EDUCATION – LICENSURES
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Juris Doctor December 1988
Class rank: Top one third (1/3rd.)
BA Business 1979
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law (1994)
Re-certified in Personal Injury Trial Law (1999, 2004, 2009, 2014)
Admissions to Practice
State of Texas, all State Courts 1989
United States District Courts
Northern District of Texas 1989
Eastern District of Texas 1990
Law Offices of Barry N. Johnson
Solo Practioner, 2008 to present
Litigation primarily involving criminal cases, civil actions, class actions and multi-district litigation; commercial disputes as well as Family Law.
Needham Johnson, a Professional Corporation
Partner/Shareholder, 1989 – 2012
Handled in excess of 1,000 cases, primarily involving a mixture of personal injury, products liability, FELA, health care liability claims and insurance contract litigation, from inception to completion.
Tried in excess of 55 trials, both state and federal courts.
Taken in excess of 1,000 oral depositions.
Handled in excess of 1,000 contested hearings.
Handled in excess of 100 mediations.
Drafted and handled all aspects of pleadings and motions practice for firm’s cases, in excess of 1,000 cases, from original petition through trial.
Performed legal research for some of firm’s cases.
PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERIENCE
Commercial Real Estate agent, 8/1984 -8/1986
Specialized in income producing properties, particularly apartments, office buildings, and shopping centers.
Assistant Manager and Sales Executive, 4/1979 - 8-1984
After graduation from Baylor, went to work for a small Texas business. Started as assistant plant manager in Abilene, was promoted to sales executive for the South Texas region, and later promoted to larger territory responsible for Houston area and East Texas.