Jeffrey S. Johnson

Founder and Dallas / Fort Worth Attorney

Family Law Attorney Jeff Johnson

Johnson, Loyd & Schmitz
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Phone: 817-576-6537 Email: Email

Jeff Johnson graduated with honors from Washington State University with a BA in International Business, and then went on to graduate with honors from one of the top ranked law schools in the United States, The University of Oregon.  Jeff has over thirteen years of experience practicing law in both Washington & Texas and has numerous local and national awards, including having been ranked as one of the Top 100 Family Lawyers Under 40 in the United States, as well as having been ranked as one of the Top Attorneys in Fort Worth for three consecutive years.  Jeff is a dynamic trial lawyer who practices Family Law, Civil Litigation and handles Appellate Cases. Jeff has handled hundreds of cases involving religious cults, child sexual abuse, waste claims in divorces, child support for disabled adult children, challenges to jurisdiction, shareholder derivative actions, military divorces, asset valuation, contract interpretation, division of property involving closely-held businesses, and many other difficult issues.

Jeff seeks out complex litigation that requires his expert analysis, his multifaceted and forward-thinking strategies and his proven trial philosophy. Jeff determines his client’s long term goals and then works to develop a flexible strategy that can adapt to the ever-changing landscape of each trial. Where other lawyers often create a rigid strategy and try to force the facts to fit their plan, Jeff steadfastly believes that the best way to win is to mold the strategy around the facts and to assemble those facts into a case theory that leads the judge or jury directly to the right conclusion. Utilizing this methodology he advocates for his client’s goals in both the courtroom or in a written appellate brief.

Beyond his solid education and law practice, Jeff has invaluable business acumen and cultural insight. Jeff has twice lived and worked overseas, immersed in non-English speaking countries. Jeff jointly owned a wine importing company that did business in 46 states and 6 countries, honing his ability to coordinate people and resources. Jeff learned the ins and outs of corporate management teamwork from some of the top minds in the sports industry when he spent 4 years working in the National Basketball Association’s Indiana Pacers and Dallas Mavericks organizations. It is advantageous to have an attorney that understands and respects both how a business functions and what it takes to run a successful organization.

Jeff’s passion for the wine industry has never waned; he acts as a marketing, management and legal consultant for several wineries. When he is not practicing law, Jeff spends time with his two rescue dogs, travels with friends, teaches wine classes and reads historical non-fiction.

If you have a complex legal issue that demands an exceptional lawyer whose diversified background will ensure the best outcome, call Jeff today.

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Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2013
  • Washington, 2005

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon
    • J.D., 2004
  • Washington State University Honors College, Pullman, Washington
    • B.A., 2000,Major: International Business

Honors and Awards

  • “Top 100 Family Lawyers in America Under 40”, The National Advocates, 2016
  • “Nation’s Top 1% of Attorneys”, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015, 2016
  • “Top Attorneys in Fort Worth”, Fort Worth Magazine, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018
  • “Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in North Texas”, National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
  • “Best in Family Law Litigation – Texas”, Corporate America’s Legal Elite, 2015
  • “Top Attorneys in North America”, Global Directory of Who’s Who, 2015
  • “Clients’ Choice Award”, AVVO, 2013
  • “10/10 Rating”, AVVO

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Family Bar Association
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • Texas Family Law Foundation

Past Employment Positions

  • Widner Family Law Group, Chief Operating Officer, 2011 – 2013
  • Dallas Mavericks – Development League Affiliate, Franchise Consultant, 2010 – 2011
  • Indiana Pacers – Development League Affiliate, VP – Sales and Marketing, 2007 – 2010
  • Pangaea Wine Group, VP – Sales and Marketing, 2006 – 2007
  • Lukins & Annis, PS, Associate Attorney, 2004 – 2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • Youth Soccer Coach, 2014 – Present
  • Youth Football Coach, 2008 – 2010
  • Franklin Group Think Tank, 2012 – Present

Languages

  • French