Price L. Johnson

Price L. Johnson

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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Personal Info

Mr. Johnson represents clients in courts all across the United States from Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana to Georgia, Wyoming, Colorado, Vermont and beyond.  He received his law degree cum laude from Baylor University School of Law with a concentration in civil litigation.  He graduated in the top ten percent of his class while serving as both Symposium Editor and Notes & Comments Editor of the Baylor Law Review.  He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Texas at Arlington.  He is licensed by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a Certified Public Accountant.

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

Professional Info


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 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


Panel Chair, State Bar of Texas District 6 Grievance Committee, 2020-2021

Panel Vice-Chair, State Bar of Texas District 6 Grievance Committee, 2019-2020

Member, State Bar of Texas District 6 Grievance Committee, 2018-2019

Director, Dallas Summer Musicals Board, 2014-2015

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, 2003-2021

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

Cases & Publications


Jackson v. Ali Zaher Enterprises, LLC, 05-17-00405-CV, 2018 WL 300087 (Tex. App.—Dallas Jan. 5, 2018, no pet.) (mem. op.).

Golfis v. Houllion, 05-15-00036-CV, 2016 WL 6236842 (Tex. App.—Dallas Oct. 25, 2016, no pet.) (mem. op.).

Transitional Entity, LP v. Elder Care, LP, No. 05-14-01615-CV, (Tex. App.—Dallas May 27, 2016, no pet.) (mem. op.).

Sherrill v. Williams, No. 05-14-00847-CV, 2015 WL 1910015 (Tex. App.—Dallas Apr. 28, 2015, pet. denied) (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).


Price L. Johnson, Matthew A. Bourque, Telemedicine in Texas: Opportunities and           Practice Pointers from a Legal Perspective, presented to: Texas Medical       Association, TexMed 2019.

Price L. Johnson, Matthew A. Bourque, Probate Pitfalls for PI Lawyers, Dallas Bar         Assoc. Headnotes, June 2016, at 13.

Price L. Johnson, Matthew A. Bourque, Probate Pitfalls for Personal Injury Lawyer, presented to: Various local Bar and Trial Lawyers’ Associations, 2015-2020 (including DTLA, TCLTA, CATLA, SATLA, ETTLA, Mesquite Bar Association, Plano Bar Association, and others); Texas Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, 2018 & 2020; and State Bar of Texas CLE – 31st and 36th Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2015 & 2020.

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

CCC&R –Real Estate and Investments, Acquisition, Development, and Operation

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

Houillion Family, L.P. – Commercial Real Estate Acquisition, Development, and Operation.

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