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University of South Carolina
B.A., Magna Cum Laude
University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D., Cum Laude

Ronald P. Johnson Printer-Friendly

Ron Johnson focuses his practice on estate planning, estate administration, business law and nonprofit corporations. In addition to being board certified in estate planning and probate law, he is a former board member and past president of the Greensboro Estate Planning Council. He also has been repeatedly recognized by Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite — ranked by his peers for his excellence in the area of Tax & Estate Planning.

Before joining Carruthers & Roth, Ron was an attorney in the Greensboro law firm Johnson, Peddrick & McDonald. The firm was dissolved in 2021 when three of Johnson, Peddrick & McDonald’s attorneys joined Carruthers & Roth.

In addition to his commitment to his profession, Ron is well-known for his service to the community. He has founded community nonprofits, served on many nonprofit boards and earned kudos for his leadership. 

Bar and Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1974
  • U.S. Middle District of North Carolina, 1974

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Bar Association 
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section of local, state and national bar associations 
  • Greensboro Estate Planning Council, including Board Membership (1995-2004) and service as President (2002-2003)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Business North Carolina: Legal Elite, Tax & Estate Planning, 2002-2003, 2006-2011, 2014-2019
  • 2018 Julia Nile for Love of Family Award from Family Services of the Piedmont, honoring 42 years of service
  • Triad Society of Professional Fundraisers’ Greensboro Philanthropist of the Year, 2017
  • North Carolina Bar Association Centennial Award for outstanding and exemplary community service, 2015
  • Guilford Green Foundation 2015 Visionary Award, the highest recognition given to a community member 
  • Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Award for outstanding service to the LGBT community in North and South Carolina, 2014
  • “Best Attorney” in the 2014 Greensboro News & Record’s Readers’ Choice Best of the Triad awards 
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Estate Planning and Probate (2007, 2010, 2011-2013)
  • Planned Parenthood’s 2013 Sally S. Cone Health Hero Award for his role in founding the Greensboro Planned Parenthood Clinic
  • Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro’s Thornton Brooks Leadership Award, 2005
  • Greensboro Bar Association award for Outstanding Pro-Bono Service, 2004
  • Multiple recognitions from the Triad Health Project – including a 1995 Founder’s Award and the naming of both a fundraising walk and a 5K run in his honor
  • James T. Isler Friend of Family and Children’s Service Award, 1995
  • Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service, 1986

Community Service

  • Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Former Board Member, Executive Committee Member and Chair of the Professional Advisors Committee
  • Founder of Women’s Aide: Services for Abused Women, now a part of Family Service of the Piedmont
  • Former Board President of Family and Children’s Service of Greensboro, predecessor to Family Services of the Piedmont.
  • Family Service of Greensboro Foundation, Former Board Member and Officer
  • Greensboro Commission on the Status of Women, Former Member and the first man elected Chair
  • Planned Parenthood of Greensboro, Founding Board Member
  • Planned Parenthood of the Triad, Former Board Member
  • Triad Health Project, a Founder, Former Board Member and Past President
  • Guilford Green Foundation, a Founder, Former Board Member and Former Advisory Committee Member
  • Triad Stage, Former Board Member
  • Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (now AuthoraCare Collective), Board Member, Former Chair of the Donor Relations and Cultivation Committee, and Member of Executive Committee
  • Hospice Foundation of Greater Greensboro (now AuthoraCare Foundation), Founding Member and First Board Chair
  • Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro, Former Board Member and Former “Chef Chair” for “Men Can Cook” Signature Fundraiser
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