Winstead’s David Johnson Named Managing Shareholder of Fort Worth Office


Fort Worth, TX - Jan 23, 2012 – Shareholder David Fowler Johnson has been named managing shareholder of Winstead PC’s Fort Worth Office. Johnson will be taking the reins from G. Thomas (Tommy) Boswell, who led the Fort Worth office as managing shareholder for over ten years. Boswell will resume representing Winstead clients in Fort Worth on a full-time basis and he will continue serving as a board member for Fort Worth organizations such as Cook Children's Medical Center and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

“We appreciate David taking on this new role and Tommy working with David to facilitate a seamless transition of leadership in Winstead’s Fort Worth office,” said Kevin Sullivan, Winstead’s CEO and chairman. “Our Fort Worth office has grown and improved substantially in recent years and Tommy and David have both been a big part of our success. Many of our attorneys have called Fort Worth home for generations, and we are proud of the fact that they serve on the boards and committees of prestigious Fort Worth organizations and understand Fort Worth’s business community.”

In 2011, Winstead more than doubled the size of the Fort Worth Office from six attorneys to 15. This growth was the result of a targeted strategy, led by Johnson, to hire attorneys with experience in several key areas that are both strengths of Winstead and the Fort Worth business community. The firm takes a full service approach to clients, and Winstead's expertise and involvement in the financial services, real estate and energy industries give the firm ideal capabilities to serve clients in Fort Worth.

Winstead’s Fort Worth attorneys assist clients in various areas of law, including corporate and securities, commercial and appellate litigation, banking transactions, real estate, construction, energy litigation and transactions, closely held entities, and estate planning and probate. Winstead’s Tarrant County clients include Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Cook Children's Health Care System, JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A., Colonial Savings F.A., Comerica Bank, and Radiology Associates of Tarrant County, P.A.

Johnson is certified in Civil Trial Law, Civil Appellate Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. When obtained, he was the youngest attorney in Texas to achieve this triple certification. Out of more than 84,000 attorneys in Texas, Johnson is one of less than 20 with this triple certification. Johnson is licensed and has practiced in the U.S. Supreme Court; the Fifth, Seventh, and Eleventh Federal Circuits; the Federal District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas; the Texas Supreme Court and various Texas intermediate appellate courts.

A prolific writer and speaker, Johnson has authored over 25 legal articles and has presented at over 60 legal education courses on both trial and appellate issues. His articles have been cited as authority by the Texas Supreme Court (twice), and the Texas Courts of Appeals located in Waco, Amarillo, Texarkana, Beaumont, Tyler, and Houston, as well as a federal district court, and many other legal commentators.

Johnson is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, the Tarrant County Bar Association, the College of the State Bar of Texas, and the Counsel of Appellate Lawyers. He received his J. D. from Baylor Law School, magna cum laude, and a B.B.A. in accounting from Baylor University.

Winstead is among the largest business law firms in Texas. Winstead attorneys and consultants serve as trusted advisors to mid-market and large businesses, providing a core range of legal services that are critical to their operation and success. From its well-known reputation in real estate and financial services to its corporate and high-stakes litigation practice, Winstead delivers practical knowledge and responsive service. And it's all backed by a "get-it-done" attitude. Winstead has offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and The Woodlands, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. For detailed information about Winstead, visit

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