Sidney Johnson

Attorney At Law

Sidney Johnson is a litigation attorney at Sparks Law. Prior to joining the firm, Sidney worked at Bird Law Group, P.C. here in Atlanta, Georgia representing Plaintiffs in medical malpractice, personal injury, and premises liability disputes. She graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law. During law school, Sidney participated in Moot Court, served as a Dean’s Ambassador, and was a Notes Editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property. Her article, “The Road to Hell was Paved with a Good Faith Belief” was ultimately selected for publication. Prior to graduation, Sidney also received the Ron Carlson Award for Excellence in the Study of Evidence, the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Constitutional Law, and was awarded Best Advocate in a Legal Ethics and Professionalism Competition hosted by Walter F. George School of Law.

Legal Practice Areas

Business and Corporate, Business formation, Litigation

Bar Admissions

Georgia

Court Admissions

Georgia State and Superior Courts, Northern District of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Georgia

Experience

BIRD LAW GROUP, P.C.

Associate

Analyzed potential client claims from intake, including reviewing medical records and police reports

Met with clients and potential clients, drafted representation agreements, and obtained necessary authorizations

Negotiated pre-suit settlements

Researched, retained, and consulted with medical and non-medical experts

Prepared for depositions in medical malpractice, personal injury, premises liability, and tax litigation

Drafted an amended complaint, motions, discovery questions and responses, open records requests, nonparty requests for production of documents, 6.4 letters, letters to lien holders, demand letters, spoliation letters, disengagement letters, jury charges, deposition designations, and mediation statements

Deposed fact witnesses

Obtained emergency conservatorship

Assisted with appeals for medical malpractice and products liability cases to the Georgia Court of Appeals and 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

GWINNETT COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

Prosecutorial Clinic Intern

Drafted indictments and accusations

Drafted guilty plea agreements and arraignment preparation materials

Interviewed law enforcement officers and victims

Participated in voir dire, preliminary hearings, guilty pleas, and grand jury proceedings under the supervision of a practicing DA

Conducted a felony trial, delivered opening and closing statements, examined and cross-examined witnesses

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA SCHOOL OF LAW

Research Assistant to Professor Kent Barnett

Conducted research on administrative law proceedings to analyze Chevron and Skidmore deference

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