Betsy Johnson Shareholder
Ms. Johnson’s practice includes condemnation for pipelines, transportation and utilities, as well as real estate acquisition and conveyance, land use issues, administrative appeals, regulatory and general litigation, and judicial appeals. She has litigated permitting matters before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings, and the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. Ms. Johnson currently serves as Special Counsel for Alliance Regional Water Association pipeline project and she represents many of the Firm’s municipal clients.
Ms. Johnson joined the Firm after serving as Assistant Attorney General for the Texas Office of Attorney General (OAG) from 2005 – 2014 in the Transportation Division. Her practice there included eminent domain, contract procurement and negotiation, administrative hearings, sovereign immunity issues, appropriations disputes, judicial appeals and general litigation matters. Prior to the OAG, she was in private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii in the areas of construction and employment litigation, as well as corporate transactions.
Education & Admissions
J.D., William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, 1998 cum laude
B.A., Economics, University of Hawaii 1989
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
United States Court of Federal Claims
- State Bar of Texas
- Austin Bar Association