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Marc A. Johnston is a successful trial attorney and owner of the Johnston Law Firm, LLC in Portland, Oregon.  Marc's primary focus is standing up for and protecting the rights of individuals who have been hurt or killed by the negligence of another.  Marc is a lawyer for the people, representing individuals and their families against dangerous drivers, negligent physicians, corporations who endanger consumers, insurance companies that wrongfully deny claims and anyone violating the societal safety rules which protect us all.  Marc's winning trial and arbitration record is a testament to his tenacity, preparation and legal skill, as well as his belief in promoting community safety and positive social change through the legal process.  Marc also represents people whose health, life, disability and property damage claims have been denied by their own insurance company.  Call us for a free consultation at (503) 546-3167. 




Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    11 years, 800 cases
  2. Car Accidents: 40%
    11 years, 800 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    11 years, 6 cases
  4. Insurance: 10%
    11 years, 150 cases



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael G Beaty

    I endorse this lawyer. Marc is a terrific lawyer and I would recommend him to anyone who needs legal help.


    Michael Beaty Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Craig Matthew Hopkins

    I have had cases with Marc as opposing counsel before he saw the light and began to represent Plaintiff's. He has the unique perspective of having worked on both sides. A highly skilled lawyer with the utmost professionalism. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation.


    Craig Hopkins Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Johnston Law Firm

222 SW Columbia
Suite 1111
Portland, OR, 972501


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner-MemberJohnston Law Firm, LLC2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Reed College Mock Trial TeamHead Coach2006 - 2009
Oregon New Lawyers DivisionExecutive Committee Board Member2006 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2005 - Present
Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of ABAMember2003 - Present
Litigation Section of ABAMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2002 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal (ABA)The Supreme Court's New Take On Punitive Damages In State Farm v. Campbell: Criticism And strategies For Plaintiff's Lawyers Navigating The New Rules2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Super SaturdayPersonal Injury Litigation2013
Learning the Ropes"If I Only Knew"--Practice Tips and Advice from Practitioners2013
Super SaturdayPlaintiff's Civil Trial Preparation2012
Learning The Ropes"If I Only Knew"--Practice Tips and Advice from Practitioners2012
Super SaturdayPersonal Injury Litigation2011