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Coyt Johnston is a trial lawyer who primarily focuses his practice on professional liability, involving lawyers, accountants, architects, and other professionals. He also represents clients in commercial business disputes of all sizes and nature.

Coyt is known as an exceptionally talented lawyer who combines next-level creativity with strong attention to detail and dogged pursuit of the best interests of his clients.

Representative Experience

Obtained a take nothing jury verdict for a lawyer and law firm after trial involving claims of legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, fraudulent inducement, and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practice Act.

Successfully defended a medical professional against salacious allegations along with exposing the lawsuit to be a complicated extortion scheme against the client.

Professional Recognition

Texas Super Lawyer

Listed for Professional Liability

Best Lawyers

Listed for Professional Liability


500 Leading Litigators in America

Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars

Listed for Professional Liability

Super Lawyers

Up-And-Coming 100

Related Services

Education, Admissions & Activities


SMU Dedman School of Law

J.D., 2008

University of Texas San Antonio

B.A., 2002
Political Science & Psychology

Bar Admissions



United States Supreme Court Bar


Court Admissions

United States District Court of Texas

Northern, Eastern, Southern

Professional and Community Activities

State Bar of Texas

Pattern Jury Charge Committee, 2020-2023; District 6 Grievance, Panel Vice Chair, 2023-current Committee