Ann Johnson

           Ann Johnson is from Houston, Texas; the youngest of Jake and the Honorable Carolyn Marks Johnson’s children.  She grew up in her family’s lawfirm where she learned the honor of being someone’s trial attorney.  She has experienced the awesome responsibility of standing in a courtroom and speaking for someone who is unable to speak for themselves.  She is proud and honored to be a trial lawyer.

           Ann is an experienced and exceptional trial lawyer.  She is a former Harris County Assistant District Attorney.  During her time as an Assistant District Attorney she handled thousands of cases among the Intake, Felony, Misdemeanor and Juvenile divisions.  In private practice, Ann has represented hundreds of citizens with Felony, Misdemeanor and Juvenile matters. Ann has more than 30 trials with an outstanding success rate.

           Ann is an experienced appellate attorney.  She is a former briefing attorney for The Honorable Leslie Brock Yates of The Fourteenth Court of Appeals.  In private practice, Ann has appealed cases to and argued before The First Court of Appeals and The Fourteenth Court of Appeals.  She argued before the Texas Supreme Court in 2010.

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EDUCATION:

           Ann Johnson has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Texas.  Her law degree is from South Texas College of Law.  Ann was one of Dean T. Gerald Treece’s most successful National Championship Advocates.  Dean Treece’s advocacy program at South Texas College of Law is nationally recognized and is the most successful advocacy program in the Nation with over 100 National Titles.  Among other awards, her team with Mark Junell and Robert Cowan won the Texas Bar State Moot Court Competition and brought home the 75th National Title for South Texas College of Law at the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition.  Ann received numerous speaker awards as a member of Dean Treece’s program.

           She is a recent proud and honored graduate of the nationally acclaimed Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College.  www.triallawyerscollege.com

TEACHING:

           Ann is an adjunct professor of law.  She teaches trial skills courses at South Texas College of Law, Mock Trial Litigation and Voir Dire and Jury Communication.

           Ann has recently been invited to be a Staff Member at Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College.

Gerry Spence and Ann Johnson at The Trial Lawyers College, July 2009

AMERICAN LEADERSHIP FORUM – HOUSTON

           Ann is a member of the American Leadership Forum Criminal Justice Fellows Program Class 2.  The American Leadership Forum Criminal Justice Fellows Program is designed to join and strengthen leaders involved in all aspects of criminal justice in the Greater Houston community.”

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ANN’S RESUME:

           The Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney
           The Fourteenth Court of Appeals, Briefing Attorney
                      for the Honorable Leslie Brock Yates
           Texas State Representative Craig Eiland, Legislative Assistant
           Texas State Representative Mike Martin, Legislative Assistant
           53rd Presidential Inaugural Committee, Office of Congressional Affairs
           Clinton/Gore 96, Special Assistant for Congressional Affairs
           The White House, Office of Legislative Affairs

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

           The Order of Barristers
           Dean’s Outstanding Student Advocate Award
           American Bar Association, Law Student Division National Vice Chair
           American Academy of Achievement
           Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Voice of Democracy State Champion
           Methodist Health Care Houston Marathon Finisher