Brian Johnston

Brian Johnston

Springfield, Missouri

Brian was anti-bullying before anti-bullying was cool. One of his earliest childhood memories was a grade school teacher “assigning” him a younger student who came from a very poor family and was being bullied at school. Brian’s “assignment” was simply to spend time with the younger boy at recess, eat with him at lunch and basically befriend him in an effort to stop the bullying. Little did Brian know that this would shape his future personal life and professional life by charting his future career as a trial lawyer. “I don’t know what came of that young boy but I hope in that short time that I affected his life as positively as he affected mine.”

Brian believes his role as a trial lawyer is to stand up to corporate bullies and help those who can’t help themselves. Those who are suffering need to know there will be someone in their corner and that someone cares about them. With the successes and failures that he has had over the 22 years of trial practice he is most proud that he has always showed up and no matter the verdict the client knew they had someone who stood up for them.

“We understand the trust that you have placed in us to help you through what is likely the most difficult time in your life. We don’t take that lightly. We will have open, honest and frequent communication and try to help bring closure as effectively and efficiently as possible with the goal in mind of holding accountable those responsible for your harms. “

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Vehicular Accidents
  • Dangerous Premises

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1993
  • Missouri, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas


  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
    • J.D. - 1993
  • University of Kansas
    • B.S. - 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Taney County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Missouri Bar, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Jasper County Bar Association
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association


  • Phi Alpha Delta