Get to Know… Jamirah Williams-Johnson

“I work at the Advocacy Center because I have a passion for pursuing justice, helping others strengthen their well-being, and ensuring people have access to health care.


  • Jamirah is the paralegal advocate for the Franklin v. Kinsley class action lawsuit. She informs all North Carolina Medicaid recipients of their rights via the Franklin hotline and email. She is responsible for gathering and analyzing information and investigating potential Medicaid rights violations.
  • Before joining Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy in May 2023, she was a Legal Support Analyst at the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where she conducted investigations and assisted in the prosecution of white-collar crimes in the Criminal Enforcement and Financial Crimes Bureau. Prior to that, she was a Nutrition and Outreach Educational Program Paralegal-Coordinator at Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York. Jamirah participated in community outreach and assisted people with receiving SNAP benefits and community resources for food.


  • State University of New York at Fredonia, Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Criminal Justice with a Minor in Sociology, magna cum laude
  • Albany Law School of Union University, Master of Science in Legal Studies

Community Affiliations:

  • Jumping Dreams Double Dutch, Assistant Coach