John E. Johnson is Of Counsel for the firm and offices in Dallas. For the last fourteen years, Mr. Johnson has practiced law emphasizing monetary and collateral loss-mitigation. He has experience with legal-services involving sales, leasing, payments, secured-lending, secured financial-services, and insurance; as well as related fields such as sequestration/replevy, deceptive-trade, consumer-financial regulations, credit-reporting, governmental forfeitures and seizures, and consumer/military law. Mr. Johnson has counseled and litigated such matters in bankruptcy and state and federal civil-law courts, as well as in mediations and arbitrations. He has extensive experience representing real and personal property lenders and lessors, motor-vehicle dealers and financiers, and businesses with open accounts. Mr. Johnson also has experience with probate matters and basic oil and gas and land-use issues.
Mr. Johnson attended Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas, and, in 1996, received his baccalaureate degree in history and political science from Southwestern University in Georgetown TX. Mr. Johnson read law at the University of Tulsa (J.D., 1999), where he authored a petroleum-recovery surface rights article for the Tulsa Law Journal, and was an Articles Editor for a both a category-leading specialized publication, the Energy Law Journal, and the American Bar Association’s Year in Review (Environment, Energy, and Resources section).
Mr. Johnson is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the District of Columbia Bar. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Selden Society of London, as well as a fourth-generation member of the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association of Fort Worth. Mr. Johnson is also a member of Preservation Dallas.
Mr. Johnson is admitted to practice before all trial and appellate courts of the State of Texas and is admitted to practice before all Texas federal and bankruptcy courts, as well as the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Johnson is an inactive member of the bar of the District of Columbia.
Mr. Johnson is an appointed municipal official of the City of Dallas as a Landmark Commissioner, District Thirteen (appointed 2007, reappointed 2010, 2013), where he has been the chair pro tempore and a special-committee vice-chair co-authoring a revised demolition ordinance.