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About Us

Johnson & Nicholson, PLLC is a full-service law firm dedicated to providing quality legal services in a cost-efficient manner. We treat our clients as partners by apprising them of all developments, promptly responding to their inquiries, serving their interests with the utmost trustworthiness and integrity, and working with them, as a team, to develop and execute common-sense legal strategies.

Our founding partners, Carnell Johnson and Elaine Nicholson, are a husband and wife team, who are seasoned attorneys with outstanding reputations in the legal community. They have years of experience in the private and public sector.  Their work experience includes working for a community development corporation, non-profit organizations, the New Jersey Judiciary, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office, as well as private law firms.

Our attorneys are members of the New Jersey and North Carolina Bars, as well as the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.


We have four attorneys: Carnell Johnson, Elaine Nicholson, Cynthia Hernandez, and Xavier T. de Janon.

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Carnell JohnsonElaine Nicholson
Cynthia HernandezXavier T. de Janon

Success Stories

“Carnell was patient and efficient. He made me feel like he cared, and most importantly, got the job done!”

- J.D.
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“I endorse this lawyer’s work. Anytime I get a call of one needing representation or if a client has a DUI/DWI issue, I refer them to Carnell. He’s thorough, precise, knowledgeable and touch. I encourage you to call him for a consultation.”

- G.H.
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“Carnell is a fine attorney who is very diligent in handling cases for his client. I highly recommend him.”

- E.M.
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