November 13, 2013
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Leanne Johnson of Beaumont as justice of the Ninth Court of Appeals for a term to expire at the next general election.
Johnson is senior partner with Orgain, Bell and Tucker LLP. She is admitted to practice law in Texas and Arkansas, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District courts for the Eastern and Southern districts of Texas, and is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Arkansas Bar Association and the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. She is a member and past board member of the Jefferson County Bar Association, and a past member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel. She is also a board member of the Boy Scouts of America Three Rivers Council and the Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program, and a volunteer for the Beaumont Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic.
Johnson received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Arkansas University and a law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law.