Price L. Johnson represents clients in all aspects of business, probate and professional negligence litigation. He vigorously pursues probate disputes over wills, trusts and estates, breach of fiduciary duty, and guardianship matters. The knowledge and creativity Mr. Johnson brings to the table from his business and accounting background offer his clients novel and innovative solutions to all manner of probate disputes. He is also an industry leader in cutting edge business litigation involving various forms of partnerships and corporations.
Mr. Johnson has successfully resolved countless probate and business matters. This includes a several year old out-of-state guardianship of the person and estate of the widow of a wealthy Dallas attorney. Mr. Johnson successfully dissolved the guardianship over both the widow her estate resulting in the return of the widow and a multi-million dollar estate to Dallas county. Most recently, Mr. Johnson won resolved an “unwinnable” probate fiduciary litigation case extremely favorably by combining timely injecting bankruptcy jurisdiction into the probate process.
With significant experience litigating in state and federal court on behalf of individuals and businesses, Mr. Johnson represents clients in various industries including construction, real estate, finance, accounting, legal, medical, manufacturing, insurance, oil & gas, advertising, internet, and various service industries in disputes ranging from breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder oppression, fraud, intellectual property, employment matters, and numerous other claims. He also regularly represents heirs, beneficiaries, fiduciaries, and estates in probate litigation.
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Upon graduating law school he worked for a large Dallas based law firm, Hughes & Luce, L.L.P., now K&L Gates, where he honed his litigation skills representing individuals and corporations in business and probate lawsuits. Now Mr. Johnson devotes his skills to representing businesses in commercial litigation disputes and representing individuals, estates, and fiduciaries in probate and guardianship matters. He represents businesses in commercial litigation related to contract disputes and breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, shareholder oppression, business torts, commercial construction claims, commercial leases, insurance litigation, and other business related claims. He represents individuals and entities in will contests, trust and estate disputes, fiduciary litigation, and guardianship matters.
Mr. Johnson works with the most reliable medical, economic, and accounting experts to assist his clients in areas of expertise needed to prevail on their claims. With his background in accounting, finance, and economics, he is able to work closely with his client, their corporate representatives, and the experts on issues from business valuation to corporate goodwill, to valuing and presenting economic damages.
Born Irving, Texas 1966
Baylor University School of Law – J.D. cum laude with a concentration in General Civil Litigation, 1997. Order of Barristers, Symposium Editor Baylor Law Review.
University of Texas at Arlington – B.B.A. in Accounting with emphasis in Economics, 1989
State Bar of Texas – 1997 to Present C.P.A. – Texas, 1993 to Present
The Johnson Firm – 2005 to Present – Managing Partner, Trial Firm specializing in business and probate litigation.
Johnson & Greene, L.L.P. – 2000-2005 – Founding Partner of trial firm specializing in business and probate litigation and personal injury.
Hughes & Luce, L.L.P. – 1997-2000 – Trial Attorney in Litigation Section focusing on complex commercial litigation, probate litigation, and personal injury.
KPMG Peat Marwick, L.L.P. – 1992-1994 – Accounting and Audit focusing primarily in the fields of real estate and finance.
American Eagle Insurance – 1991-1992 – Assistant to the Treasurer of a General Aviation Insurance Company. Accounted for $150 Million Investment Portfolio and all statutory reporting.
Kenneth Leventhal, L.L.P. – 1989-1991 (approx.) – Accounting, Audit, and Litigation Support focusing primarily in the fields of real estate and finance.
AV Rated – Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings continuously since 2002.
AVVO – 10.0 Rating
Certified Attorney Ad Litem and Guardian Ad Litem, State Bar of Texas
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
Admitted to Practice before the Following United States Federal Courts:
United States Supreme Court
United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & COMMUNITY SERVICE
Director, Dallas Summer Musicals Board, 2014-
Chair, Texas Trial Lawyers Association PAC, 2009-2010
Adjunct Professor of Law – Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law – 2007- 2009
Instructor, NITA Southern Regional Trial Skills Program, 2003-2008
Director, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2005-2008
Trustee, Texas Trial Lawyers Association PAC, 2006-2008
Director, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, 2003-2015
Director TTLA Advocates Board, 2007-2009
Co-Chair – DBA Judiciary Committee Forum on Judicial Selection in Texas, 2006
Recipient of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Public Justice Achievement Award, 2004, for pro bono representation of victims of the World Trade Center Disaster.
