Amy Dunn Johnson Announces Run for 15th Division Circuit Court

I'm running for Circuit Judge!

My daughters joined me for this special announcement: I'm running for Circuit Judge! It's the position that's currently held by retiring Judge Dick Moore. I look forward to this campaign and sharing my vision of ensuring our court system is fair, easier to navigate, and where all Arkansans have the same access to justice. Please share this video on your Facebook page and encourage your friends to "like" it. Thank you so much!

Posted by Amy Dunn Johnson for Judge on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

“I’m running for judge because I want to ensure that everyone who appears in court has a fair chance to be heard. Our judicial system is needlessly complex for Arkansans with everyday problems to navigate. Modern-day technology and the widespread availability of information have transformed our country, but the legal system has made little progress in adapting to these realities. Our judicial system has to adapt so that Arkansas families can get the help they need.”

“There are far more cases that get filed in court each year than there are lawyers to handle them. This means that thousands of people have no choice but to represent themselves during life-changing crises. Without efficiencies in place to address this, all cases in our court system get bogged down—from people accused of serious crimes to businesses involved in complex disputes. I’m running so that this district has a judge with experience working to make our judicial system easier to navigate for all Arkansans.”

~ Amy Dunn Johnson

Amy Dunn Johnson possesses experience in both the private and public sector. Johnson is currently the Executive Director for the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission and Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation, a position she has held for the past ten years. There she works tirelessly to help low-income Arkansans with their civil legal needs through policy initiatives, resource development, public education, and legislative advocacy.

During her time at the Arkansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, Johnson served as the Deputy Reporter of Decisions where she edited and revised court opinions in preparation for publication and provided technical assistance to court staff.

Johnson previously worked as an associate at Kutak Rock LLP, where she provided legal counsel to nonprofit and for-profit health care clients, including hospitals, pharmacies, therapy providers, long term care, and mental health providers. Prior to that, Johnson was an associate at Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C., where her practice focused on health care issues such as Medicare, Medicaid, long term care, and mental health.

Johnson graduated cum laude from Hendrix College with a BA in Psychology, and she received a Juris Doctor with highest honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.

Johnson is actively involved in our community and works to make it a better place for our all families. Johnson is a board member for the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care and Community Legal Access, and she is serving by appointment to the Arkansas Civil Justice Reform Committee. In 2007, she co-founded Harmony Health Clinic, where she served as a board officer until 2013. She is a former trustee for the Arkansas United Methodist Conference and the First United Methodist Church Board of Trustees, a past board member of Gertrude Remmel Butler Child Development Center, and a former member of the Little Rock Community Mental Health Center Board.

Amy lives in Little Rock with her three daughters and is a member of First United Methodist Church.