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Richard Preston Johnson

Estate planning Attorney at Richardson, TX

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 49 years
    Washington - WA 37 years
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1974
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1987
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning

    34 years, 9,000 cases

  2. Trusts

    34 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Probate

    44 years, 1,000 cases

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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The Johnson Firm, P.C.
2400 Lakeside Boulevard, Suite 120
Richardson, TX, 75082

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Posted by Fred | May 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Keeping our trust up to date.
My wife and I asked Mr. Johnson to update our trust in 2007 as a result of our move from Missouri to Texas. Since that time he has worked with us to insure our trust is up to date, funded and complies with any changes in the law. We are very pleased with his new Family Care Program, which helps us insure our assets are properly titled and aligned.
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Posted by Joseph | November 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Assistance with the handling of my Uncle's Living Trust after his passing.
I cannot offer enough praise for the law firm of Richard P. Johnson and his associate Marcie Johnson. Upon the passing of my uncle in Dallas Texas, I had to travel from Columbus Ohio to the Dallas area and deal with a multitude of issues with regards to my uncle's estate. Everything from a ranch 65 miles northeast of Dallas in Commerce Texas, to his home in Dallas where I had to get a bio hazard team involved because of the conditions I encountered upon arriving in Dallas after learning that my uncle had passed. As if that weren't stressful enough, l had to make funeral arrangements, deal with stacks and stacks of paperwork, and unfamiliarity with the Dallas area. Richard and Marcie Johnson were extraordinary in terms of their assistance and professionalism in helping me with ALL my issues. They took charge from day one and offered me advice on everything from legal issues to assistance with reputable accounting firms, real estate persons, estate sale individuals, etc. Three months have passed since my uncle's passing and they have been with me all the way. when ever I had a question, concern or just needed a shoulder to cry on, they were there. My uncle's estate was extensive, but these folks were up to the challenge. After all is said and done, I consider them more than my attorney's, I consider them good friends, 'family'. In conclusion, I am old enough, 65, to remember when customer service used to mean something in this country. When companies cared about the needs and concerns and satisfaction of their customers. Well, I not only commend but also recommend the law firm of Richard P. Johnson and Marcie Johnson for every and all issues when it comes to Estate Planning, Elder Law and Trusts. Well done folks, much appreciated. I salute you for going well beyond the call of duty. Your a credit not only to your profession but also your community. Sincerely, a very satisfied client from the Midwest.
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Posted by Rodney | April 15, 2015
Great Experience
Richard Johnson was most helpful in providing advice and counsel in the management of my grandmothers estate. Having never been a trustee, I found Richard's guidance most helpful and sound. With his support my job as trustee was much easier.
Posted by Jim | March 3, 2015
Well pleased!
Over the course of the last five years, my family has used the services of Richard P Johnson and his staff to help us fortify the structure and terms of our family trust. In each and every step, Richard Johnson and his staff went above and beyond the requirements to provide precise and salient answers to our questions; provide us with creative strategy; and navigated us through the maze of legalese allowing us to understand exactly what our documents said and how they were satisfying our plans. His staff was always professional, courteous, and prompt in whatever we asked of them. I and my family are totally satisfied with the journey and absolutely confident that the end product has accomplished every item of our agenda. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending Richard P Johnson and his staff to help anyone in their estate planning. We are all very pleased with our results. Sincerely, James T Patterson, Col, USAF (Ret), PhD, and business owner.
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Posted by Ron | February 28, 2015
Living Trust
Richard explained the need for a trust during our initial meeting and worked with my wife and I to set up our trust in 1990. Richard and his partner again worked with us to update our trust in 2011 to meet current laws and regulations. Our needs we met, and we feel that we walked away with a quality product. Richard is always available for questions.
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Posted by John | February 26, 2015
I have used Richard Johnson professional expert knowledge and advice for over sixteen years. He is a true professional and holds my unbiased trust. It has been a pleasure to have referred numerous friends to him. I recommend Richard without any reservations. John J. Losher
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Johnson Firm, P.C.
  • 1976 - Present


  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Texas Tech University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1970


  • Richardson Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Garland Crime Stoppers
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2010 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • 2010 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Texas Forum
  • 1998 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • 1996 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Fee Disputes Committee
  • 1992 - 1996
  • Garland Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1985 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • Leadership Garland
  • Garland Chamber of Commerce
  • 1999
  • Board Certified - Estate Planning and Probate Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1995
  • President
  • Garland Bar Association
  • 1985
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  • Olive Grove Press LLC
  • Paying for Long Term Care, Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • VA Aid & Attendance
  • VA Aid & Attendance
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning Workshop
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • Boomers Expo
  • VA & Medicaid
  • 2016
  • VA Benefits for Veterans
  • VA: Aid & Attendance Pension
  • 2015
  • Social Security Update
  • How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits
  • 2015
  • Estate Planning
  • Wealth Preservation: Estate Planning & Preserving Your Wealth
  • 2014
  • Successor Trustees Workshop
  • Successor Trustees: What Should They Know?
  • 2013
  • Medicaid & VA Benefits Workshop
  • Paying for Long-Term Care
  • 2013
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • VA Aid & Attendance Workshop
  • Qualifying for VA Benefits
  • 2012
  • Estate Planning Workshop
  • Basics of Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • Roth IRA Conversions
  • The IRA Inheritance Trust
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
Endorse Richard
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Richard on several cases and he highly experienced, knowledgeable and skilled. He does a great job for his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is one of the premier Estate attorneys in Texas"
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a solid, experienced and highly skilled estate planning attorney. He uniquely understands the special needs of business owners and other professionals that need help protecting their legacy for loved ones. I have known him for several years through professional associations and would recommend his services to anyone."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is very knowledgeable and a strong advocate for his clients. He is the most serious and intellectual attorney I know who is state of the art in all matters."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is an expert's expert. He is sought out by colleagues and financial advisors for his practical and technical advice. Richard posses he ability to distill complex planning concepts into an understandable and actionable plan. Although Richard is well known and respected by other attorneys, CPAs, financial advisors and clients, he maintains a down to earth, approachable and self deprecating style that make him a pleasure to be around."
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Richardson Estate planning Lawyer Richard Preston Johnson
Richard Preston Johnson
Estate planning Attorney
Richardson, TX
Licensed for 49 years