A strong client orientation mixed with an extensive understanding of business.... more
A strong client orientation mixed with an extensive understanding of business. Undergraduate degree in Transportation from University of Pennsyania. MBA from Darden School at UVA. JD from University of Houston. Ph.D. from UVA. Have taught business law, business ethics, and many other business courses for major universities. Licensed in Texas and Virginia.
The majority of Michael Johnstons cases involve civil commercial matters including... more
The majority of Michael Johnstons cases involve civil commercial matters including representing insurance companies in first-party and third-party disputes and large subrogation cases. Michael has been the first chair attorney in over 75 jury trials and tried numerous non-jury trials, significant cases on appeal and zoning cases. Michael began practicing law in 1980 as an associate attorney... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.