Miranda Johnson, who has nearly 20 years experience as a paralegal, joined the ACLU-WV legal team this month. She will be responsible for providing litigation and administrative support to the Legal Department like preparing litigation documents for filing, responding to inquiries about legal assistance, communicating with our clients and the court, and much more. We sat down with Miranda to learn a little more about her. 

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself


I’m a 1993 DuPont graduate. I went to school with Randy Moss and Jason Williams. I played basketball all through school. I can whistle anything. I was teachers torment and class clown in junior high and high school. I started my own business at 21.

I worked for US Airways as the first full time woman ramp agent for 5 years and used to marshall the aircraft at Yeager after 9/11. 

I love to fix stuff and I love to travel. I used to have my CDL’s with a hazardous materials endorsement. I drove a 34-foot Kenworth rig and could park it like a champ. I went from a truck driver to an office manager at a law firm and never looked back. I love to make people laugh. 

2. What do you most look forward to about this work?

I love helping people who need it the most. 

3. If you weren’t a paralegal, what would be your dream job?

This is my dream job. I love what I do. But otherwise, maybe Jeff Probst’ job. 

4. What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love coffee, sitting on the porch, traveling, water aerobics, cutting grass, watching wildlife and listening to music.