Attorneys & Professionals


Michael Johnston

1947 - 2018

Place of Birth: Waco, Texas
Marital Status: Married, seven children and three grandchildren

University of Houston - B.B.A., 1971
South Texas College of Law - J.D., 1974

Texas Bar Association
Liberty County Bar Association
Harris County Bar Association
Houston Bar Foundation
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court - Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
Board Certified in Civil Trial Law for over 23 years
Past Chairman - History & Traditions Committee - State Bar of Texas
Advisory Director - “H” Association - University of Houston
Past Director - Texas Bar Historical Foundation
Sons of the Republic of Texas, Vice President, H.B. Johnston Chapter
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Houston Trial Lawyers Association

Professional Experience
Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1986, was with Sullins Johnston Rohrbach & Magers since 1973, where he began as a law clerk. He represented individuals, partnerships and corporations in day-to-day legal/business matters and in pursuing and defending clients in complex multi-million dollar litigation such as partnership and corporate dissolutions, shareholder derivative actions, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty , discrimination, labor and employment law claims, non-subscriber suits and negligence claims. Over 35 years, he had been lead counsel in hundreds of trials and appeals which established new law for Texas businesses-especially in the field of hospital law. He successfully obtained numerous jury verdicts exceeding $6,000,000.00, including verdicts for punitive damages of over $3,000,000.00 against insurance companies for unfair, deceptive trade practices in the business of insurance, as well as settlements exceeding $8,000,000.00.  He  argued cases before the Court of Appeals and Texas Supreme Court.


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