Lee Best Johnson



Contact Information:
(910) 483-1171, Ext. 104
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Mr. Johnson received his Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in 1974, and his Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1969.


Mr. Johnson is admitted to practice by the North Carolina State Bar and the U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Cumberland County Bar Association (President, 2004-2005), the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, the American Counsel Association, the Defense Research Institute, and has been elected to The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.

Practice Areas

Mr. Johnson's practice areas include general insurance defense, professional malpractice defense, nursing home liability, products liability defense, premises liability defense, and insurance coverage.


Mr. Johnson was born and raised in Dunn, N.C. After graduating from Dunn High School he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Johnson majored in business administration and received his B.S. in 1969. While at UNC he was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. Mr. Johnson went on to serve two years in the United States Army before receiving his J.D. in 1974 from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. While at the Cumberland School of Law he was a member of the Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity. Mr. Johnson joined the firm in 1974 and was allowed to serve a year as an Assistant District Attorney for the Twelfth Judicial District. Mr. Johnson has over thirty five years of trial and appellate experience. He has been "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over fifteen years. An "AV" rating is the highest rating an attorney can recieve.

Examples of Appellate Advocacy:

Lowery v. Campbell
362 N.C. 231, 657 S.E.2d 354 (2008)

Luther v. Seawell
191 N.C.App. 139, 662 S.E.2d 1 (2008)

Lowery v. Cambell
185 N.C.App. 659, 649 S.E.2d 453 (2007)

Price v. Dobson
141 N.C.App. 131, 539 S.E.2d 334 (2000)

Coba v. Ruba
347 N.C. 541, 495 S.E.2d 362 (1998)

Gram v. Davis
128 N.C.App. 484, 495 S.E.2d 384 (1998)

Coba v. Raba
125 N.C.App. 320, 481 S.E.2d 101 (1997)

Epps v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co.
341 N.C. 197, 458 S.E.2d 921 (1995)

Simmons v. Parkinson
341 N.C. 421, 461 S.E.2d 760 (1995)

Simmons v. Parkinson
119 N.C.App. 424, 458 S.E.2d 726 (1995)

Baily v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co.
112 N.C.App. 47, 434 S.E.2d 625 (1993)

Holland v. Edgerton
85 N.C.App. 567, 355 S.E.2d 514 (1987)

IFCO of South Carolina, Inc. v. Southern Nat. Bank of North Carolina
42 N.C.App. 299, 256 S.E.2d 825 (1979)