Nikki Johnson-Huston

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. is a tax attorney in Philadelphia with her own firm. She spent over six years as an Assistant City Solicitor in the Major Tax Unit for the City of Philadelphia Law Department. Johnson-Huston frequently speaks about how she overcame a life of poverty and homelessness to become a successful attorney. She is a former 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. In addition, Johnson-Huston started a mentoring program for high-school students interested in legal careers and has led numerous panels focused on increasing educational opportunities. In 2015, she launched Donafy, a micro-philanthropy iPhone app that allows citizens to locate and donate to nearby nonprofit organizations that service people in need of emergency housing, food, medical care, mental health, job training, LGBT and Legal Services. The app also allows citizens an opportunity to notify a nonprofit organization that a homeless person at that location is in need of services. Find out more about Johnson-Huston's experiences at her page at the Huffington Post:


Law Office of Nikki Johnson-Huston, LLC


Areas of Interest

Law, Social Services

Former Positions

Law Office of Nikki Johnson-Huston, LLC; Assistant City Solicitor, Major Tax Unit, City of Philadelphia Law Department


Program Year



United States Program

Country of Origin

United States

Destination Country

India, New Zealand