Ronald P. Johnson

Special Counsel
Phone (336) 478-1189
Fax (336) 478-1162


Ron Johnson focuses his practice on estate planning, estate administration, business law and nonprofit corporations. In addition to being board certified in estate planning and probate law, he is a former board member and past president of the Greensboro Estate Planning Council. He also has been repeatedly recognized by Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” — ranked by his peers for his excellence in the area of Tax & Estate Planning.

Before joining Carruthers & Roth, Ron was an attorney in the Greensboro law firm Johnson, Peddrick & McDonald. The firm was dissolved in 2021 when three of Johnson, Peddrick & McDonald’s attorneys joined Carruthers & Roth.

In addition to his commitment to his profession, Ron is well-known for his service to the community. He has founded community nonprofits, served on many nonprofit boards and earned kudos for his leadership.

  • University of South Carolina, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1971
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 1974

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section of local, state and national bar associations
  • Greensboro Estate Planning Council, including Board Membership (1995-2004) and service as President (2002-2003)