Johnnie Larrie


Dr. Johnnie C. Larrie is a “community lawyer” and community economic development specialist. With over 30 years of legal experience in consumer and community economic development initiatives, she has led a dynamic role in community development and civil legal initiatives that helped shape the lives of thousands of vulnerable homeowners in their communities. Dr. Larrie joined Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) in 2004 where she became the recipient of the Deborah Greenblatt Outstanding Legal Services Attorney Award (2021). Dr. Larrie serves as the consumer practice manager for LANC’s statewide consumer practice group and manages the Economic Justice Initiative (EJI), which initiative strives for financial stability and economic security for vulnerable North Carolina populations.

Dr. Larrie received her M.A. and PhD in Public Administration from North Carolina State University, focusing on J-12 Public Education Policy. She also received a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and her B.A. from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.

Dr. Larrie is working on four books – including a book of poetry titled “Sistah Lettahs” and a book about her experiences working in the legal services industry.