Immediate Past Chair, Tort & Insurance Practice Section, 2006
Chair, DBA Tort & Insurance Practice Section, 2005
Chair, DBA 21st Annual Philbin Awards Recognizing Excellence in Legal Reporting, 2004
Interim Chair/Chair-Elect, DBA Tort & Insurance Practice Section, 2004
Vice-Chair/Program Chair, DBA Tort & Insurance Practice Section, 2003
Co-Chair, DBA Judiciary Judicial Preference Poll Committee, 2003
Jo Anna Moreland Outstanding DBA Committee Chair, 2002
Lead Co-Chair DBA Bench/Bar Committee, 2002
Treasurer, DBA Tort & Insurance Practice Section, 2002
Chair DBA Judiciary Bench Book Committee, 2002
Director – DBA Business Litigation Section, 2001-2005
Director – DBA Tort & Insurance Practice Section, 2000-2001
Co-Vice-Chair DBA Bench/Bar Committee, 2001
Chair DBA Judiciary Committee Bench Book Committee, 2001
Co-Chair DBA LegalLine Committee, 2000
Co-Chair DAYL Federal Opinions Committee, 1999-2000
Co-Chair DAYL Arts, Entertainment, and Social Committee, 2000
Co-Chair DBA Bench/Bar Breakout Session Subcommittee, 2000-2001
Co-Chair DBA Judiciary Committee Visiting Judge Subcommittee, 2000
Co-Chair Media Relations Media Guide Subcommittee, 2000
Bench/Bar Breakout Session co-leader, 1999-2001
Appointed DBA Election Teller Committee, 2000-2001
Member DBA Courthouse Committee, 2001-2003
Member DBA Canvassing Committee, 2000-2001
Member DBA Law Day 2000
Committee, 2000 Member LegalLine Committee, 2000-2001
Member DBA Bench/Bar Committee, 1998-2003
Member DBA Judiciary Committee, 1997-2006; 2015-
Member DBA Judiciary Committee Ad Hoc Task Force on Associate Judge Proposal, 2000
Member DBA Media Relations Committee, 1998-2006
Member DBA Media Relations Philbin Awards Subcommittee, 2000-2005
Member DBA Litigation Section, 1997-2006
Member DBA Tort & Insurance Practice Section, 1999-2006
Member DAYL Judiciary Committee, 2000
DAYL Leadership Class, 1998
DAYL State Fair Trial by Jury Ask a Lawyer Volunteer, 1999
Member of various DBA Judiciary Committee Subcommittees, 1998-2006
Seikilos Holdings, LLC v. Houillion, No. 05-15-00036-CV, pending.
Transitional Entity, LP v. Elder Care, LP, No. 05-14-01615-CV, pending.
Sherrill v. Williams, No. 05-14-00847-CV, 2015 WL 1910015 (Tex. App.—Dallas Apr. 28, 2015, no pet. h.) (mem. op.).
Golfis v. Houillion, No. 05-13-01330-CV, 2014 WL 4090141 (Tex. App.—Dallas Aug. 19, 2014, no pet.) (mem. op.).
Broyhill Furniture Indus., Inc. v. Murphy, No. 05-11-01545-CV, 2013 WL 4478172 (Tex. App.—Dallas Aug. 20, 2013, no pet.) (mem. op.).
Adams v. StaxxRing, Inc., 344 S.W.3d 641 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011, pet. denied).
Irving Holdings, Inc. v. Brown, 274 S.W.3d 926 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2009, pet. denied).
In re Adams, No. 05-09-01406-CV, 2009 WL 4601163 (Tex. App.—Dallas Dec. 8, 2009, no pet.) (mem. op.).
Lemons v. Thomas, No. 05-00-01247-CV, 2001 WL 710330 (Tex. App.—Dallas June 26, 2001, no pet.) (not designated for publication).
Note – For purposes of brevity, only law review articles are now listed as the list of CLE publications has grown too large:
Price L. Johnson, Edmund R. Burke & Dustin Benham, Personal Torts, A Survey of the Law on Personal Torts in Texas, SMU L. Rev. Fall 2008
REPRESENTATIVE BUSINESS CLIENTS
Medsys Group – Medical Technology and Personnel
Americo Real Estate – Real Estate and Investments
Cordatus Capital – Investment Fund and Venture Capital
Cordatus Energy Partners, LLC – Fracking Sand Supply and Oil and Gas Investments
Steamaway, Inc. – Industrial Cleaning and Supply
Furniture Brands, Inc., Broyhill Furniture, Lane Furniture, and Drexel Heritage –Mfg., Wholesale and Retail Furniture Industry
Carlson Restaurants Worldwide – Hospitality and Food Service
TGI Friday’s, Inc. – Hospitality and Food Service, Joint Venture matters
TXU Energy, – Electric Wholesale, Retail, and subsidiaries
Beltropic, Inc. – Catastrophe Insurance Adjusting Services
Gulf Coast Business Development – Medical Provider, Real Estate and Service Ventures
Advanced Facial Plastics Surgery Center – Medical Services Provider
Herblin Co. – Professional Services Firm Lone Oak Fabricators, Inc. – Manufacturing
PDS Group, LLC – Commercial Real Estate Acquisition and Development
Ingenix – Third Party Administrator, Service Provider
Barrister Global Services Network, Inc. – IT hardware services provider
The Planet – Technology Service Provider
Verio, Inc. – Internet and Technology Service Provider
StaxxRing, Inc. – International Fashion Jewelry Designer, Wholesaler, Retailer
Solid Silicon Technologies (Aragio) – Semiconductor Intellectual Property and Integrated Circuit Design Services