richard b. johnson

managing partner

Richard B. Johnson was born in Bristol, PA and raised in Levittown, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. He earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and practiced as a mental health therapist for 13 years prior to attending law school. He attended Rutgers University Law School and graduated in 2000.

Richard clerked for the Honorable Raymond T. Hayser of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Court Division from 2000 to 2001. He then moved to Charlotte, NC in 2001 and practiced as an associate with Shapack & Shapack, PA from 2002 to 2008, primarily in domestic and criminal matters. In April 2008 he opened his own law firm, The Law Office of Richard B. Johnson, PA and practiced as a solo practitioner until July 2015 when he joined Plumides, Romano & Johnson, PC.

Richard is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist with his primary focus on domestic law. He also has a wealth of experience in criminal law, personal injury and appellate law. He has a number of appellate cases that have resulted in written opinions.
In his spare time, he likes to play golf and restore classic cars.


Richard B. Johnson

2115 Rexford Road, Suite 320

Charlotte, NC 28211

Phone: 704-333-9900

Fax: 704-358-0536

Court of Appeals Cases

  • 21-734    Mosiello v. Mosiello
  • 21-467   Stoner v. Stoner
  • 1-460     Hill v. Durrett
  • 21-332  Shropshire v. Shropshire
  • 21-156  Cash v. Cash
  • 20-838  Du Plessis v. Du Plessis
  • 20-34    Kincheloe v. Kincheloe 
  • 19-1152  Cousin v. Cousin
  • 19-858  Jordao v. Jordao
  • 19-638  Best v. Staton
  • 19-566  Cousin v. Cousin
  • 19-520  Finn v. Finn
  • 18-716  Simms v. Bolger
  • 18-646  Young v. McClain
  • 18-551  Simms v. Bolger
  • 18-515  Hill v. Durrett
  • 18-206  Hassan v. Al-Rashid
  • 17-1217 Strazzanti v. Dolce
  • 17-858  Baucom v. Vlahos
  • 17-811  Finn v. Finn
  • 17-430  Fuller v. Fuller
  • 17-82    Tigani v. Tigani
  • 16-1267 Sarno v. Sarno
  • 16-920  Schneider v. Schneider
  • 15-778  Elder v. Elder

Areas of Practice

Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Alimony and Spousal Support
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Pre and Post Marital Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Child Custody and Child Support
  • Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation
  • Appeals
  • Paternity
  • Relocation
  • Annulments
  • Domestic Violence

Mr. Johnson Practices IN

  • Mecklenburg County
  • Iredell County
  • Union County
  • Cabarrus County
  • Lincoln County
  • Gaston County

BAR & COURTS admissions

North Carolina
New Jersey, (no longer active)

academic background

Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey J.D.

Rider University, 

Lawrenceville, New Jersey 

professional associations

North Carolina Bar Association

Board Certified Family Law Specialist

Richard is an excellent Lawyer. He assisted me in getting a restraining order against my ex-husband, and when we went to mediation, my ex tried to get spousal support from me. We came out of mediation with no spousal support given, and terms that I was extremely satisfied with.
Used this lawyer for 7yrs and was always happy...We had to go to court 3 times and each time we WON...he was never nervous going in. He knew what he was doing and informed me on everything...Thank you Mr. Johnson
Richard took my case at the last minute, easy to reach throughout the process and happy to help wait my EX out until a deal was able to be reached.
I found Mr. Johnson through searching the NC bar association website around 2006. I was living up in New York when my ex-wife took me to court. Mr. Johnson returned my call and was very patient with me and very thorough in advising me in what I had to do with my court case. I was very confident with him representing me during my child support and legal separation cases. He represented me when my ex-wife went back to court for an increase of support while I was at work up in NY. Mr. Johnson presented my case in front of the judge showing unjustified cause for an increase in support, and won. I highly recommend him.
Thomas M.