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Phone: (817) 870-8765

777 Main Street, Suite 1800

Fort Worth, TX 76102

Roland Johnson



Current Employer:

Harris Finley & Bogle PC

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Banking & finance ✔ Commercial/Business
✔ Condominiums ✔ Contract Disputes
✔ EEOC ✔ Employment
✔ Energy including oil and gas ✔ Executive Compensation
✔ Family Businesses ✔ Health Care
✔ Insurance ✔ Intellectual Property
✔ Joint Ventures ✔ Landlord/Tenant
✔ Legal Malpractice ✔ Non-profit Organizations
✔ Partnerships ✔ Premises Liability
✔ Probate ✔ Professional Fees
✔ Professional Liability ✔ Professional Malpractice
✔ Professional Negligence ✔ Real Estate
✔ Securities ✔ Shareholder Disputes
✔ Title Disputes ✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes
✔ Trusts/Estates


Civil Litigation practice for 41 years – Extensive litigation in commercial, professional (legal) liability defense, and arbitration-related matters. Board Certified in Civil Trial Law. Texas Wesleyan University School of Law – Adjunct Professor (Practice Management, Ethical Lawyering) (2001-2008)

Work History:

Harris Finley & Bogle, P.C. (since 1982)


AAA Vacatur and Enforcement of Arbitration Awards, 2016; AAA Top Techniques for Improving Arbitration Case Management Efficiency, 2015; AAA Developments in Arbitration Law: Testing the Boundaries of Court Intervention 2015; AAA, : Optimize Your Arbitration! Understanding the Role of the Proactive Arbitrator 2014; AAA Webinar, Arbitrator Boundaries: What are the Limits of Arbitrator Authority, 2013; State Bar of Texas, TexasBarCLE, Transforming Distressed Systems // Credentialing Standards: A Look Across // Recent Developments in Texas ADR // College of Commercial Arbitrators Protocols for Expeditious & Cost Effective Commercial Arbitration, 2012; State Bar of Texas, TexasBarCLE, Arbitration of Attorney/Client Disputes, 2011; AAA Webinar, Arbitrator Boundaries: What are the Limits of Arbitrator Authority? 2010; AAA, Efficient ADR - Saving the Client's Money Through Technology and Common Sense, 2010; AAA, ADR Strategies That Save Time and Money, 2010; Tarrant County Bar Association, Fort Worth Arbitration Roundtable, 2009; Texas Bar CLE, ADR Case Law Update/Legislative Update/ADR Panel Discussion, 2008; Texas Bar CLE, Arbitration: A Road Map, 2008; Texas Bar CLE, Arbitration and the Vanishing Jury Trial, 2008; Whitaker Chalk, Arbitration Roundtable, 2007; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005), 2006; AAA Arbitrator Ethics and Disclosure (ACE003), 2005; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2004; AAA, Trends in ADR Workshop, 2003; AAA, Developments in International ADR Workshop, 2002; AAA Arbitrator Update 2001; AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training, 2001; Neutrals Roundtable for Dallas Area Neutrals, 1999; AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 1998; AAA Introductory Arbitrator Training Workshop, 1995.


Admitted to the Bar: Texas (1979) 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


Tarrant County Bar Association Professionalism Award (2004) Texas Wesleyan University School of Law – Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award (2005) State Bar of Texas Michael J. Crowley Award (2011) Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® - (2009-2016) for work in practice areas of Bet-the Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation Listed in Texas Super Lawyers, by Thompson Reuter’s Texas Monthly (2003-present)


American Arbitration Association – Commercial Case Panel (1993-present); Large Complex Case Panel (2003-present)


State Bar of Texas – President (2009-2010) The American Law Institute American Board of Trial Advocates Fellow – College of Commercial Arbitrators Tarrant County Bar Association – President (2001-2002) Honorary Serjeant’s Inn of Dallas – Fort Worth Inn of Court Texas Association of Defense Counsel Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court – President (2007-2008) Texas Access to Justice Commission, Board Member Texas Bar Foundation – Sustaining Life Fellow, Board Member (2011-2015) Texas Access to Justice Foundation – Board Member (2011-2017) Member, Texas Access to Justice Legislative Committee American Bar Association Working Group on Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants The Board of Disciplinary Appeals – Board Member (2013-2019) Judicial Committee on Information Technology – Member (2011-2017) The College of the State Bar of Texas – Board Member (2015-2019) Tarrant County Bar Foundation – Chair (2013), Charter Fellow, Sustaining Life Fellow Life Fellow of American Bar Foundation State Bar of Texas – Board of Directors (2003-2006); Outstanding Third Year Director (2006) Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism – Board Member (2007-2008) State Bar of Texas – Chair, Professionalism Committee (2007-2008) 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)


Baylor University – B.S., magna cum laude, 1976; J.D., cum laude, 1979 Baylor Law Review, Associate Editor


9-24-13: “Not Quite Dallas” presented to the Dallas Women Lawyers Association 4-16-14: “Arbitration Panel” presented to the Business Litigation Section of the Tarrant County Bar Association 6-17-14: Speech presented to the Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association 9-12-14: Speech presented to the Texas A&M University School of Law 1L Professionalism Retreat 10-16-14: “Retiring or Closing Your Office” presented to the Tarrant County Bar Association 2-27-15: “Strategies in Arbitration presented at the SBOT 2015 Advanced Trial Strategies Course 4-30-15: Keynote Address at “Reconsidering Access to Justice” Conference sponsored by Texas A&M University School of Law 6-18-15: “Ethics and Professionalism in a Changing Legal Landscape” co-presented at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 7-16-15: “How Do You Win an Arbitration” co-presented at the State Bar College Summer School 2015 Program 9-10-15: “What Should I Do in Arbitration and What Do I Do if I Don’t Like the Result” co-presented at the SBOT Business Disputes Court 2015 Seminar 1-22-16: “Leadership for Social Change” presented to Baylor Law School’s Leadership Class 2-19-16: “Arbitration Trends: What’s Happening Now” co-presented at the SBOT 2016 Advanced Trial Strategies CLE 2-19-16: Keynote Speaker at Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas, Inc.’s Annual Awards Banquet 3-3-16: Speaker at LeadershipSBOT 6-16-16: Speaker at State Bar of Texas Annual Meetings panel on Poverty Law 6-22-16: “Taking Control of Arbitration to Provide Greater Value and Efficiency” presented at the Tarrant County Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Luncheon 7-16-16: “Update: State Bar of Texas” presented at State Bar College Summer School 2016 9-16-16: “How to Win at Arbitration in a Consumer Case” presented to the State Bar of Texas Advanced Consumer & Commercial Law Course 9-23-16: Speaker on arbitration at Texas Association of Defense Counsel’s annual meeting 12-1-16: “One Six Pack to Go: Six Cases You Need to Know” presented to the State Bar of Texas 11th Annual Fiduciary Litigation Course 1-6-17: “Fiduciary Litigation Update – Six Cases You Need to Know” presented to the Denton County Bar Association Monthly Meeting 6-22-17: “Resources for Attorneys Working with Low Income Clients” presented to the Poverty Law Section at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas 7-14-17: “Arbitration: How Preparing for an Arbitration is Different Than Preparing for Trial – Including Discovery” presented to the Texas Bar College Summer School in Galveston, Texas


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