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Daniel Anthony Johnston

Litigation Attorney at Syosset, NY

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Dan Johnston

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2015
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    All manner of commercial and business litigation in State and Federal Courts. Flexible agreement options.

  2. Cannabis Law
    Dan has been one of the prominent practitioners in recreational cannabis law since the New York bill's introduction. We help companies prepare for licensing applications, develop business plans, and connect businesses with necessary services.

  3. Personal injury
    Primarily car accidents and slip/falls, happy to discuss other claims. Contingency fee arrangements - I don't get paid unless I get you paid.

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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal advice
Dan Johnston is a very knowledgeable & skilled attorney. He has helped me with contractual business matters when trying to decide if a move was the right one to make, traffic matters for tickets I’ve received, etc. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a top notch attorney!!
Posted by Robin | April 26, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Upstate speed traps
I consulted with Dan Johnston regarding, what could have been, a very costly speeding ticket that my daughter incurred. His sage advice saved me hundreds of dollars and several points on her license! Dan was very willing to take the time to educate us on the relevant laws. I can confidently recommend Dan Johnston!
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied customer
I had a situation last year where I needed help fast. Mr. Johnston took my call faster than anyone else I reached out to. He was extremely helpful caring when I needed it the most. I could never thank you enough for what he did and I highly recommend him. Thanks again Mr. Johnston
Posted by Allyson | April 26, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Personal Injury
Dan helped me out with a personal injury case and I have nothing but great things to say about him. His professionalism and positive attitude makes him a pleasure to work with! I highly recommend him
Posted by Daniel | June 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A God Send
Daniel Johnston was an absolute God send. I had a case in which I had lost complete hope. I interviewed nearly 30 attorneys, all of which left me with no hope, or told me that I was "chasing good money for bad money". In a nutshell, a lending group had breached a contract and lost a substantial amount of money that I had transferred to them. Daniel reviewed the case and gave me hope. He has been 100% committed to helping me resolve this case. Unlike all of the other attorneys I spoke with, he was creative and successful in his approach. He backed our group from the moment he interviewed us. The outcome of the case has been going in more than a positive direction. It is refreshing to meet an attorney that is fair and who cares. I am extremely appreciative and blessed to have Daniel on our side.
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Posted by Nick | March 18, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive and honest consultation
I contacted Daniel for a consultation and he was incredibly responsive and refreshingly honest. With a quick turn-around time and ample detail in his responses I had all the information I needed to make an informed decision.
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest & Reliable Attorney
Dan was a pleasure to work with and made the process very smooth. He is willing to go out of his way for clients in order to complete a task. I highly recommend him for services.
Posted by Hector | December 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best traffic lawyer
I got to tell you people, Dan is your best choice to resolve your traffic tickets in court with a awesome results. I highly recommend him, he got my 6 point speeding ticket knock down to a no parking offense. SIMPLE THE BEST !!!
Posted by Al | October 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Johnston defended me when I was wrongly accused. Needless to say, the case was dismissed. I highly recommend! He's a very bright guy and extremely good at what he does!
Posted by Drew | August 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Criminal Defense Lawyer!
I’ve never written a review, however after retaining Dan Johnston for a criminal case, I absolutely wanted to. Dan reached out to me quickly after I contacted him. I’d gotten a “criminal marijuana possession” ticket in Nassau County, Long Island, and was concerned for many reasons. One being that case would show up on any background check for a job interview for at least a year. From the start, Dan was very knowledgeable and compassionate towards my situation. He also put my mind at ease over case. I’m still amazed that Dan got my case to be expunged after 30 days instead of 12 months. I’d strongly advise reaching out to Dan if you’re in a legal bind and need a knowledgeable, passionate, no BS lawyer that’ll fight for you.
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Posted by Anthony | March 27, 2019
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Excellent attorney
Me. Johnston was professional and courteous the whole time. Very direct and prompt with his advice and view of the case. Very nice and easy going person to work with. I would absolutely recommend
Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Job
Daniel was hired to settle my case, had both me and my friend in and out within 30 mins with better then great results! HIGHLY RECOMMEND, respected and professional! Was very reasonable with the price, dropped the original fee down largely after settling the case on the first appearance.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bell Law Group PLLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Associate
  • Connell Foley, LLP
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Principal Attorney
  • Johnston Law LLC
  • 2018 - 2022
  • Associate
  • Smith, Sovik, Kendrick & Sugnet, PC
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Zabell & Associates
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Nassau County District Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2016
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  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Legal Cases

  • People v. "John Doe"
  • Dismissal
  • Cazeau v. City of New York, A.T.
  • Motion to Dismiss granted pre-discovery
  • People v. "Jane Doe"
  • ACOD/Dismissal
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  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2023
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Trial Academy Graduate
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • 2018
  • Pamela Spanogle International Arbitration Award
  • George Washington University
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (13)
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Cannabis Law Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I’ve known Dan for several years as a skilled and hard nosed personal injury attorney that achieves successful outcomes for his clients. More recently, Dan has established himself as a go-to attorney in the cannabis space, having made a significant effort to become proficient in this evolving area of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dan works hard for every single client, no matter the case. I had the privilege of litigating a criminal matter against him when I was an Assistant District Attorney in the Nassau County DA's office. His time and care for his client's case did not go unnoticed, and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of criminal defense attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I share office space with Dan and have seen his work first-hand. He fights tirelessly for his clients to achieve the best results possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I worked with Dan Johnston while we were at the Nassau County District Attorney's Office. Dan knows the prosecution strategy inside and out and knows how to fight for his clients to get the best result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Johnston is professional, committed, hard-working, and achieves results for his clients. A pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Attorney Johnston. He is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced attorney in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury and civil litigation. He is also well-respected within the legal community. I highly recommend Mr. Johnston if you are looking for an experienced and honest lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan is a phenomenal attorney. He is one of the few attorneys I have worked with who clearly uses his broad, fluent understanding of the law to come up with creative, cost-effective solutions, resolving even the most unique legal issues on a budget. As a lawyer married to only one area of law, I rely heavily on Dan to assist me with all legal matters which are beyond the scope of my practice area. I cannot recommend Dan enough!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a knowledgeable, dedicated professional who is a strong advocate for his clients. I have known Dan for almost ten years. I would highly recommend him as your attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan isn't just a smart attorney who knows the law, he is also a true businessman who understands how to work efficiently to obtain the best resolution for his clients. His skill in the courtroom is equally as impressive as his ability to negotiate effectively and find creative solutions."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you’re in need of a criminal defense or personal injury attorney, trust Dan to take care of everything from beginning to end."
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