Entertainment, Sports, Intellectural Property, Trademarks

Deborah E. Johnson is a seasoned attorney from the Dallas area. Post law school, Ms. Johnson worked 8 years in federal service at the U.S. Small Business Administration. She now practices law from the Law Office of Deborah E. Johnson, Esq. Her practice includes a focus on entertainment and sports law issues, dealing heavily in transactional law, contract review and negotiation, and artist representation. Born a Texas girl, Ms. Johnson attended Texas Tech University, majoring in dance and psychology. Years later, Ms. Johnson forewent her Bachelor in Dance & Performing Arts, for a degree in Psychology with the hopes of attending law school. Completely inspired by attorneys in her path, she achieved that dream in 2005 when she graduated from Texas A&M School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, as well as the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Johnson’s experience includes commercial litigation, construction law, compliance specialist, real estate law, including contract review & negotiations, as well as Attorney Ad Litem for children removed from their home by Child Protective Services. Ms. Johnson additionally serves as In-House Counsel for her husband’s company, Nechemya Construction Solutions, LLC. Her most recent achievement was being hired at Tarrant County College to teach Texas Government. It has been a dream come true to teach on the college level and educate the next generation. In 2014, Ms. Johnson also served the Texas Education Agency as an Independent Hearing Examiner, which is similar to an ALJ. Ms. Johnson is a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She is active in her church, Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, and plans to attend a mission trip in the next year. In her former church, Ms. Johnson served 3 years on the platform worship team and led the College & Career class alongside her husband. Ms. Johnson currently represents vocal artists, musicians, producers, actors/actresses, models, authors, public figures, celebrities, professional athletes, reality TV personalities, and others in the entertainment and sports industries who are at varied levels in their careers.

Bar Admissions

  • 2005 State Bar of Texas
  • 2011 U.S. Supreme Court

Education

Texas Tech University, 2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79409
BA - Bachelor of Arts - 1999
Texas A&M University School of Law, 1515 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
JD - Juris Doctor - 2005

Career Highlights

  • 2015 State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College Award
Legal Resources
10 Common Pitfalls Every Author should know about Self-Publishing
February 24, 2018 - Deborah Johnson

In this digital age, many authors are choosing to self-publish. While self-publishing opens the door of opportunity that many authors would never receive using the traditional publishing method, there are several pitfalls to self-publishing contracts that book authors should be aware of when seeking out services that will allow the author to authentically “self-publish.”

5 Things an Indie Artist should know about Entertainment Law
February 24, 2018 - Deborah Johnson

Written by Deborah E. Johnson, Esq. www.entertainmentlawyerjohnson.com

How To Survive Law School
February 24, 2018 - Deborah Johnson

I am often asked how I survived law school. I can tell you, it wasn’t easy. I was not your traditional single, just-graduated-from-college, mid-20s student. I was 30, married, with 2 children. But here’s the secret...

Department of Justice v. BMI
February 24, 2018 - Deborah Johnson

The Songwriting Saga Continues. Featured in Lawyer’d Magazine, First Edition

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