H. Alston Johnson III

H. Alston Johnson III


Phelps Dunbar LLP

Recognized since 2007

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Appellate Practice
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Alston Johnson practices in the area of litigation, particularly at the appellate level and with particular emphasis in the areas of tort litigation, insurance coverage and litigation, and administrative law. He has extensive experience in legislative and regulatory and governmental matters and has represented numerous public entities in both counseling and litigation capacities.

Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar in 1984, Mr. Johnson was a member of the full-time law faculty at the Hebert Law Center of Louisiana State University for 12 years. He continued to serve an as an adjunct member of that faculty from 1984-2011. When he took senior partner status with the firm in early 2012, he taught full-time again on that faculty until the end of the spring semester of 2013, when he reverted to his prior adjunct status. He currently teaches courses in Federal Courts and Conflict of Laws, and has previously taught courses in Torts, Insurance, Louisiana Civil Procedure and Louisiana's civil law subjects.

Mr. Johnson maintains an active professional relationship with the firm, focusing on selected appellate work and supervisory writ practice.

Location

  • II City Plaza, Suite 1100
    400 Convention Street
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5618

Education

  • Georgetown University, AB, graduated 1967

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, Louisiana State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Law Institute - Emeritus Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel - Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association - Member

Phelps Dunbar LLP
Headquarters: New Orleans, Louisiana

158 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

43 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Best Law Firms Badge Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Appellate Practice

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Baton Rouge (2021)
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Baton Rouge (2019)
  • Appellate Practice, Baton Rouge (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation Distinguished Attorney Award (2005)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award, LSBA (2005)
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association President's Award (2001)

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