|Texas - TX||10 years|
|Washington - WA||18 years|
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Jeff Johnson is a board-certified family lawyer with nearly twenty years’ experience in both Washington and Texas. Having graduated with honors from Washington State University with a BA in International Business, Jeff went on to graduate from one of the top law schools in the United States, the University of Oregon. Jeff has been decorated with numerous local and national awards, including having been ranked as one of the Top 100 Family Lawyers Under 40 in the United States, as well as having been ranked as one of the Top Attorneys in Fort Worth for seven consecutive years, to name a few.
Jeff is a dynamic trial lawyer who seeks out the most challenging Family Law cases in Texas, both at the trial court level and also at the appellate level. Jeff has handled hundreds of cases involving all kinds for family law issues and fact patterns, and he has done some in over a dozen different counties throughout Texas. Accordingly, so long as he is drawn to the case and/or client, Jeff has taken on cases all across the State.
Most commonly, Jeff handles high-net worth divorces; including divorces involving tens, and even hundreds, of millions of dollars in assets. Within this niche, Jeff has vast experience working with complex legal issues and tactics, such as:
- Engaging expert witnesses to value assets
- Hiring private investigators to help discover malfeasance by the opposing spouse
- Tracking down hidden funds
- Pursuing waste claims and breaches of fiduciary duty, which are most common when one spouse spends community funds on extramarital affairs.
- Interpreting and assessing the validity and effect of pre- and post-nuptial agreements.
- Child support for disabled adult children
- Challenges to jurisdiction and venue
- Military divorces
Regardless of whether a case is a complex divorce or a more straightforward custody case, Jeff seeks out complex litigation that requires his expert analysis, his multifaceted and forward-thinking strategies and his proven trial philosophy. Jeff determines his client’s long term goals and then works to develop a flexible strategy that can adapt to the ever-changing landscape of each trial. Where other lawyers often create a rigid strategy and try to force the facts to fit their plan, Jeff steadfastly believes that the best way to win is to mold the strategy around the facts and to assemble those facts into a case theory that leads the judge or jury directly to the right conclusion. Utilizing this methodology he advocates for his client’s goals in both the courtroom or in a written appellate brief.
Beyond his education and experience in family law, Jeff has invaluable business acumen and cultural insight that he brings to bear on his cases. Jeff has twice lived and worked overseas, immersed in non-English speaking countries. Further, Jeff has jointly owned a wine importing company that did business in 46 states and 6 countries, honing his ability to coordinate people and resources. Jeff learned the ins and outs of corporate management teamwork from some of the top minds in the sports industry when he spent 4 years working in the National Basketball Association’s Indiana Pacers and Dallas Mavericks organizations. It is advantageous to have an attorney that understands and respects both how a business functions and what it takes to run a successful organization.
Jeff’s passion for the wine industry has never waned; he acts as a marketing, management and legal consultant for several wineries. When he is not practicing law, Jeff is typically exercising his creative side, making furniture and tables in his wood shop. Additionally, spends time with his three rescue dogs, travels with friends, teaches wine classes and reads historical non-fiction.
If you have a complex legal issue that demands an exceptional lawyer whose diversified background will ensure the best outcome, call Jeff today.