Van Fossen & Johnson

Local. Trusted. Dedicated to you. At Vanfossen & Johnson, these words define our focus, our reputation and our work ethic. Whether it’s for injuries from a car accident or to protect you or a loved one from going to jail for a criminal offense, you will get our best at all times. We believe in what we do. We believe in our community. Faith, family and service to others are critical elements of our practice. Give us a call or stop in. We would love to have you as a client.

Amy Van Fossen

For almost 20 years, Amy VanFossen has been the voice and champion for the citizens of her hometown Gloucester County community where her roots here are deep. Amy was born in 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Virginia when she was one year-old when her father, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, chose to attend the William & Mary School of Business where he graduated in 1976 with an MBA degree. When her dad went to work at VIMS as an accountant, Amy’s family relocated to Gloucester in 1976, the same year that Gloucester County implemented public Kindergarten at Achilles Elementary School which is where Amy began her amazing journey into academics.

She graduated from Gloucester High School in 1989 and did what no other Gloucester student had ever done before. She attended Stanford University.  Stanford was an amazing experience for Amy. She left her mark on campus. With the help and promotion of Coach Denny Green, Coach Tyrone Willingham, and Coach Brian Billick, Amy VanFossen started the varsity cheerleading program at Stanford for football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball.  During her years at Stanford, that cheerleading team traveled all over the country with those 3 varsity sports, including stops in Honolulu and Fort Lauderdale. Thanks to Amy, that program continues today.

Stanford was also an incredible academic experience for Amy.  She graduated with a double major BA in psychology and political science.  Coursework at Stanford allowed Amy to take seminars with the legendary psychologist, Albert Bandura exploring the psychological cause of human aggression. It allowed her to teach elementary school students in East Oakland in exploring education and civil rights and, it allowed her to explore foreign culture and foreign diplomacy by studying in Paris.

After Stanford, Amy moved to New Orleans and attended the Tulane University Law of School where she graduated with not only a Juris Doctorate but also a certification in Sports Law which allowed her to become an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor.  Now married with three children, Amy remains tirelessly committed to the citizens of Gloucester County. She lives here, her children go to school here, her office is here and she loves spending her days in courtrooms all over Eastern Virginia helping the injured, protecting the criminally charged and assisting families and children navigate the strange and anxious world of Family Law.

William E. “Bill” Johnson

William E. “Bill” Johnson is a veteran trial attorney who has handled thousands of cases, both criminal and civil, from homicide to multi-million dollar injury cases.

He was the featured defense attorney on the CBS 48 Hours Mystery program “The Taylor Behl Murder” and his debut novel, A Silent Tide, won the 2014 National Indie Excellence Award for best legal thriller in the country.

Education plays an important role in his life. He was twice elected to serve as a member of the Mathews County School Board where he also served for seven years as Executive Board member of the Chesapeake Bay Governors School.  He also served as adjunct faculty at Rappahannock Community College teaching courses in both law and novel writing and publishing.

He graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Psychology and received his law degree from the University of Richmond in 1987.

His law offices are located at 6558 Main Street, Suite 6, Gloucester, Virginia 23061. The land line is 804-694-1111. His cell is 804-815-4200 (call or text him anytime). Email is

“It will be an honor to handle your case. I promise you excellent representation.” – Bill Johnson

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“One of my greatest passions is helping people and I love being able to help our clients obtain their monetary settlements from their accidents. I look forward to assisting them and answering their questions. I hope to put our client’s minds at ease and assure them, they are in good hands with us. Family is very important, and we treat our clients like family! I have over 18 years’ experience as an office professional, 4 years in the legal field. I was born and raised in Southeast Texas and moved to Gloucester, Virginia 8 years ago. I have been married for over 15 years and have 2 beautiful red headed children.”

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