Criminal Defense & Investigations
Our criminal defense practice ranges from complex white collar crime cases (antitrust, business, bankruptcy, environmental, health care, defense, and tax) to prosecutions for personal and property crimes.
Our civil practice encompasses business disputes, serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, employment cases, insurance coverage claims, consumer protection claims and other litigation.
The attorney I worked with was ethical, honest, and always took the high road.
– Gloria Goad
The office’s environment makes a statement.
– Ryan Dobbs
What struck me about RDJS is that, as a client, they put you on a pedestal.
– James and Sherri McKamey
RDJS worked on my behalf as if I were the firm’s only client.
– Joe Espino
Experienced In Litigation.
The Firm’s attorneys have been recognized for decades for handling significant and challenging cases in a broad range of practice areas.
Some of RDJS Attorneys’ Recent Work, Professional Service, and Community Involvement.
Washington, DC (August 7, 2023) - Stephen Ross Johnson was sworn in as Secretary of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association's annual meeting held on August 5 in Chicago, IL. Johnson is a criminal defense trial and appellate...
Samantha Ellis receives the President’s Award for her service with the Tennessee Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division.
On June 16, 2023, Samantha Ellis was awarded the President’s Award by Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division President Brittany Faith. Ms. Ellis received the award for her service as the the CLE Chair and New Attorney Liaison for East Tennessee for the...
Stephen Ross Johnson selected for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” and as a 29th Edition “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Stephen Ross Johnson has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 29th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© and as “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in Criminal Defense: White-Collar, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has been selected for inclusion in Best...
Washington, DC (Aug. 15, 2022) – Stephen Ross Johnson was sworn in to serve a two-year term as Treasurer of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association's annual meeting held on August 13 in Palm Beach, FL. Johnson concluded a...
Effective July of 2022, Samantha Ellis has been appointed to serve as the CLE Chair and New Attorney Liaison for East Tennessee for the Tennessee Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. As part of the Practice Services Committee, Mrs. Ellis will plan and coordinate...
Washington, DC (Oct. 15, 2021) - Stephen Ross Johnson was sworn in as Treasurer of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association's board meeting held on October 9, 2021, in Washington, DC. Johnson is a criminal defense trial and...