Randy Johnston


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Robert Tobey


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Chad Baruch


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Johnston Tobey Baruch is a Dallas-based firm of Texas trial and appellate attorneys with a broad range of litigation experience. We are pioneers in the handling of legal malpractice, accounting malpractice, investment fraud and insurance bad faith matters. We also have an enviable track record with business disputes, commercial litigation and fiduciary litigation, as well as civil appeals, family appeals and criminal appeals, for many prominent Texas companies and individuals.


Randy Johnston Asks: When Clients Make Bad Decisions: What’s a Lawyer’s Duty?

Across Texas, lawyer Randy Johnston is recognized as a pioneer who specializes in legal ethics and the prosecution and defense of lawsuits related to claims of legal malpractice.  In a recent commentary, published in the Texas Lawbook, Johnston reveals that two of his most significant losses involved allegations that a lawyer failed to adequately discourage [...]

Chad Baruch’s Acclaimed Hip Hop Brief Featured in Texas Lawbook

The Texas Lawbook featured appellate lawyer Chad Baruch’s acclaimed “Hip Hop Brief” in its Litigation Roundup in a section that highlights the reversal of a murder conviction over “prejudicial” rap videos. The top criminal court in Texas recently issued a ruling that reversed a capital murder conviction for Larry Jean Hart, finding prosecutors were wrongly […]

Texas Supreme Court Allows Defamation Case Against Netflix to Move Ahead

Johnston Tobey’s Chad Baruch represents woman claiming defamation over ‘Dirty Money’ DALLAS – The Supreme Court of Texas has denied an attempt by video streaming company Netflix to end a defamation case brought by a Texas woman who claims she was harmed by a March 2020 episode of the Netflix television show “Dirty Money.” The […]

Johnston Tobey Baruch Earns Chambers USA Regional Honor

Johnston Tobey Baruch Earns Chambers USA Regional Honor

Firm honored for its expertise in litigation DALLAS – Trial and appellate firm Johnston Tobey Baruch is pleased to announce its selection to the Chambers USA Regional Spotlight: Texas. The firm was recognized among the best for dispute resolution in Dallas. “We are truly honored to be featured by Chambers USA,” said the firm’s managing […]

Randy Johnston Discusses Supreme Court Ethics in Look at Top Texas Legal Stories of 2023

 Randy Johnston offered his insights on the third-most impactful story in a countdown of the “Top 10 Texas Legal News for 2023” published in Texas Lawbook. Mr. Johnson discussed both the ethical concerns and practical concerns arising from revelations of extravagant gifts and other financial arrangements between Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and several […]

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Chad (Baruch) represented a customer of ours in an appeal of a detrimental jury verdict. Chad was excellent at recognizing the trial error and his brief on the issue was superb. Needless to say, the result was a reversal on appeal.
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Thomas E. Kirkland

President/CEO, TEKMAK Development
Randy is an excellent and engaging speaker, bringing years of real-world and practical experience to a deep knowledge of substantive legal issues affecting our profession. His unique interests, his willingness to tell it like it is, and his contagious passion for the practice of law, brings character to any discussion
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Mark Waite

Houston Corporate Attorney
Randy (Johnston) knows exactly which buttons to push to get the best results for his clients. He is a straight shooter, a wise counselor and a formidable adversary in the courtroom.
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Paul Koning

Hughes Luce

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All attorneys are currently recognized among the Best Lawyers in America for 2023 by BL Rankings.
All attorneys are also currently recognized as 2022 Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters.

Lawyer of the Year:
Randy Johnston, Legal Malpractice Law (2023), Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions (2023), Robert Tobey, Legal Malpractice Law (2023),
Chad Baruch, Appellate Practice (2020) by Best Lawyers/BL Rankings.

Best Law Firms:
Tier 1 ranking by U.S. News and World Report (2015-2023);

Best Lawyers in Dallas:
Randy Johnston, Robert Tobey, Chad Baruch (2015-2022) by D Magazine;

Texas Super Lawyers:
Randy Johnston (2003-2022), Robert Tobey (2003-2022), Chad Baruch (2011-2022) by Thomson Reuters;

Best Lawyers in America:
Randy Johnston (2013-2023), Robert Tobey (2013-2023), Chad Baruch (2016-2023) by BL Rankings.


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