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Marc Johnston is the owner and managing attorney of Johnston Law Firm, P.C. Attorney Johnston’s 15+ year legal career has been dedicated to representing individuals and their families who have been injured or killed by negligent drivers and corporations. His focus on trial law creates the backbone of the Johnston Law Firm — a firm that is ready to go the distance in seeking justice for its clients.


Mr. Johnston graduated, cum laude, from the Gonzaga University School of Law, where he participated in the following activities and received the following honors:

  • Executive Editor
    Gonzaga Journal of International Law
  • National Legal Writing Competition Winner (unanimous selection)
    Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of ABA
  • Presented
    Moot Court Oral Arguments in front of Washington Supreme Court (twice), Montana and Washington Federal District Courts, and Washington State Court of Appeals (twice)
  • Member
    National Moot Court Team
    2003-05 (Trained by current WA Supreme Court Justice)
  • National Student Director of the
    ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC)
  • Council
    Gonzaga Moot Court Honor 2003-05


Published Works

  • Focus Groups: Same Concept, Different Approach. Trial Lawyer (Fall, 2020)
  • A Creative & Humanistic Strategy for Defeating Intolerable ERISA Liens. Trial Lawyer (Summer, 2019)
  • Case Note, Bailey v. Lewis Farms: Cause of Action Against Prior Owner of Automobile for Failure to Maintain. Marc Johnston (October, 2007)
  • The Supreme Court’s New Take on Punitive Damages in State Farm v. Cambell: Criticism and Strategies for Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Navigating the New Rules, Marc A. Johnston, 39 TORT TRIAL AND INSURANCE PRACTICE L.J., 1093 (2004) (winner of Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section national writing competition)
  • The Illusion of Insurance, Client Briefing and Newsletter, Parsons Farnell & Grein, (Summer 2006).



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Marc A. Johnston - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Personal Injury - Oregon

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