Supreme Court

State Bar Says Farewell to Justice Phil Johnson 


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Flanked by Texas Bar Executive Director Trey Apffel and Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht – and, as always by his side, his wife, Carla – Justice Phil Johnson said his goodbye to Texas lawyers, his former colleagues and other judges and friends Wednesday in a crowded reception at the Texas Law Center.

Chief Justice Hecht presented Justice Johnson with a silver tray with the inscription:

"Justice Phil Johnson

"Presented in appreciation for his distinguished service  on the Texas Supreme Court/2005 – 2018
"always leaving the law better than he found it."