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Derek Allen Johnson

Real estate Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2002
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Derek

Learn Derek’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Our real estate services include commercial, residential and construction based litigation, preparing finance documents for all forms of real estate based transactions, preparing purchase and sale agreements, lease agreements, handling landlord/tenant disputes, evictions, escrow, abstract and title insurance and closing services (fee attorney office for Exodus Title, LLC), liens, mechanics and materialmans liens, security agreements, boundary and neighbor disputes, property owners associations

    21 years

  2. Business
    Our firm provides a wide array of business based services including planning, formation, and dissolution, mergers and acquisitions, franchising, drafting sales agreements, capitalization, asset acquisition and financing, and other related services including general business matters and disputes from day to day operations to fiscal audits and tax advice and planning.

    19 years

  3. Tax
    Our firm provides tax services for individuals, entities and fiduciaries, which include Tax - Advisory (Domestic & Foreign) Audit, Due Diligence and Compliance.

  4. Estate planning
    Our firm provides estate planning and tax advice for single persons, married persons, person co-habitating together, and same sex couples.

    21 years

  5. Litigation
    Our litigation services include all forms of civil, consumer (DTPA, etc.) business, commercial, real estate, personal injury and wrongful death actions, construction and other general litigation matters including co-counsel support on specific matters.

    21 years

  6. Probate
    Our firm provides legal services for executors, administrators and heir and beneficiaries in all forms of probate proceeings. In addition, our firm can provide advise related to intestacy and property rights in non-probated estates.

    21 years

Derek earned his juris doctorate from Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, and his Masters of Laws with a specialization in Taxation from the University of Houston's Law Center.  In addition, he earned bachelor of art degrees in Sociology and Spanish (Study Abroad Curriculum) from Samford University.  Derek was sworn in to practice law in the State of Texas by the Honorable Howell Cobb on April 4, 2002.  Derek started his law career representing national and state lenders and other secured creditors in federal bankruptcy proceedings and adversarial and other federal litigation cases.  Subsequently, and in addition to representing creditors, he began representing liquidating trustees in Chapter Eleven proceedings and lenders and other financial companies in state court debt collection proceedings.  In 2005, Derek began transitioning his practice to a transactional based practice.  In 2007, Derek started a fee attorney office for Exodus Title, LLC, and has since maintained his law firm and a fee attorney office.




State Bar of Texas, 2002

United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of Texas

United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of Texas




Texas Bar Association

 State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, and Construction Law Section




Samford University

 o Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – 1997

 o Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (Spanish Study Abroad Curriculum) – 1997

 o Juris Doctorate – Cumberland School of Law – 2001


University of Houston Law Center, LL.M. in Taxation, 2003

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Derek Allen Johnson
4801 Woodway Drive
Suite 300 East
Houston, TX, 77056


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Posted by Crystal | July 30, 2013
Professional, Trustworthy, Courteous, Knowledgeable and Highly Recommended.
I have known Mr. Johnson for over 3 years and I am happy to say that I have found an attorney that I can trust for all of my legal needs. Mr. Johnson and his staff are extremely knowledgeable and thorough. In the midst of my legal matter, they were there to answer all of my questions in a timely manner. Their attention to detail really surprised me. I feel confident that if I have a legal matter, personal or business, Mr. Johnson and his staff will be able to support me and/or point me in the right direction if necessary.
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Posted by Kelly | March 10, 2011
Great Attorney
Derek provided excellent legal services and suggestions in the preparation a will for me and my wife. We had particular personal family issues with our children, and through his insight and knowledge of the legal system, were able to come up with a will that we were extremly happy with. I would recommend his services in a heartbeat, particularly if you have family issues.
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Posted by Brenda | March 10, 2011
Professional Attorney
Mr. Johnson completed my LLC for my business. He was very professional, timley and quick to respond to questions.


  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Gulley Johnson, LLP
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Jones Johnson, LLP
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Stumpf, Craddock, Massey & Farrimond, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Brown & Shapiro, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • University of Houston
  • 2003
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Samford University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997
  • Samford University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997
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Legal Cases

  • Zepeda v. South Coast Roofing & Repair, LLC
  • Client awarded costs, repairs & treble damages and amended and confirmed on appeal.


  • International Code Council
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Derek
Real estate Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Derek Johnson is incredibly knowledgable and dedicated in real estate and tax law. He goes the extra mile for his clients and anybody would be in good hands with him!"
Real estate Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."