Jody L. Johnson helps clients who want to avoid prolonged conflict, and create solutions for moving forward in a manner that is private and respectful of each other and their children. She is accomplished in the areas of Collaborative Practice and litigation with an emphasis on Collaborative Practice where she is able to utilize negotiation and problem-solving skills for the benefit of clients. Johnson is able to facilitate communication with clients to articulate their goals and true interests to develop a plan to generate solutions that meet those interests.
Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1988, Johnson has more than 100 hours of training in Collaborative Law. Due to her outstanding record in the legal profession, as well as a commitment to support the community at large, Johnson has been selected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation which provides funding to enhance the system of justice in Texas.
An “AV” rated attorney in the Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory, Johnson holds the highest rating for ethics and legal competence. Based on peer voting and independent research by Law & Politics, Johnson is a Texas Super Lawyer, a distinction limited to the top 5% of attorneys in the state, as well as named to the list of Top 50 Women Attorneys in Texas and Top 100 Attorneys in Dallas/Fort Worth.
Common law marriage claims — Have prevailed in two trials in which common law marriage claims were made against professional athletes
In Re: Hemard — Instituted lawsuit in federal court in Texas seeking the return of 9 year old child to Paris, France to her father under the Hague Treaty for the International Abduction of Children. Child was abducted by mother and had not had contact with father in over 2 years. Case went to final trial and federal judge ruled in favor of returning child to France