Mr. Johnston is a civil litigator concentrating his practice in insurance, consumer, personal injury and commercial litigation. He is licensed to practice in Texas and Oklahoma. Mr. Johnston is Board Certified in Consumer & Commercial Law (which includes Insurance Law) by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Mr. Johnston is an AV Preeminent Rated Attorney by the Martindale Hubbell legal directory. He has been designated as an A.M. Best Recommended Insurance Attorney since 2002. He has been named by Thomson Reuters as a Texas Super Lawyer every year since 2005. Mr. Johnston is a former Adjunct Professor of Insurance Law at Texas Wesleyan School of Law and serves on the Advisory Board for Strafford’s Texas Insurance Law and Litigation Alert Newsletter.
Mr. Johnston has been designated as an Attorney of Excellence by the Fort Worth Business Press, and he has received multiple recognitions as a Top Attorney in Fort Worth by Fort Worth, Texas: The City’s Magazine. He has also been recognized as a Top Attorney in Houston, by H Texas Magazine and in San Antonio, by S.A. Scene Magazine.
Mr. Johnston is a frequent speaker at law schools, bar associations and industry groups on topics involving insurance disputes, commercial litigation and consumer matters. He has also served as an expert witness on matters involving “bad faith,” the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Texas Insurance Code.
Mr. Johnston is a graduate of Trinity University and Baylor Law School. He started his own firm in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1997. Johnston Legal Group now maintains offices in Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Lubbock and Oklahoma City.
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Areas of Expertise
- Claims Handling
- Expert Witness – Litigation Support
- Legal Consulting
- Contract Negotiation/Drafting
- Contract Review
- Contract vs.Coverage Analysis
- Contractual Disputes
- Coverage Opinions (Post Loss)
- Coverage Opinions (Pre Loss)
- Damage Assessment
- Dispute Management
- Employment Practices
- Entity Formation
- Errors and Omissions Cases
- Non-Compete/Non-Piracy Covenants
- Operating Agreements
- Wage and Hour Claims
- Wrongful Termination/Discrimination/Harassment