Kira Johnson is an associate in the Environmental Law & Natural Resources practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Los Angeles office. Ms. Johnson works with public and private clients in matters involving environmental, water and land use law.
Ms. Johnson received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 2008. While in law school, she was a member of the Scott Moot Court Honors Board, was named Best Oralist in the Scott Moot Court Competition, and competed in both the New York City Bar Association’s National Moot Court Competition and ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition. In addition, Ms. Johnson was a Dean’s Scholar and received American Jurisprudence awards for outstanding achievement in trial advocacy and other coursework. She also served as president of the Loyola Environmental Law Society and as a board member of Loyola’s Public Interest Law Foundation.
During law school, Ms. Johnson externed with the California Attorney General in the Natural Resources Law Section as part of the Public Rights Summer Honors Program, and with the California Board of Equalization in the Tax Appeals Assistance Program.
Ms. Johnson earned her Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania with a major in Religion and a concentration in Environmental Studies. After graduating, she spent three years as an assistant coach for the Swarthmore College women’s basketball team, making a trip to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2001. Ms. Johnson also interned at the Metropolitan Water District where she reviewed and commented on California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents. She was born and raised in Altadena, California.