Skip to main content

Dane Michael Johnson

About me

Dane Johnson is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and limits his practice exclusively to criminal law.  I have been voted as a "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine, recognized by H-Texas Magaziine as a Top Houston Criminal Lawyer and have been featured in both print media and television media several times as a legal commentator.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Photos and videos

45015 1370536245

45015 1248882120

45015 1248882088

45015 1248882031

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. White Collar Crime: 10%
    19 years



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

13 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Morgan Anthony Bourque

    I have witnessed Dane in trial and I have to say that he is one of the most gifted courtroom advocates practicing law. In one such trial, I watched Dane question and pick apart a venire panel and by the end of jury selection he had everyone in the courtroom, including the prosecutor, convinced his client was not guilty. I watched in awe as Dane argued and won a Motion to Suppress to which the State had no option but to dismiss the case against his client. I have seen this lawyer fight for his clients and I endorse this lawyers work.


    Morgan Bourque DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark W. Bennett

    When I'm in trouble with the law, I want to hire a fighter, not a pleader. A lawyer who is willing to fight will, in the end, get a better result for his client than a lawyer who seeks a plea from the beginning. Even if that result is obtained through a plea bargain, the fact that the lawyer is willing to fight means that the client will get a better result. As a former president of the Houston criminal defense bar, I know the fighters from the pleaders; Dane is a fighter.


    Mark Bennett Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Johnson, Johnson, & Baer, P.C.

1017 Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX, 77008


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199708/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Top Houston Lawyer - Criminal and DWI DefenseHoustonia Magazine2014
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Top Houston Lawyer - Criminal and DWI/DUIHoustonia Magazine2013
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Top Houston Criminal / DWI LawyerH Texas Magazine2012
Top Houston Criminal / DWI LawyerH Texas Magazine2011
Top Houston Criminal LawyersH Texas Magazine2010
Top Houston DWI LawyersH Texas Magazine2010
Numerous Not Guilty VerdictsJury Trials2009
Board Certification in Criminal Law RenewalTexas Board of Legal Specialization2009
Top Houston Criminal LawyersH Texas Magazine2009
Numerous Not Guilty VerdictsJury Trials2008
Houston Chronicle Case InterviewHouston Chronicle2008
Numerous Not Guilty VerdictsJury Trial2007
Numerous Not Guilty VerdictsJury Trials2006
Numerous Not Guilty VerdictsJury Trials2005
The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of TexasState Bar of Texas2005
The Pro Bono CollegeN/A2004
Numerous Not Guilty AwardsJury Trials2004
The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of TexasState Bar of Texas2004
Board Certified - Criminal LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2004
Numerous Not Guilty VerdictsJury Trials2003
The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of TexasState Bar of Texas2003
Numerous Not Guilty VerdictsJury Trials2002
Trial Skills Course CompletedTexas District and County Attorneys Association1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerJohnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C.2007 - Present
PartnerJohnson & Johnson Law Firm, P.C.2006 - 2007
LawyerSCA Law Firm2000 - 2006
Assistant District AttorneyGalveston County District Attorney1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northern District of TexasAdmitted2009 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2005 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
Southern District of TexasAdmitted2000 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1997 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Texas v. T.Y.Dismissed
State of Texas v. D.B.Not Guilty
State v. D.S.Dismissed After Exposing Problems With Breath Testing Procedures
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuideHow to avoid a Texas DL Suspension2009
AVVO Legal GuideHow to Save Your Texas Driver's License from Suspension2009
AVVO Legal GuideHow to Find a Competent DWI Attorney2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawDoctor of Jurisprudence1996
University of HoustonManagementOther - Bachelors1994
University of TexasBusiness AdministrationN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Channel 39 NewsDUI Checkpoints2015
Universtiy of Houston - FraternityDWI Blood Draws2010
Fox News HoustonIntoxication Manslaughter Case2009
Channel 39 NewsNew DWI laws2009
Universtiy of Houston fraternityField Sobriety Tests - Valid or Not?2008
Several Law OfficesDWI Updates2008
University of Houston fraternitiesDWI2007
DWI UpdatesUpdates on DWI laws2007
Texas Pharmacy AssociationWhat not to do if pulled over for a DWI?2006

Recent Posts