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Corrin Johnson, Attorney Profile

Corrin Johnson, Special Education Attorney

ā€œI have always been interested in directly helping children throughout my previous legal experiences. Helping solve educational disputes can be complex, emotional, and challenging, but has turned out to be one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. Every child is different and the educational situations vary greatly--I love figuring out how to put the pieces of the puzzle together. The best outcomes are when we are able to bring parents and the school back together and jointly focused on the interest of the child.ā€ ~ Corrin Johnson.

Corrin Johnson, Esq. is a special education attorney at the Law Offices of Schwartz & Storey. As a special education attorney, Ms. Johnson has successfully handled cases at all stages of litigation, from the initial administrative resolution session and mediation, to multiple due process hearings and cases in Federal District Court on appeal. With a passion and dedication to helping families facing unique educational challenges, Ms. Johnson approaches each case with a focus on obtaining positive outcomes for students, helping the process get back back on track, and repair relationships when possible.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ms. Johnson knew early on that she would find herself working in a field helping others. Ms. Johnson graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a major in Forensic Science and a minor in Chemistry. At the heart of her major was an interest to problem solve, but she soon realized she might get stuck in a lab all day. Instead, Ms. Johnson decided to build on her interests in a way she would be actively interacting with others. Inspired by a teacher, who was an attorney, during her undergraduate studies, Ms. Johnson turned her interest towards issues relating to the family and decided to pursue law school.

Ms. Johnson attended, and graduated Cum Laude from, Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During law school Ms. Johnson interned with firms and agencies dedicated to working with children, families, and minority groups, including the Women Against Abuse Legal Center (working with victims of domestic violence), Philadelphia Legal Assistance (Child Custody), the Legal Clinic for the Disabled, and the Mazzoni Center (working on legal issues in the LGBTQ community). In these positions she worked directly with clients, handled research, wrote motions, and, as a certified law student, appeared before judges in family court issues.

Licensed to practice in Pennsylvania in 2013 and California in 2016, Ms. Johnson started her legal career clerking for a family court judge, Ann A. Osborne, where she attended hearings and reviewed complaints, motions, and made recommendations on rulings. After a year and a half with the family court, Ms. Johnson clerked for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, with Justice Max Baer, where she worked for two years and gained invaluable experience entrenched in legal theory, process, and writing. Working for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania exposed Ms. Johnson to a variety of social issues including state educationally related transportation issues.

Coming to San Diego, California (to avoid the snow) and representing families of children with special needs at the Law Offices of Schwartz & Storey is the perfect culmination of Ms. Johnsonā€™s experience, where she works directly with parents and educational and therapeutic professionals to secure the right to an appropriate education for children with all types of disabilities and related needs. Ms. Johnson brings a professional, problem-solving approach to the challenges that special needs students face in the educational environment.

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California State Bar

Pennsylvania State Bar

Fed. Dist. Southern Dist. CA

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American Bar Association