About Us


Johnny Hutchens

Senior Associate

Primary Practice Area: Criminal Law



John “Johnny” Hutchens was born and raised in Cornelius and is a third-generation lawyer.  After graduating from Cornelius Latin School, Johnny attended the University of South Carolina and Campbell University School of Law.  Following law school, Johnny started his legal career with King Law Offices in 2017.  He soon joined the court appointed list and formed a passion for criminal defense that led him to accepting a position with the Inaugural Public Defender’s Office in Judicial District 29A.  As a Public Defender, Johnny represented clients facing charges ranging from low level misdemeanors to upper-level felonies and gained valuable trial experience in both District and Superior Court.

Towards the end of 2020, Johnny and his wife moved back to Cornelius where he ventured into civil litigation regarding employment matters in both state and federal court.  Johnny eventually found his way back to being a criminal defense attorney in early 2022 and has been using his unique blend of litigation experience to represent individuals facing criminal charges in the Cornelius-Metro area.

Whether this is your first time having to hire an attorney or whether you are a “frequent flyer,” Johnny provides the representation necessary to effectively navigate the justice system.

Johnny and his wife reside in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood of Cornelius with their dog and cat.  Johnny enjoys playing golf, live music, and going to new restaurants.  He also enjoys following the South Carolina Gamecocks, Cornelius Hornets, and Carolina Panthers.


  • Campbell University School of Law
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of South Carolina
    • Bachelor’s in Political Science


  • State of North Carolina
  • S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina