody Magnet High School’s Prom through her “A Moment in Time” Award, and a softball team through Alexandria Little League. Currently, she sponsors students enrolled at Grambling State University and Southern University Law Center through the “Attorney Ingrid F. Johnson Higher Learning Award”, annually gives away school supplies to over 1000 students in Central Louisiana and 5 schools in Rapides Parish, and focuses on instilling in boys and girls to love God, love who they are, and serve others through D.R.E.A.M., a youth leadership development program she started in 2002. Additionally, she does hundreds of hours of pro bono/legal ministry work throughout the State to assist children, individuals desiring to start their own businesses, and the elderly for estate planning.


Her ministry commitments, also, involve serving women of all ages, in the local community and around the globe, teaching the Women's Sunday School Class and leading the Women's Ministry at her church home, Second Union Missionary Baptist Church (Pastored by Rev. Joseph Martin, Jr.).  The vision of increase God gave her to support women in walking with passion, power, and purpose through D.R.E.A.M. LeadHERship has enabled her to reach, expose, and motivate hundreds of women. 

Attorney Johnson is a motivational speaker and leadership trainer for many church, workplace, school, organization, and community events throughout Louisiana.  She can be seen volunteering extensively around the community and is a member of several service-oriented organizations, such as the Peabody High School Alumni Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Alexandria (LA) Alumnae Chapter. She is a former Board Chair and Commissioner on the Rapides Parish Civil Service Board and Board Member for several non-profit organizations throughout Louisiana. 

Her professional accomplishments and community service endeavors have earned her many awards and recognitions, including the Spirit of Community Award by the City of Alexandria Human Rights Commission, the Greater Baton Rouge YWCA Women of Achievement Award in Public Service, being named as one of the Greater Baton Rouge’s Top Forty People Under 40 by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, Woman of Distinction by the Light Newspaper, and Central Louisiana Woman of the Year in her 30s by the Central Louisiana YWCA and Christus Cabrini Hospital.

When she takes “free time”, she enjoys reading, running, watching live sports, and road trips across the USA with her sweet husband, Kevin U. Johnson.  Her personal motto is: "Living my dream…Fulfilling my purpose.”

 

 

 

 

 

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