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What makes our firm unique is the fact that we are a father-daughter legal team.  I am Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning & Probate Law.  I focus my practice in the area of Estate Planning and Probate Law as well as Elder Law.  We help people plan their estate to maximize asset protection while they are alive and then pass it efficiently when they die.   We are VA accredited and help Veterans get qualified for Aid and Attendance benefits to help pay for their long-term needs. We also handle probate matters, trust administration and guardianships.  In my spare time I enjoy hiking, camping, golf, and water skiing.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 80%
    26 years, 9 thousand cases
  2. Trusts: 15%
    26 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Probate: 5%
    36 years, 1 thousand cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Aaron Russell Miller

    I have worked with Richard on several cases and he highly experienced, knowledgeable and skilled. He does a great job for his clients.


    Aaron Miller Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Guy Ben Garner III

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Richard personally and professionally for years. He has all of the skills and knowledge necessary to be a great estate planner. He is also very ethical and really cares for his clients.


    Guy Ben Garner Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Johnson Firm, P.C.

2400 Lakeside Boulevard, Suite 120
Richardson, TX, 75082


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Leadership GarlandGarland Chamber of Commerce1999
Board Certified - Estate Planning and Probate LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1995
PresidentGarland Bar Association1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Johnson Firm, P.C.1976 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Richardson Chamber of CommerceMember2016 - Present
Collin County Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate SectionN/A2010 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A2010 - Present
ElderCounselN/A2010 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2000 - Present
Texas ForumN/A1998 - Present
WealthCounselN/A1996 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Dallas Bar AssociationFee Disputes Committee1992 - 1996
Garland Bar AssociationPast President1985 - 1985
Publication nameTitleDate
Olive Grove Press LLCPaying for Long Term Care, Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit2014
self-publishedSix Huge Threats to the Texas Family Owned Business2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Texas Tech UniversityN/ABBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Boomers ExpoVA & Medicaid2016
VA Benefits for VeteransVA: Aid & Attendance Pension2015
Social Security UpdateHow to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits2015
Estate PlanningWealth Preservation: Estate Planning & Preserving Your Wealth2014
Successor Trustees WorkshopSuccessor Trustees: What Should They Know?2013
Medicaid & VA Benefits WorkshopPaying for Long-Term Care2013
First United Methodist ChurchEstate Planning2013
VA Aid & Attendance WorkshopQualifying for VA Benefits2012
Estate Planning WorkshopBasics of Estate Planning2012
Roth IRA ConversionsThe IRA Inheritance Trust2009