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Larry Johnson

Larry Johnson

Member

EMAIL

ljohnson@cobbmartinez.com

TEL

214-220-5205

FAX

214-220-5299

BIOGRAPHY

Larry Johnson focuses his practice on the defense of design professionals in state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings. He also provides contractual negotiation assistance for his clients, assisting them in managing future risk and providing early resolution of potential legal issues. Larry seeks a reasoned approach to litigation that balances strategy and action based on the individual claim and the client’s objectives.   

Biography

Larry Johnson focuses his practice on the defense of design professionals in state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings. He also provides contractual negotiation assistance for his clients, assisting them in managing future risk and providing early resolution of potential legal issues. Larry seeks a reasoned approach to litigation that balances strategy and action based on the individual claim and the client’s objectives.   

Practice Areas

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

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D., 1996, With Honors
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
    • B.A., 1993

Admissions

  • Texas, 1996

Experience

Larry represents clients in an array of design disciplines and is primarily retained by clients and liability carriers to defend claims of professional negligence. 

A representative sampling of his work includes:  

  • Obtaining a complete defense award in favor of a MEP Engineer Client after a two-week arbitration proceeding. This 10-party dispute arose out of the design and construction of condominium units located on the top floors of a hotel in Fort Worth, Texas, amid allegations that the HVAC and plumbing systems were defectively designed by the firm’s client.   
  • After a week-long trial in Travis County district court, securing a jury verdict finding no negligence on the part of the client, a major Texas civil engineering firm. 
  • Successfully obtaining a dismissal of a structural engineer from a lawsuit in Dallas County involving claims of negligence, fraud and conspiracy. 
  • Securing favorable settlements of claims against architects and engineers in lawsuits claiming breach of contract for allegedly defective conditions at construction sites. 
  • Obtaining dismissal of a lawsuit against a civil engineer alleging negligence and construction defects. 
  • Defending a multidistrict case involving claims against a director and officer in the oil and gas industry against claims of misappropriation of trade secrets, conversion, fraudulent transfer, conspiracy, and breach of fiduciary duty. The defense of this case included a two-week arbitration proceeding and was resolved prior to issuance of a Final Award. 
  • Gaining a complete dismissal of a lawsuit alleging claims of misappropriation of trade secrets, conversion, fraudulent transfer, conspiracy, and breach of fiduciary duty and claiming more than $100 million in damages.   

Awards & Honors

  • Named to the list of Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 20042010. 

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas 
  • Dallas Bar Association 
  • Texas Bar Foundation – Life Fellow
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel – Professional Liability Section Vice Chair 
  • Flood Claims Against Design Professional Don’t Hold Water – Beazley Webinar (7/19)