Righton Johnson Headshot
Education
  • University of Georgia School of Law
    J.D., 2008, Moot Court Executive Board, Editorial Board, Journal of Intellectual Property
  • University of Georgia
    B.A., Political Science, 2002, cum laude with honors
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, 2008
About Righton
Q&A
  • What type of matters do you work on most often?

    I primarily work on matters involving personal injury and property damage. I represent product manufacturers, product sellers, premises owners, and large corporations that have been sued because someone alleges a product they manufacture, sell, own, or maintain has caused damage.

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?
  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?
MORE ABOUT Righton
  • Personal injury defense: Representation of a product manufacturer before a federal judge in multi-district litigation in Pennsylvania. Successfully argued that the plaintiff could not compel the deposition of client's corporate representative. Subsequently argued and won summary judgment motion on grounds that plaintiff had not provided sufficient evidence to identify client's product.
  • Government & Constitutional Litigation: Representation of property development company in appeal to Supreme Court of Georgia for a municipality's enforcement of an unconstitutional zoning ordinance. Held ordinance was unconstitutional and awarded prejudgment interest. (Century Center at Braselton and CCB1 v. Town of Braselton, et al., Supreme Court of Georgia)
    Education
    • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2008, Moot Court Executive Board, Editorial Board, Journal of Intellectual Property
    • University of Georgia, B.A., Political Science, 2002, cum laude with honors
    Courts
    • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2008
    • Georgia Supreme Court, 2008
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2008
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 2015
    Bar Admissions
    • Georgia, 2008
    Professional Affiliations
    • DRI Young Lawyers, Steering Committee
    • State Bar of Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition, Chair,2016
    • Women's Energy Network
    Awards & Accolades
    • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2014 - present