Attorney Profile


Ron Johnson joined Touchstone Bernays in 1978. He has been a partner since 1983 and served as the firm’s managing partner from 2009-2019. His practice is devoted exclusively to litigation in both federal and state courts. He has tried over 100 cases in venues across the state including complex cases with high damage potential.

Areas of Practice

Products Liability
Professional Malpractice including medical, psychiatric, legal, insurance, accounting, and other professions
Premises and Security
Business and Commercial
Trucks and Equipment
Intellectual Property/Advertising Liability
Personal Injury

Representative Clients

American Fire Protection Group
API Group
Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Rogers O’Brien Construction Company
Turner Construction Company
Western World Insurance Group

Representative Cases

Successfully defended large gas filtration company in federal court in $58 million damage and injunction suit involving allegations of unfair competition, product misrepresentation, and interference with contract.
Successfully defended physician in a $6 million malpractice case involving alleged improper diagnosis of cancer.
Successfully defended warehouse operator in an injury case involving equipment operation and truck loading activities.
Successfully defended retailer in case involving allegations of false imprisonment and discrimination.
Successfully defended contractor in case involving scaffold failure.
Successfully defended nationwide retailer in $1,600,000 premises liability case.
Successfully defended accounting/auditing firm in $56,000,000 professional negligence case filed by State Board of Insurance as receiver for insolvent insurance company.
Successfully defended national retailer and jewelry importer in trademark infringement case seeking damages in excess of $50,000,000.

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)


University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX; J.D. 1978. Trinity University, San Antonio, TX; B.A. 1975; Major: Business Administration.


Texas, 1978;
U. S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1986;
United States Supreme Court, 1988;
United States District Courts for Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas.

Personal Information

Born 1953, Corpus Christi, Texas. Married to Sharon Johnson and has two daughters.

Honors & Awards

Continually selected to Best Lawyers in America every year since 2012.
D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas 2011.
Named by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the top fifteen business defense attorneys in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex for 2009.
Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2004-2023