Meet Our Team: Britta Johnson, Staff Attorney

November 8, 2021

Britta Johnson is a staff attorney in our Peoria office. She serves as Prairie State’s Housing Law Task Force chairperson. Before joining Prairie State, Britta researched human rights issues in various countries, including indigenous communities in Ecuador, Tibetan refugee sites in India, and the West Bank. Britta’s education and background form her interest in trial litigation that intersects areas of poverty law and human rights.

Britta earned her BA with high distinction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a major in Global Studies, and concentration in Human Rights. She obtained her JD from University of Illinois College of Law.

It’s amazing to have such a talented attorney serving on the R3 team!

Prairie State’s JEO/R3 program is a Community Lawyering Initiative that combines the knowledge and skills of community advocates and attorneys to help solve community identified legal issues, in historically marginalized communities, in a way that empowers local leaders and groups to move towards lasting change and racial equity. We work closely with community-based organizations, churches, and groups to provide not only legal assistance and education, but provide the skills and knowledge to support lasting change. The Justice, Equity, and Opportunity Program is funded in part from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority under the Illinois Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program.