Who We Are

Derek A. Johnson,

I enjoy working with my clients to help them find practical solutions to their legal problems. In addition to having almost 20 years of legal experience, I have had the opportunity on a few occasions to be the “client.” My experiences in working with attorneys as their client has given me unique insights to better understand and work with my own clients. As a result of my experiences as the client, I strive to provide a high quality of service in an efficient manner.

I rely not only on my legal experience in consulting with clients, but also, my personal experiences in investing and participating in multiple partnerships and business ventures. I have also dealt with and overcome personal and family struggles, which has better equipped me to help guide my clients through their own personal struggles with their legal problems.

I value honesty and integrity in my client relationships. Honesty and integrity are the foundations for establishing credibility, which is a must have not only in litigation matters but also in negotiations.

After graduating Livingston High School, I attended college at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. After receiving my juris doctorate degree from Samfordʼs Cumberland School of Law, I went on the University of Houston law center to receive my masterʼs of laws (LL.M.) in taxation. After being sworn in to practice law by the Hon. Hal Cobb, in April 2002, I started practicing law.

I consult with and represent clients in many different areas of the law. One of my primary practice areas is real estate law. I have successfully helped clients with negotiations, drafting documents, and even representation in litigation in all areas of the real estate, both residential and commercial. In addition, as part of my real estate practice I also represent parties in construction matters. Whether it is negotiating new contracts, or dealing with construction defects and disputes, I can help you with all of your construction related needs. Over the years I have also counseled and helped many clients with their estate planning and probate needs. My practice also includes representing clients in all areas of business and corporate law, including taxation.

Over the years, I have successfully represented and assisted clients in all facets of litigation from the demand process through trial to successful appeals.