Roland Johnson is a proven leader in the Texas legal community. A former president of the State Bar of Texas, he has been repeatedly honored for his professionalism and legal knowledge, and is often asked to speak on ethics, professionalism, arbitration, and leadership issues.

Roland’s experience benefits his clients and the community in their quest for justice in commercial litigation, arbitrations, and legal malpractice arenas. In 2018, Roland was in the Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers list for Texas, a Thompson Reuters service published in Texas Monthly magazine.

Roland is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, a member of American Board of Trial Advocates, a member of the American Law Institute, board member of Texas Access to Justice Foundation and commissioner to Texas Access to Justice Commission. But perhaps most importantly, he has served as Swine Barn Superintendent for the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show since 1998.

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1979
  • Baylor University – B.S., magna cum laude, 1976

Additional Highlights

  • Board-Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Member, American Arbitration Association's Commercial and Large /Complex Cases and Commercial Panels, American Arbitration Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Association – President (2001-2002); Professionalism Award (2004)
  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law – Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award (2005)
  • Honorary Serjeant’s Inn of Dallas – Fort Worth Inn of Court
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • State Bar of Texas Michael J. Crowley Award (2011)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®  by BL Rankings - (2010-2020) for work in practice areas of Bet-the Company Litigation or Commercial Litigation
  • Listed in Texas Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters service published in Texas Monthly (2003-present)
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court – President (2007-2008)
  • Texas Bar Foundation – Sustaining Life Fellow, Board Member (2011-2015)
  • Member, Texas Access to Justice Legislative Committee
  • American Bar Association Working Group on Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants - Member
  • The Board of Disciplinary Appeals – Board Member (2013-2019)
  • Judicial Committee on Information Technology – Liaison Member
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas – Board Member (2015-2019). Treasurer (2019-2020)
  • Tarrant County Bar Foundation – Chair (2013), Charter Fellow, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • Life Fellow of American Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow of ABOTA Foundation
  • Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism – Board Member (2007-2008)
  • State Bar of Texas – Chair, Professionalism Committee (2007-2008)
  • State Bar of Texas – Board of Directors (2003-2006); Outstanding Third Year Director (2006)
  • State Bar of Texas – Co-Chair of State Bar of Texas Pro Bono Workgroup
  • Texas A&M University School of Law – Member, Dean’s Advisory Council
  • State Bar of Texas Redistricting Task Force – Chair (2011-2012)
  • Power Lawyer by Fort Worth Business Press (2008)
  • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • President, Baylor Alumni Association (2011–2012)
  • Commissioner, Fort Worth Civil Service Commission (1990–1999); Chair (1994–1999)
  • Board Member, Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show
  • Longhorn Council - Boy Scouts of America - Law "Good Scout" Award - 2019

Speeches & Presentations

  • “Schooled by the Board of Disciplinary Appeals,” TADC – Fort Worth CLE (2-27-19)
  • “Ethics,” Tarrant County Bar Association, Brown Bag Seminary Series (9-27-19)
  • “Access to Justice,” State Bar of Texas Guide to Ethics for New Attorneys (11-8-19)
  • “Access to Justice,” Texas A&M University Law School Professional Responsibility Class (11-20-19)