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Phone: (817) 870-8765

777 Main Street, Suite 1800

Fort Worth, TX 76102

Roland Johnson

Profession:

Attorney

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

Experience:

Civil Litigation practice for 39 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)

Training:

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.

License:

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

Awards:

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)

Panels:

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

Associations:

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)

Education:

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

Publications:

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

Miscellaneous:

Swine Barn Superintendent: Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

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