Bio

LAURA DYER JOHNSON practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law, business law, and real estate. Laura’s practice initially focused on real estate law, as she represented title insurance underwriters and their insureds and agents in courts across the state of Arkansas. Laura then used her knowledge of real estate law as a foundation for her work in probate, estate planning and elder law. She enjoys helping business owners and families with the myriad of legal issues they face, from business formations and transactions to estate plans that appropriately address the unique circumstances of each family. Laura has successfully assisted individuals and families at all stages of life with a variety of legal issues, including guardianship and assisting families as they transition a loved one to long-term care. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association and the Pulaski County Bar Association.

Laura lives in Little Rock with her husband and their three children.

Honors

  • National Charity League, Little Rock Chapter
    • Board of Directors
    • Parliamentarian 2021-2022
    • President 2023-2024
  • Best Lawyers in America 2022,2023
    • Business Organizations
    • Elder Law
  • Best Lawyers in America 2021
    • Business Organizations
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars,” 2020
  • “Best Lawyers,” Women in the Law, 2020
  • “Best Lawyers in Little Rock,” Little Rock Soirée, 2019
  • “Best Lawyers in Arkansas,” Arkansas Times, 2019
  • “Best Lawyers in Little Rock,” Little Rock Soirée, 2018
  • “Best Lawyers in Little Rock,” Little Rock Soirée, 2017
  • Adjunct Professor, Principles of Real Estate, Ouachita Baptist University, 2008
  • Claims Counsel, Arkansas Title Insurance Company, 2005-2007
  • VA Accredited Attorney
  • St. Andrew’s Back to School Festival for Wilson Elementary, Co-Chair, 2010-2013
  • Clark County United Way, Executive Board, 2007-2009
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital Committee for the Future, Breakfast with Santa, 2011-2012
  • Member and Board of Trustees, St. James United Methodist Church

Affiliations

  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
    Arkansas Bar Association

    • Task Force to Reconstitute Sections
    • Mock Trial Committee, 2010-2014
    • Elder Law Section, Chair 2022-2023
    • Real Estate Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • BNI Business Builders
    • President, 2012-2013
    • Growth Coordinator, 2013-2014
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • VOCALS: Volunteer Organization, Center for Arkansas Legal Services

Education

  • University of Mississippi, Lamar School of Law, J.D., 2005; magna cum laude
  • Delta State University, B.A., 2002

Admissions

  • Arkansas, 2005