Project Description

Zach Johnston, J.D.


Phone: 972-852-1714

Zach Johnston

Zach Johnston is an intellectual property and corporate attorney, representing clients throughout their business life cycle – from individuals and start-ups to multi-nationals.

Zach earned his J.D. (with honors) and an LL.M. in Intellectual Property from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. He received his B.B.A. in Finance with a Minor in Energy Technology and Management from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.

Before law school, Zach worked in finance and risk for a multi-national software company, gaining experience in capital financing, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. He chose to pursue law to help provide practical, business-minded solutions for innovative clients.

During law school, Zach received CALI Excellence Awards in Trademarks, Intellectual Property Licensing and Negotiations, Commercial Law, and Trial Advocacy. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the DePaul Journal of Art, Technology, and Intellectual Property law from 2019-20. Zach also competed in the International Trademark Association’s Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, where his team earned second place in the Midwest Regionals and placed in the top 10 at the 2019 National Finals.

Zach has clerked for multiple high-growth start-ups, providing support in digital media, marketing, and data privacy matters. He also worked as a law clerk for a renowned trademark and intellectual property litigation boutique in Chicago, and spent his final semester of law school working as a judicial extern to the Honorable Thomas M. Durkin, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

Bar Admissions and Licenses:

  • Supreme Court of Texas

Memberships and Committees:

  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Law Section
    • ABA Forum on Franchising
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Law Section
    • Entertainment, Art & Sports Law Section
    • Franchise Law & Distribution Section
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Member, International Trademark Association
    • Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Committee
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Volunteer Attorney, Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts