Nominations are now open!
The deadline for making your nomination is Friday, January 26, 2018.
Awarded annually since 1994 to an outstanding College member based on achievement or contribution to professionalism. A plaque is given to the recipient and a cash award of $1,000 is given to the Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation, or the law school of their choice, in the name of the award recipient. The award is named in honor of Jim D. Bowmer, of Temple, Texas, the originator of the idea of the State Bar College and a co-founder of the College.
Coyt Randal (Randy) Johnston
Johnston Tobey Baruch, PC, Dallas
Randy Johnston is the author of the book Robbed at Pen Point. He practices law with the firm of Johnston Tobey Baruch, PC in Dallas, Texas. He attended The University of Texas School of Law where he graduated with Honors in 1974. Mr. Johnston’s practice concentrates on legal malpractice, professional liability and fiduciary litigation. He is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Texas and Dallas Trial Lawyers Associations and the Texas Bar College. He is a former President of the Dallas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a former President of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association and is currently an adjunct professor of law at the UNT School of Law where he teaches Professional Responsibility.
The University of Texas School of Law, Juris Doctor with Honors
Honors: Chairman, Legal Research Board
Clerk, Lt. Governor’s Conference on Ethics in Government
Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Arts Degree
Honors: Track Scholarship (intermediate hurdles)
Associate Editor, Wye Magazine (campus literary publication)
President, English Circle (Club of English Majors)
Licensed by the State Bar of Texas and Federal Courts in Texas
Board Certified: Civil Trial Law, Tex. Bd. of Legal Specialization, 1981 – present
Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Member 1983-1985
Personal Injury Advisory Commission, 1993-2000
2016 “Trial Lawyer of the Year” from the Dallas Bar Association.
2016 “Champion of Justice Award” from Legal Aid of Northwest Texas.
2012, one of five to receive Texas Trial Legends Award from the Dallas Bar Association Tort & Insurance Practice Section
2010 “A Standing Ovation Award” from staff of State Bar: outstanding speaker at TexasBarCLE Programs.
Dallas Bar Association – Presidential Citation for fundraising for legal aid for the poor.
Texas Lawyer – “The Go To Guide” 2007, for Legal Malpractice in Texas
D Magazine – Best Lawyers in Dallas
Texas Monthly – Texas’ Super Lawyers
Richard L. Spencer, Houston
Hon. Patricia Alvarez, San Antonio
John G. Browning, Dallas
Robert Pelton, Houston
James Cooper, Houston
Paul N. Gold, Houston
Al Ellis, Dallas
Charles M. Wilson, III, Dallas
Hon. David E. Keltner, Fort Worth
Edward Lindsay, Houston
Mark W. Laney, Plainview
Dana D. Jacobson, San Antonio
Robert L. Meyers, Dallas
Robert H. Dawson, Midland
Claude E. Ducloux, Austin
Andrew S. Hanen, Houston
James H. (Blackie) Holmes III, Dallas
James E. Brill, Dallas
Broadus A. Spivey, Austin
Thomas H. Watkins, Austin
Eugene P. McGreal, Plano
Rosa J. Pace, Borger
Steven C. Laird, Dallas
Bernard O. Dow