About Us


Afi Johnson-Parris is a North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist practicing in Greensboro, NC with Johnson-Parris Law.

She is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and a published member of its Law Review. Afi attended the University of Miami on a ROTC scholarship and graduated with a BBA in Computer Information Systems. Before law school, she served her country as an officer in the Air Force and earned an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix- Southern Colorado.

After law school, Afi began practicing complex civil litigation with a large Atlanta firm, then relocated to Greensboro to practice employment and civil litigation. In 2008 she began practicing divorce and family law and became a Specialist in 2013.

Afi has been recognized as a Lawyers Weekly Woman of Justice, as a Super Lawyer, in Best Lawyers in America and as the 2017 Business North Carolina Legal Elite overall winner in Family Law. She is the current chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section.

Afi is also active in the community, having served on several local, state-wide and national boards. A native of Newport News, Virginia, she enjoys gardening, theater, music, and Parris family adventures with her husband Steven and teens Chela and Richmond.

Detailed Professional/Civic Involvement:

  • Greensboro Bar Association:

    Immediate Past President (2016), President (2015), President-Elect, Board of Directors, Law Practice Management Colloquium Committee, Newsletter Editor.

  • North Carolina Bar Association:

    Board of Governors, Nominating Committee Chair, Internet Regulations Task Force Chair, Family Law Section (Immediate-Past Chair*, Chair, Vice-Chair, Council, Parents Rights Committee Co-Chair, Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair), Law Practice Management Section (Chair, Vice Chair, Newsletter Editor), 4All Service Day Co-Chair, Citizen Lawyer Committee, Membership Committee.

  • American Bar Association Law Practice Management Division:

    Council*, Nominating Committee, Diversity Committee Vice-Chair, Women Rainmakers Committee Vice-Chair, Board, Law Practice Today*, Productivity & Knowledge and Strategy Committee Co-Chair*; Legal Aid of North Carolina Access to Justice Campaign Triad Co-Chair; UVA Law Alumni Class of 2002 Vice-President and Annual Fund Manager*.

  • Junior League of Greensboro:

    Board of Directors*, Community Programs Chair, Junior Achievement Placement Chair; War Memorial Foundation Board of Directors; Genesis Baptist Church Asst. Treasurer.

  • Jack and Jill of America, Greensboro Chapter:

    Vice President, Newsletter Editor, Nominating Committee, Teen Advisor*; The Links, Inc. (Greensboro NC), International Trends and Services Facet Chair*; Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Board of Directors*; Guilford Education Alliance Board of Directors*; Leadership Greensboro: Class of 2010, Class of 2011 Program Co-Chair.