Deztany Johnson


Pickrel, Schaeffer & Ebeling Co., LPA proudly announces that Deztany Johnson recently joined the firm as an associate attorney. Deztany will be a member of our Litigation and Business Departments.

Deztany completed her undergraduate degree at Miami University in 2015 in Philosophy and Political Science. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton College of Law in 2022. As a UD law student, Deztany was the Black Law Student Association president, Chief Justice UDSL Moot Court, teaching assistant to Professor Ebony Davenport, Judge Epley, and received the Brother Raymond Fitz Student for Justice Award recipient.

Before joining PSE as an attorney, she practiced civil litigation for the past year, concentrating on insurance defense, medical malpractice, and personal injury.

Deztany is vice chair for the Dayton Bar Association’s (DBA) New Lawyer Division and a member of their Leadership & Development Class of 2023.


Administrative Assistant: Paige Ferrara


J.D., University of Dayton School of Law, 1994, cum laude

B.A., Connecticut College, 1991

Bar Admissions

United States District Court Northern District for Ohio, 2004

United States Supreme Court, 1999

United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1998

United States District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1995

Ohio, 1994

Awards & Recognition

Ohio Super Lawyers, 2018 – present

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star 2006

Dayton Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award Winner 2005

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review AV Rating

Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Named Americas Top 100 Attorneys

Professional & Community Activities

Member, Trial Law Institute

Dayton Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association Counsel of Delegates, Rep of District 2

Ohio State Bar Association, Legal Ethics & Professional Conduct Committee

Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

University of Dayton School of Law Board of Alumni Trustee

Leadership Dayton Graduate (2003)

Dayton Society of Natural History Board Member (2003 – 2011)

Springboro Chamber of Commerce, past president (2008-2009, 2013-2014)

Springboro Rotary, past president (2012-2013)

Member, National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI)

Dayton Art Institute Associate Board (2009-2013), Chair of Art Ball (2013)

Board Member, Dayton Homebuilders Association (2015-2017)

Executive Boards Member, Warren County SBDC (2015-2017)

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