Jessica Duncan Johnston


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Jessica Duncan Johnston


Jessica Duncan Johnston is a founding partner in the firm and helps lead our criminal defense team. Her practice focuses on the defense of state and federal crimes, including but not limited to white collar crimes, drug charges, homicide charges, civil forfeitures, juvenile law, violent crimes, criminal appeals and other post-conviction relief, and much more. Jessica is certified to handle capital crimes where the imposition of the death penalty is at issue. She also regularly assists clients with divorces and other family law matters.

Before entering private practice, Jessica Duncan Johnston served as an Administrative Law Judge for the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. During her tenure, she heard cases and determined controversies between taxpayers and the department regarding taxes, licenses, and permits.

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas Supreme Court
  • United States District Court – Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • United States Court of Appeals – Eighth Circuit


William H. Bowen School of Law, J.D. 

Arkansas Tech University, B.A.


Professional Associations and Memberships

Arkansas Bar Association

Pulaski County Bar Association

Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Judge William R. Overton American Inn of Court

Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers

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