About Me


I am Johanna Lacy, Principal Solicitor of Johanna Lacy Solicitors. I take great pride in attending to the legal requirements of my private and business clients.

Practicing law is who I am, it’s part of my DNA. From my great grand uncle to my father, to my brothers and sister, legal practice has been in my family and specifically in my hometown of Kells, Co. Meath since the 19th century until today. My experience coupled with my desire to offer a more contemporary and accessible approach to law has led to the success of my busy practice in Dublin.

Having trained with Matheson Solicitors in the 1990’s, I started my professional career with Byrne Wallace Solicitors and then moved to Tipperary to work with two general private client practices. I set up my own successful practice in Cashel, Co. Tipperary in 2009 and relocated to Dublin in 2016.

With over 20 years’ experience, I am still driven by the same passion to go the extra mile for my clients. Operating as a sole practitioner, clients work directly with me throughout every stage of their legal matter.

I am delighted to announce the expansion of my business in 2020 with a new second office in Kells, Co. Meath. I am looking forward to providing dynamic and professional legal services to a broader client base.

What else should you know about me! I am a sports fanatic and always have been. In my teenage years, I represented Ireland on the U18 Irish Netball Team and also, for many years, the Irish Tetrathlon Team. I still run and swim and I also play tennis and practise yoga while juggling the needs of my four teenage children. As they say, if you want something done, ask a busy woman!


Examples of professional legal services delivered to clients include:

  • The commercial sale of a beer company to Irish Distillers in a multi-million euro deal

  • A successful professional negligence case for clients whose advisors erred in their professional duty of care, as a result of which, our client sustained considerable losses

  • A medical negligence case for a client whose ectopic pregnancy was misdiagnosed resulting in pain and suffering

  • Legal guidance to a client on their dismissal from work deemed by their employer as retirement – the Workplace Relations Commission ruled my client should have received redundancy

  • The successful ruling of compensation for a minor knocked down by a van

  • Advising a client on their Professional Negligence case against their Architect and Surveyor for not disclosing major structural defects on a development, resulting in significant development costs to the client.