Johanna Carmona is a Senior Associate at Slater Slater Schulman who has dedicated her entire career to advocating for survivors of sexual abuse. As a bilingual professional with experience in criminal and civil law, Johanna is a devoted ally with experience in cases involving sexual assault, child abuse, medical malpractice, and personal injury.
For Johanna, establishing trust with her clients is essential. Survivors of sexual abuse have sustained trauma that can be heavily triggered when reliving the events during litigation. Johanna prioritizes providing her clients with tireless support throughout the entire legal process, preparing them for possible outcomes, and answering all questions along the way. Dedicated to giving survivors a voice, she frequently represents clients through the Child Victims Act of New York State– survivors who have been silenced for far too long.
Prior to practicing civil law, Johanna served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office for three years, primarily in the Special Victims Unit. Her Spanish speaking skills and training in forensic interviewing allowed her to obtain justice for many survivors of sexual assault and child abuse, eliminating miscommunications and misunderstandings that arise from language barriers in the legal system. Johanna went on to work for a premier litigation firm in New York City, litigating matters in medical malpractice, personal injury, and Victim Compensation Fund claims.
Johanna has always prioritized giving back to her community. As a law student, she volunteered her time on many occasions: preparing tax income statements for individuals in need through “VITA” Volunteer Income Tax Services, serving as the president of the Latin American Law School Association, and handling a caseload as a student attorney with the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, drafting and filing visa applications for survivors of human trafficking. Johanna currently serves on the executive board of the 108 Precinct Community Council, and as a student mentor for the Urban Assembly schools. Additionally, she is a member of the Hispanic Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association.
Johanna graduated with her B.A. from New York University in Sociology & Spanish and Latin American Literature and Culture. She received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was recognized for her work as a fellow in the Center for Policy and Research. She officially joined the Slater Slater Schulman team in June 2021, feeling inspired to join a firm with a passion for supporting survivors of sexual trauma as fierce as her own. Johanna is permitted to practice New York.