Russell Johnson

Russell Johnson

McGinnis Lochridge

Recognized since 2022

Austin, Texas

Practice Areas

Environmental Law

Water Law

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Russell has a multifaceted water law practice, with an emphasis on matters involving land use, water rights and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). His clients are generally landowners, industries, mineral owners and developers seeking to acquire, safeguard, develop or convey water resources. Russ advocates on their behalf before the courts, the Texas Legislature and administrative agencies.Navigating the rules and regulations imposed on landowners by governmental agencies can be a major challenge. Because Russ holds a B.A. in biology and chemistry, in addition to his law degree, he fully understands the technical and scientific complexities his clients face and can help them work more effectively towards achieving their goals.Over the years, Russ has participated extensively in legislation related to groundwater management. Prior to joining the firm, he represented a large municipal water system in a variety of matters, including legislative efforts to create the Edwards Aquifer Authority, modernize Texas water law with Senate Bill 1 (1997) and Senate Bill 2 (2001) and subsequent legislation related to groundwater management. He continues these efforts at each legislative session.

  • 1111 W. 6th, Bldg. B, Ste. 400
    Austin, TX 78703

McGinnis Lochridge
Headquarters: Austin, Texas

20 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

6 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Environmental Law
  • Water Law
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Government Relations Practice


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