Joelyssa M. Johnson, Esq.

Joelyssa M. Johnson (Ferringer) was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2014.  Ms. Johnson joined the law firm of Barbor, Sottile & Darr, P.C. in March, 2018.  She practices in the areas of real estate, estate planning, elder law, estate administration and in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, support, premarital/postnuptial agreements. Ms. Johnson serves as Guardian ad Litem and legal counsel for children within the County. Ms. Johnson also works as a Master in Partition matters.


Ms. Johnson is a member of Quota of Indiana, the Children’s Advisory Commission of Indiana County, and the Indiana County Child Death Review Team. Ms. Johnson has also taught as adjunct faculty in the Political Science Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

A lifetime resident of Indiana County, Ms. Johnson attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with a minor in Pre-Law. Ms. Johnson obtained her Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She was a member of Mock Trial and earned two Leadership Awards during her tenure. Ms. Johnson is a member of the Indiana County Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association. 

In her spare time, Ms. Johnson enjoys spending time with her husband and children, and supporting the local 4-H program.


  • Estate Administration

  • Elder Law

  • Estate Planning

  • Real Estate

  • Business and Contract Law

  • Family

  • Divorce

  • Custody

  • Support

  • Adoption

  • Premarital/Postnuptial Agreements

  • General Practice


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills, Michigan- J.D.

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania- B.A.


Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Indiana County Bar Association, Member

  • Indiana County Bar Association Social Committee, Chair

  • Indiana County Bar Association Web Governance Committee, Chair

  • Indiana County Bar Association Scholarship Committee, Member

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Children’s Rights Committee, Member

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession, Member

Fraternities/Sonorities/Honor Societies:

  • Pi Gamma Mu

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