Diana Rugh Johnson

About Diana Rugh Johnson

Queenyona's Lawyer

Diana Rugh Johnson has a private law practice specializing in child welfare law. She is certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children and practices in Atlanta, Georgia. When asked what she remembers most about the case Johnson said, “I remember Queenyona’s calmness and grace. Queenyona, no matter what she was feeling inside, remained poised and professional at all times. Of course, my most vivid memory was of the judge making his ruling. Queenyona and Anthony’s joy was indescribable. I am the most proud of how quickly I was able to get AJ home safely to his parents. In cases like these, babies are often removed for 4-6 months awaiting trial. There was no way I was going to let that happen to this family. We worked around the clock to prepare for the earliest trial date we could get and it paid off. A case like Queenyona’s shows why lawyers are vital to our society. Without a lawyer fighting Queenyona’s fight, this family would have been broken apart – probably permanently given the seriousness of the accusation. Sometimes the system gets things wrong. Lawyers work to right those wrongs.”