Practice Areas

  • Municipal Liability
  • Construction Accident and Labor Law
  • Construction Defect
  • Educational Liability and School Supervision
  • Premises Liability
  • Commercial Litigation

Porsha Johnson Partner

Porsha R. Johnson is a litigator with significant experience handling personal injury, premises liability, civil rights and other matters from inception through trial and verdict. Ms. Johnson is heavily involved in a wide range of the firm’s matters, handling all aspects of litigation from discovery forward. Before joining Cornell Grace, P.C.,Ms. Johnson had served as a staff attorney with the New York City Law Department since 2008. In September 2011,Ms. Johnson was promoted to the Law Department’s Special Federal Litigation Division, where she defended the City of New York and its officials in complex civil rights litigation matters.


Ms. Johnson received her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University in 2004, and earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas, where she graduated Cum Laude. During her law school career, Ms. Johnson served as Executive Editor of the Thurgood Marshall Law Review, and was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.


2021 – The National Black Lawyers – Top 100 is pleased to announce that Porsha Johnson of Cornell Grace, P.C. has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Black Lawyers in New York, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only, and is limited to the top 100 attorneys in each state who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers.

With the selection of Ms. Johnson by The National Black Lawyers – Top 100, she has shown that she exemplifies superior qualifications, leadership skills, and performance in her areas of legal practice.

2021 – Ms. Johnson is also an honorable member of The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40


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Cornell Grace, P.C. is committed to providing clients with the highest quality legal representation while maintaining the hands-on personal service of a boutique law firm. We handle cases vigorously, with painstaking attention to detail at every phase, always working in pursuit of the best resolution for our clients.