DALLAS— Margaret A. “Meg” Johnson, whose practice focuses on equine, farm and ranch liability and products litigation, has been named a member of The American College of Equine Attorneys.
The College elects as members attorneys who “exhibit a requisite degree of equine experience”. Johnson is past president of the North Texas Eventing Association, served as a national examiner, mentor, clinician and graduate instructor for mounted and un-mounted educational programs through United States Pony Club , and was a scholarship athlete and member of the Auburn University equestrian team as an undergraduate.
During her legal career, major equine-related cases in which she has been involved include a multi-million dollar claim by various race horse syndicate shareholders against a barn owner arising out of barn fire and a personal injury lawsuit against saddle manufacturer. She is familiar with the purchase and sale of elite competition horses, application of Texas Equine Activities Liability Act, quarantine issues, contract negotiations and protection of trademarks.
The College promotes and participates in continuing legal education opportunities, assists development of model legislation, rules and regulations, acts as a legal resource for parties promoting legislative initiatives, and promotes ethical practices among equine counsel. It provides a panel of mediators and arbitrators, recognizes professional achievement and is a referral network for lawyers about industry professionals including expert witnesses, appraisers, bloodstock agents, and others.