Attorney Johnda D. Scott earned her law degree from the George Washington University of Law School in 1996. Ms. Scott honed her skills as a zealous advocate and litigator for over 17 years, first serving as counsel in the Office of the Public Defender in Fredericksburg, Virginia and later in private practice. After serving the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission as a Public Defender for four years, Ms. Scott worked as a general practitioner specializing in criminal defense, juvenile law and family law in the Fredericksburg area. Subsequent to that, Ms. Scott was the owner of her own law firm specializing in those practice areas for eight years.
Over the course of her career, Ms. Scott has litigated over a thousand cases in the Commonwealth of Virginia representing adults and juveniles.
Ms. Scott has also served as an advocate for women, children and families through her many efforts outside of the courtroom. An accomplished and sought after speaker, Ms. Scott has devoted her time to speaking with organizations about leadership, women’s and family issues, and juveniles in the criminal justice system.
Her community activism and involvement includes membership in civic and social organizations, where she has consistently served in leadership positions on multiple boards including:
- Old Dominion Bar Association (Previous Executive Board Member)
- Northern Virginia Black Attorney’s Association
- Prince William County Bar Association
- Virginia Bar
- Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Manassas-Woodbridge, VA Chapter (Previous President, Executive Board Member)
- Woodbridge Academy of Dance, Board of Directors (2011-2013)
- Speak Out! Cancer Foundation – Board of Directors
- Drifter’s, Incorporated, – Potomac Chapter (Previous Executive Board Member)
- Dance Ministry Co-Founder/Co-Director – First Zion Baptist Church, Dumfries, Virginia
Ms. Scott truly believes she is called to serve her clients and her community. “No matter the outcome, my clients should feel like they were heard and their rights were respected. Our system owes you that and I am here to advocate for you.”