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Larry  W. Johnson


Architect & Engineer Defense
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Directors & Officers Litigation
Insurance Agent & Broker/Independent Adjuster Defense
Real Estate Professionals Defense (Agents, Home Inspectors, Surveyors)


The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
J.D., 1996, With Honors

Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
B.A., 1993


  • Texas, 1996
Larry W. Johnson
Tel: 214-220-5205
Fax: 214-220-5255
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Larry Johnson’s practice is focused on representing professionals in defense of claims in Texas state and federal courts as well as in arbitration proceedings. He provides a reasoned approach that avoids the “scorched earth” attitude in lieu of a more thoughtful balance of strategy and action. Larry’s clients seek his advice in claims for negligence, breach of contract, fraud and Deceptive Trade Practices violations. Having represented clients in an array of industries, Larry is particularly experienced in: 

  • Directors and officers liability
  • Insurance agents/brokers
  • Real estate and construction, including architects and engineers, surveyors, contractors, code consultants and inspectors
  • Mortgage brokers, real estate agents and title companies
  • Project owners and builders, municipalities, lenders, and franchisees/franchisors 


Representative Matters:

  • Successfully obtained a dismissal of a structural engineer from a lawsuit in Dallas County involving claims of negligence, fraud and conspiracy
  • Obtained complete dismissal of a lawsuit alleging claims of misappropriation of trade secrets, conversion, fraudulent transfer, conspiracy, and breach of fiduciary duty and claiming over $100,000,000 in damages against CMW’s clients.  CMW’s clients objected to the personal jurisdiction of Texas courts by filing a special appearance. The Dallas Court of Appeals held that there was neither specific nor general jurisdiction over the non-resident clients in Texas.  Northern Frac Proppants, II, LLC v. 2011 NF Holdings, LLC, No. 05-16-00319-CV, 2017 Tex. App. LEXIS 7100, *9-10 (Tex. App.—Dallas July 27, 2017, no pet.).
  • Successfully obtained dismissal of lawsuit against a mortgage broker where plaintiff asserted claims of fraud
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of real estate agency in lawsuit for claims of fraud and breach of contract
  • Successfully obtained dismissals of claims against real estate agents in suits claiming negligent misrepresentation, fraud and violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • Obtained favorable settlements of claims against architects and engineers in lawsuits claiming breach of contract for allegedly defective conditions at construction sites.
  • Obtained dismissal of lawsuit against civil engineer for negligence and construction defects
  • Obtained dismissal of lawsuit against lender for statutory and common law state and federal claims


  • Named Texas "Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters, 2004 - 2010


  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member