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Scott Johnson is a founding principal in the firm and holds the highest attorney rating (AV) by Martindale-Hubbell. His emphasis is government relations at the Virginia General Assembly, representation of licensees before the Virginia Regulatory Agencies and Boards, and representation before the State Corporation Commission. Mr. Johnson serves as general counsel to The Medical Society of Virginia, the Virginia Dental Association, and the Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association. Mr. Johnson has repeatedly been selected by his peers as a Legal Elite in the specialty of governmental relations by Virginia Business magazine. Mr. Johnson has also been recognized by “The Best Lawyers in America” and "Super Lawyers" magazine in the specialty area of government relations. Mr. Johnson leads the firm’s Government Relations Team and routinely appears before the Virginia General Assembly to lobby on a broad number of issues affecting businesses, landowners, hospitals, physicians and professional associations. His experience and track record of drafting and introducing legislation, advocating, amending, or opposing legislation, has proven indispensable to firm clients in Virginia and beyond. Mr. Johnson represents The Medical Society of Virginia, International Paper, The Virginia Biotech Association, HCA Healthcare, Community Health Systems, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, Comcast, Community Loans of America, Deloitte, Vertex, Amgen, IBM, The Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association and a number of other businesses and associations.

Contact & Links


  • 4701 Cox Road, Suite 400
    Glen Allen, VA 23060


  • University of Richmond , Juris Doctride, graduated 1991
  • University of Richmond, B.A., graduated 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, Virginia State Bar


  • Gayton Baptist Church - Trustee

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Government Relations Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Government Relations Practice

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Government Relations Practice, Richmond (2020)
  • Government Relations Practice, Richmond (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Government Relations Practice

Special Focus

  • COVID-19
  • Government Affairs
  • Legislative
  • State Lobbying


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Highest Rated Attorney
  • Best Lawyers in America since 2007
  • Selection to Legal Elite for Governmental Affairs
  • Selection to Super Lawyers for Governmental Affairs

Governmental Affairs Lobbyist-Virginia General Assembly

Veteran lobbyists with over twenty seven years of experience in the Virginia General Assembly.

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