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Barr. Ajibola Johnson

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“I think solving problems makes the world a better place. As a lawyer, I can protect my clients and find the best solution.”— Ajibola Johnson

Johnson grew up in a family of judges and litigators. Although the law was in his DNA, he sought a way to marry his concern for the welfare of families with his legal acumen. Today he uses his experience and creativity to thoughtfully guide his clients through the legal process. With an understanding that clients facing family disputes often have their entire lives and fortunes at stake, Johnson navigates family law with the utmost capability and compassion

Johnson grew up in Ile Ife Osun state and earned his Bachelor of Social Work, graduating from the University of Lagos in 2002. he moved to Ekiti and worked in finance before returning to the University of Ibadan to pursue his law degree in 2004. he gained his first hands-on legal experience working with the school's Elder Law Clinic and cloud Relief Program.

Returning to Ibadan, Johnson began his legal career at Legal Services Ibadan, a statewide non-profit organization serving the state's indigent and legally under-serviced population. This, he practiced in a wide range of legal disciplines, including elder law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, and consumer rights. 

Although skilled in various areas of the law, Johnson's ability to listen deeply to his clients and provide solid counsel on family law. “We inspired each other,” he says. “We wanted to create a service for the community.”

Individual Consideration and Empathetic Approach

Today, Johnson often works with people with limited resources. Regardless of their means, his goal is to find the most efficient and peaceful path for his clients. Although he is a skilled litigator, he often cautions clients to stay out of the courtroom if it will not serve their best interests in the long run. “I've got to learn your story before I can begin to give you credible legal advice,” he says. “My strength is handling the everyday problems that most people have when going through the process of divorce. “

Johnson and his wife, Bisi, live in Ile Ife with their young daughter, Jumoke, who he credits for making him a better attorney. “You can't understand being a parent until you are one,” he says. “I can really relate to my clients with young children. It's important to understand that relationship in order to help them through this process.”

To contact Frances, email him at Johnsonaji@tankoahmed.com

Education

  • University of Lagos, Bachelor of Social Work.
  • Law School: University of Ibadan

Professional Associations

  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Abuja Bar Association
  • Lagos state Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Abuja Professional Alliance
  • Abuja Collaborative Alliance
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

    Advisor Board of the Public Interest Institute at the University of Ibadan.

Specializations/Certifications

  • Mediation Process and the Skills of Conflict Resolution
  • Collaborative


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