B.A., Wesleyan University; LL.B., Duke University
In 1978, after 16 years in private practice, Professor Johnston resigned his partnership in the law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and joined the law faculty at the University of Kentucky. He then taught at Washington University in St. Louis before joining the Law School in 1987. His research and teaching interests include property, trusts and estates, and legal ethics. As a result of his teaching, scholarship, and years in private practice, Professor Johnston has served as an expert witness in numerous cases involving legal ethics and malpractice issues. He has written many articles on legal malpractice, ethics, and estate planning and has been a frequent speaker at national conferences.