- J.D., University of Chicago, 1973 Phi Beta Kappa. National Law Honor Scholarship
- B.A., Grinnell College, 1970 With Honors, Washington Semester Program
Admitted to Practice: Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and U.S. Court of Appeals (8th Circuit)
Johnston, Iowa"'The State of Regulatoy Affairs in Iowa and at the National Level,' or More Appropriately, 'What Just Happened & Where Are We Headed?'" Community Bankers of Iowa Annual Convention, Okoboji, Iowa
"Buying and Selling Banks - The Seven Year Itch & the Rules of Ten," Iowa Bankers Association Annual Convention, Des Moines, Iowa
"The Brave New World of Banking: Convergence or Collision?", Midwest Conference of Community Bankers, Beaver Creek, Colorado
"Ten Emerging Trends for Young Bankers," Iowa Independent Bankers, Leaders of Tomorrow Spring Conference, Des Moines, Iowa
Assistant Attorney General, Director of the Division of Administrative Law, 1979-85. General Counsel Iowa Superintendent of Banking and Iowa Department of Banking, 1979-85. Instructor-Lecturer, Summer Institute in Agricultural Law, Drake Law School, 1986. Instructor-Lecturer, School of Central Banking for Central and Eastern Europeans, Iowa State University, 1993, 1994. Lecturer, Bank Acquisitions, Iowa School of Banking, 1996-1997. Co-author of the Iowa Banking Law Guide for the Iowa Legal Research Guide (©2003). Counsel to Community Bankers of Iowa and Harland Financial Solutions (Iowa).