Michael W. Johnston, Partner


michael-w-johnstonMichael W. Johnston is the founding partner of Johnston Legal Group, now partner of Brown Dean. He graduated with honors from Trinity University and Baylor Law School where he was an associate editor of the Baylor Law Review. For the past 34 years, Mr. Johnston has been a civil litigator concentrating his practice in insurance, consumer, personal injury, and commercial litigation. In 1997, Mr. Johnston was inducted into the Who’s Who of American Lawyers. He is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, as well as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He is licensed to practice before courts in Texas and Oklahoma, the United States Court of Claims, and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Tarrant County Bar Association, Defense Research Institution, and National Association of Fire Investigators.

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 Practice Act, and the Texas Insurance Code. Michael is Board Certified in Civil Pre-Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Michael is also licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court.






Michael W. Johnston

Fort Worth Office
T: 817. 332.1391
F: 817. 870.2427
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Practice Areas

Insurance Litigation
Commercial Law
Personal Injury
Consumer, Commercial, and Products Liability
Probate Law


June, 1977 to February, 1980
Honors include:
  Associate Editor of the Baylor Law Review
  Practice Court Finalist
  Full Academic Scholarship

September, 1974 to May, 1977
Honors include:
  Academic Scholarship
  Graduated Cum Laude


Bar Admission

Admitted to practice in Texas – May 26, 1980
United States District Courts for the Northern District of Texas – June 20, 1980
United States Court of Claims – October 6, 1981
United States Supreme Court – May, 1988
United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas – June 2, 1988
United States District Courts for the Western District of Texas – August 29, 1989
United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas – November 15, 2002
United States Court of Appeals – 5th Circuit
State Bar of Oklahoma – 2008