Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. is a tax attorney in Philadelphia. A 2004 graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law, she earned a J.D./M.B.A/ LL.M in Taxation in only four years. Nikki is a frequent speaker on how she overcame a life of poverty and homelessness to become an award winning young attorney. She is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors, Board of Trustees for Project H.O.M.E and former Co-Chair of the Women in the Profession Public Service Task Force of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Nikki used that position to start a mentoring program for high-school students interested in pursuing a career in law, conducted numerous panels about issues related to educational opportunities and the law and even co-moderated a fireside chat with Bill Cosby. In addition she has won several awards including the Craig M. Perry Community Service Award given by the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, been named a 2009 “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by the Legal Intelligencer, one of the “10 People under 40 to Watch in 2010” by The Philadelphia Tribune, a 2010 Philadelphia Business Journal Woman of Distinction, 2011 Next Generation of Leadership: Rising Star, 2nd Annual Fashioning Futures for Women Honoree by the Career Wardrobe, one of the 2012 Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40 by The National Bar Association and a 2012 USA Eisenhower Fellow, where she will travel to India and New Zealand in September 2012 to work with women and children who are homeless and living in poverty. Nikki was recently named Diversity Chair for the Philadelphia Bar Association and a 2013 Diverse Attorney of the Year by the Legal Intelligencer.