Trusted Guidance From A Hometown Attorney

We provide individuals across Columbus, Ohio, with diligent, cost-effective legal counsel.

Meet The Attorneys

Clayborne B. Johnson, Esq.

Clayborne B. Johnson, Esq.

From a career in banking regulation and risk management to stepping in and assisting the community, attorney Clayborne Johnson is proud to help fellow Ohioans.

Clayborne B. Johnson, Esq.

Vincent A. Core, Esq.

Having worked in both the Franklin County Public Defender’s office and in a domestic law firm, attorney Vincent Core can assist with both criminal and family law matters.

The Work We Do

What We Practice

Family Law

We provide compassionate guidance on matters relating to divorce, child custody and support, and post-divorce modification and litigation.

Family Law

Criminal Defense

From traffic violations and OVI charges, to serious felonies including drug offenses and domestic violence, we provide the representation you need.

Criminal Defense

Business Law

From company formation services to transaction and litigation matters, Johnson & Core, LLP is by your side throughout the lifespan of your business.

Business Law
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Why We’re Different

The Legal Partner You Can Trust

Relationships are built on trust. That applies to attorneys and clients. At Johnson & Core, LLP, we work to build that trust from the moment you come in contact with our office.

Local Representation

Ohio Natives, Representing Ohioans

Attorneys Clayborne B. Johnson and Vincent Core are Ohio through and through. Attorney Clayborne Johnson grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of an Assistant United States Attorney mother and a private medical practitioner father who served their communities daily. Attorney Vincent Core has focused on public service throughout his schooling and legal career in The Buckeye State. This dedication to helping your neighbor is a founding tenet of our firm, where we look to serve our community as attorneys and counselors.

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Client Reviews

What Our Clients Say


“Great Family Attorney!”

“He kept me in the loop and up to date via text message the whole time, which I loved since I’m usually busy at work during the day, so we could stay in touch easily. We were able to get the official custody paperwork signed off quickly and easily with just one court date. I am forever grateful for Clay.” —Holly, 2018



“Having Clay as my lawyer was definitely a great experience, but one I hope not to repeat. I mean that in a good way that is, since he managed to swipe the ’DUI’ off my record!!! He was great and I recommend him if you want to be well-represented in court.” —Nathaniel, 2018

Let Us Help You

Contact Us For Highly Effective, Affordable Legal Counsel

At Johnson & Core, LLP, we’re ready to step in and help you assess your options and formulate a plan moving forward. Contact us online or by calling Johnson & Core, LLP at 614-964-5288 or use the form to set up an appointment at our Columbus, Ohio, office.

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