M. Allison Johnson

M. Allison Johnson Shareholder

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M. Allison ("Allison") Johnson joined Gold Weems in 2015, and is a Shareholder of the Firm.  Before joining Gold Weems, Allison had the privilege of clerking for the Honorable Leslie H. Southwick, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Allison focuses her practice on employment law compliance and litigation; insurance coverage & defense; governmental compliance; governmental liability & civil rights defense; personal injury defense; workers’ compensation defense; and estate matters. She has experience representing clients in a wide range of matters, in state and federal courts, at the trial and appellate levels.  Allison strives to serve her clients by fiercely protecting their interests, while working collaboratively to achieve the best, and most cost-effective, result.   
Allison received her B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, in 2009 from Centenary College and her J.D., summa cum laude, in 2014 from Mississippi College School of Law – graduating first in her class.  In law school, Allison was the Chief Executive Editor of the Mississippi College Law Review, a member of the Moot Court Board, and received the best paper award (given for achieving the highest grade in the class) in 18 classes. 

  • Mississippi College Law Review, Chief Executive Editor
  • Mississippi College Moot Court Board
  • Best Paper Awards in Appellate Advocacy, Bankruptcy, Business Associations, Civil Law Obligations, Constitutional Law, Contracts II, Criminal Procedure, Ethics, Evidence, Insurance, Legal Research II, Legal Writing I, Legal Writing II, Property, Sales & Leasing, Secured Transactions, Torts I, Torts II
  • National Order of Scribes
Professional and Civic Activities
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Crossroads-American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville
Past Experience
  • Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing, Mississippi College School of Law (2014-2015)
Publications and Presentations
  • Author, Chapter 6A: Rule 11 Obligations; Litigation Accountability Act, in Mississippi Civil Procedure (Jeffrey Jackson et al. eds., 2015)


  • Judge Leslie H. Southwick, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2014
  • Louisiana State University Shreveport, MHA, magna cum laude, 2010
  • Centenary College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2009

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Louisiana
  • United State District Courts
    • Eastern District of Louisiana
    • Middle District of Louisiana
    • Western District of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals
    • Fifth Circuit