Heather R. Johnston

Heather R. Johnston

Attorney | Mediator

Clients deserve to understand the legal system, their rights, and the law and to understand what to expect at each stage of the legal proceeding. I take pride in helping them through that process. Family law is a complex and emotionally charged area of the law. My friendly personality, diplomatic skills and dedication to keeping clients well-informed all serve to benefit to my clients.

  • J.D., University of Florida, Levine College of Law, Gainesville, FL,  2002
  • B.A. in Business and Organizational Communications, University of Akron, Akron, OH
    • Dean’s list
    • Golden Key National Honors Society
  • Participated in State of Ohio Attorney General’s Office “Finding Words” prestigious and innovative program in 2005
  • Ohio State Bar Association – Certified Specialist in Family Law 2015
    Judge – National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law – National Center for Adoption Law and Policy, Capital University 2012.

certified specialist

  • Cleveland Metro Bar Association – 2012 – Present
  • Ohio Bar Association – 2008 – Present
  • Akron Bar Association  – 2008 – Present, Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association – 2012 – Present, Family Law Section
  • Center for Principled Family Advocacy – 2012 – Present
  • Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce, Peninsula, Ohio, Member, 2012- present
  • Justin T. Rogers Care Center & Grounds, Akron, Ohio, Volunteer Estate Planner, 2012 – present
  • Peninsula Home & Garden Club, Peninsula, Ohio, Member, 2010-present, President, 2012-2014;
  • Leave a Legacy, Akron, Ohio, Volunteer Estate Planner, 2005-2012
  • Peninsula Library & Historical Society, Peninsula, Ohio, Board of Trustees, 2001-2005;
  • Boston Township Community Service League, Peninsula, Ohio, Co-President, 2014 – Present