Born and raised in Houma, Louisiana, Johanna McMullan is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi before being admitted to practice in Mississippi in 1994. In addition to practicing law in Mississippi, she is licensed in her home state of Louisiana.

Johanna is an associate with the firm whose work is focused in the areas of appellate practice and insurance defense, and premise liability. Johanna is a Mississippi Torts Claim Board-approved attorney, representing various state agencies and state employees in Mississippi Torts Claim Act cases and civil rights claims.

In addition to practicing law, she is active in her faith community of St. Richard Catholic Church in Jackson, Mississippi, and involved in the numerous activities of her children. Johanna resides in Madison, Mississippi with her husband, David M. McMullan, Jr. and her children Mark, Trey, Walker, William, and Olivia McMullan.

Practice Areas

  • Appellate practice
  • Commercial litigation
  • Mass torts, toxic torts, and environmental litigation
  • Insurance defense
  • Products liability
  • Civil Rights defense

Experience

  • Associate, Page,Mannino, Peresich & McDermott, PLLC, since 2004
  • Mississippi Court of Appeals, Staff Attorney, 1998 – 2002
  • Law Clerk to Judge James H. Herring, Mississippi Court of Appeals, 1996 – 1998

Education

Mississippi College School of Law, JD, 1994

  • Moot Court Board
  • Phi Delta Phi

Southeastern Louisiana University, BS, 1990

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Mississippi Women's Lawyer Association

Representative Cases and Appeals

  • May v. Pulmosan Safety Equipment Corp., 948 So. 2d 483 (Miss. Ct. App. 2007)
  • Moran v. Fairley, 919 So. 2d 969 (Miss. Ct. App. 2005)
  • Holder v. Orange Grove Medical Specialties, P.A., 54 So. 3d 192 (Miss. 2010)
  • Pettis v. Mississippi Transportation Commission, 44 So. 3d 425 (Miss Ct. App. 2010)
  • Herndon v. Mississippi Forestry Commission, 76 So. 3d 788 (Miss C t. App. 2010)
  • Page v. Biloxi Regional Medical Center, 91 So. 3d 642 (Miss Ct. App. 2012)
  • Cornelius v. Benefield, 168 So. 3d 1028 (Miss. Ct.  App. 2013)
  • Carpenter v. Kenneth Thompson Builder, Inc., 186 So. 3d 820 (Miss 2014)
  • Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks v. Candace Webb, 2015-CA-00578-COA, 2017 WL 1396686 (Miss. Ct. App. Apr. 18, 2017),reh'g denied (Aug. 15, 2017)

Outside of the office

Outside of the office, Johanna enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. Johanna is an active member of St. Richard Catholic Church, Jackson, MS.

 Admissions and Licenses

  • Mississippi Supreme Court, 1994
  • Mississippi State courts, 1994
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1994
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, 1994
  • Louisiana Supreme Court, 1996
  • Louisiana State courts, 1996
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 2008