Jordyne Crysta Johnson, a native of Brentwood, Tennessee, is an Associate with Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC.
Ms. Johnson received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy and English from Georgetown University in 2017, where she was a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society for Economics. During her time at Georgetown University, she served as a Legal Intern in the Judicial Services Office of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts in Washington, D.C. Ms. Johnson held various leadership positions in the Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority.
Ms. Johnson received her Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School in 2020, earning a certificate in Sports Law. During her third year of law school, she served as Editor-in-Chief of Volume 27 of The Sports Lawyers Journal, having served as a Junior Member during her second year. Ms. Johnson’s Case Note and Comment were selected for publication in Volumes 26 and 27 of The Sports Lawyers Journal. She received the CALI Award for Advanced Persuasive Writing during her final year of law school.
While at Tulane University Law School, Ms. Johnson served as a Dean Rufus Harris Peer Fellow for two years, providing mentorship and support to first-year law students. She served on the Executive Board of the Tulane Women in Law Society and performed pro bono legal services for The Entertainment Law Legal Assistance Project in New Orleans, Louisiana.
During her law school summers, Ms. Johnson was a Fulton & Waite Scholar, worked as a Summer Associate for Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC and Ritholz Levy Fields LLP, and served as a Legal Intern for sports and entertainment firm OMBI Group, LLC. Following law school, Ms. Johnson joined Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC as an Associate.
Ms. Johnson was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 2021.
Ms. Johnson is currently a member of the American, Tennessee, and Nashville Bar Associations, as well as the Marion Griffin Chapter of the Lawyers’ Association for Women.
- Daniels v. FanDuel, Inc.: The Vicious Cycle of Making Money Off Amateur Athletes’ Personalities and Performances Continues Under Indiana Precedent, 27 SPORTS LAW. J. 225 (2020).
- Dent v. National Football League: The Ninth Circuit Declines to Preempt Former Professional Football Players’ Claims Under Section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act, 26 SPORTS LAW. J. 285 (2019).
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, Tennessee Bar Association
- Member, Nashville Bar Association
- Member, Lawyers’ Association for Women
- B.A., Georgetown University, 2017
- J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2020
Honors & Distinctions
- Editor-in-Chief, Vol. 27, The Sports Lawyers Journal
- CALI Award, Advanced Persuasive Writing, Tulane University Law School
- Dean Rufus Harris Peer Fellow, Tulane University Law School
- Executive Board Member, Tulane Women in Law Society
- Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society for Economics, Georgetown University