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The majority of Michael Johnston’s 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 in a well-known Fort Worth law firm where he made partner in less than 3 years. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Michael continued as partner is several major law firms prior to opening Johnston Legal Group in 1997.



Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 70%
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 15%
  3. Arbitration: 10%
  4. Mediation: 5%

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Contact info

Johnston Legal Group

4200 Airport Freeway
Fort Worth, TX, 76117-6262

Johnston Legal Group

5300 Memorial Drive, Ste. 635
Houston, TX, 77007

Johnston Legal Group

206 E. Locust Street
San Antonio, TX, 78212

Johnston Legal Group

1014 Broadway
Lubbock, TX, 79401

Johnston Legal Group

300 N. Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK, 73102



OKAuthorized to practice law200811/02/2010
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198007/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Family Business of the YearBaylor University2009
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-HubbellN/A
Recommended Insurance AttorneyA.M. Best Company - Recommended Insurance AttorneysN/A
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas MagazineN/A
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers MagazineN/A
Top Attorney in San AntonioS.A. Scene MagazineN/A
Top Attorney in HoustonH MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalJohnston Legal Group1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tarrant County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Fort Worth Claims AssociationN/AN/A
Dallas Claims AssociationN/AN/A
Jewelers Security Alliance MemberN/AN/A
Litigation Counsel of AmericaN/AN/A
College of the State Bar of TexasN/AN/A
Defense Research InstituteN/AN/A
American Arbitration AssociationN/AN/A
Baylor Law Review AssociationN/AN/A
State Bar of Texas, Litigation SectionN/AN/A
Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association (TPREIA)N/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
SIU TodayRecognizing Fraud and Fighting it in the Courtroom2007
Fort Worth Business PressMold not Gold in Texas, Recent Supreme Court verdict finds some claims not covered2006
Coverage Magazine: American Bar Association Committee on Insurance Coverage LitigationMarried But Still Innocent: The Innocent Spouse Doctrine and Property Insurance2002
Life & Health Newsletter: The Newsletter of DRI's Life, Health, Accident and Disability Insurance CommitteeResponsibility of an Insurance Company for Misrepresentations of Coverage1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)N/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Claims Conference / Regional ConferencesMultiple Topics-- 1993-2013N/A