Andrea “AJ” Johnson, a director at the Firm, has been practicing in employment law and employment/commercial litigation for more than 30 years. She represents clients all over the nation, provides day-to-day advice on critical, time-sensitive business and employment matters, has tried numerous cases to successful verdict and/or to dispositive adjudication, and has arbitrated and enforced mandatory arbitration programs in several states.
AJ has a straight-forward approach. She seeks the most expedient and effective way to resolve matters and to find the best path forward for clients through prevention and training protocols, to avoid litigation entirely. She developed her approach from years of experience handling a variety of dockets in the areas of employment, general commercial, and national product liability law. In recent years, her practice has included learning about and providing advice to numerous oil and gas and energy services companies, among many other clients, on all issues touching employers and employees, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (overtime and class action litigation), noncompetes and nonsolicitation agreements, RIFs, WARN Act issues, 409A compliance, drug screening, general employee discipline and counseling issues, policies, leave rights and responsibilities, Texas state employment concerns, and all manner of compliance under Title VII, the ADEA, the FMLA, & ADA – among many other statutes.
Due to AJ’s determined and successful approach, she has had considerable favorable results in court over the years, including successfully defending and guiding companies through numerous overtime class actions and DOL audits, winning discrimination actions of first impression, obtaining one of the largest commercial verdicts in 2013 in Texas, obtaining a summary judgement invalidating a patent, and obtaining a complete defense verdict in a $54 million alleged slander suit in Galveston County (cited in the “Biggest Suits” section of Texas Lawyer).