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Who I am

 

I am a founding principal of Johnson & Sparks PLLC in Plano, Texas. I am primarily a business attorney dividing my time between the courtroom and the board room for various business clients. I also work on probate cases - including as a court-appointed guardian ad litem -  and select personal injury cases. I serve on the board of directors for the Anti-Defamation League, Grace to Change, Pure Athlete Volleyball Club, and the McKinney Bar Association. My most precious moments, though, are spent with my wife, Amber, and our three sons.

 

Where I come from

 

I grew up in Plano and have seen the amazing growth of Collin County over the course of my life. My first job was bagging groceries at the Tom Thumb at Independence & Parker when I was 14 years old, and I've been working ever since. While earning my Bachelor's Degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, I was a resident assistant at my dorm and worked full-time at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. While earning my Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law - Houston I worked part-time during the latter two years of law school and served as Vice President of the Student Bar Association, and I was also an editor of both the Texas Journal of Business Law and Currents: International Trade Law Journal. I also clerked for the 191st Judicial District Court of Dallas County during my last summer of law school.

Some of what I've accomplished so far

 

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

  • US District Court - Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas

  • US Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of Texas

  • Chancery Courts of Delaware (pro hac vice)

  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem

Professional Affiliations

  • Collin County Bar Association

  • McKinney Bar Association

  • Dallas Bar Association

  • Super Lawyers Texas Rising Star, Texas Monthly 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Community Involvement

  • Anti-Defamation League - Board of Directors, Executive Committee

  • Grace to Change - Board of Directors

  • South Texas College of Law - Houston - Young Alumni Council

  • Pure Athlete Volleyball Club - Board of Directors/General Counsel

  • 2018 Candidate for US Congress (Primary/Runoff)

  • Leadership Plano Class 36

  • FBI Citizens Academy

  • FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association

Legal Publications & Presentations

  • Unshackling 5th Amendment Rights in Civil Cases CLE (November-December 2014)

  • South Texas College of Law - Alumni Ethics CLE: Panel Member (September 9, 2014)

  • 2011 Amendments to Texas Medical Board: An Overview (October 14, 2011)

  • The Employment Law Triumvirate (September 15, 2011)

  • The Sound of Inevitability: The Doctrine of Inevitable Disclosure of Trade Secrets Comes to Texas, Burton, Johnson and Burton, 43 Tex. J. Bus. L. 537 (Winter 2009)

  • Who We Really Are: On the Need for the United States to Adopt the European Paradigm for Identity Fraud Protection, Johnson, 15 Currents: Int’l Trade L.J. 123 (Winter 2006)

WHY I'M RUNNING

 

Most of Collin County's 1.1 million residents will never interact with the judicial system, and that's usually a good thing! Bur for those who do find themselves in court, it can be a stressful, expensive, and foreign experience. I'm running for this office because our courts must be a place of courtesy and efficiency. Republican judges have held every judicial seat in the county for over three decades - hardly indicative of balance in our justice system. It is time to elect judges with broad perspectives and a diversity of experiences and worldviews to ensure that every person who steps foot in the courthouse has a fair, unbiased chance to have their story heard and their case decided on the facts and law alone.

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7161 Bishop Road, Suite 220

Plano, Texas 75024

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