Ryan C. Johnson

Ryan C. Johnson

Founding Partner
Location:
Waco, Texas
Phone:
254-633-3011
Fax:
866-627-3509
Email:

Ryan Johnson is a founding partner of Johnson Hobbs Squires.   He has broad experience representing businesses and individuals on commercial and business litigation and arbitration as well as product liability matters.  Ryan has successfully prosecuted claims involving serious personal injury, wrongful death, merger and acquisition agreements, violations of non-competition agreements, trademark and trade-secret disputes, employment discrimination disputes, product liability, securities claims and inverse condemnation.

Ryan was recently selected by his colleagues as a Texas Super Lawyer "Rising Star", a Thomson Reuters Service, in Texas Monthly magazine for the years 2013, 2014 and 2015 and as a Texas Super Lawyer for the years 2016 and 2017 in recognition of his advocacy on behalf of clients in personal injury and product liability cases.  

Ryan graduated second in his law school commencement class and has subsequently served as an adjunct professor at Baylor Law School where he has taught classes on arbitration.  Prior to joining the Firm, he was formerly employed as an engineering consultant for Compaq Computer Corporation and Hewlett-Packard in Houston, Texas.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Arbitration
  • Serious Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. magna cum laude
    • Honors: Second in his law school commencement class
    • Law Review: Baylor Law Review, Asst. Senior Articles Editor
  • Texas A&M University
    • B.S.
    • Major: Industrial Engineering

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct professor at Baylor Law School

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer – Rising Star by Texas Monthly Magazine, a Thompson Reuters Service, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • State Bar of Texas, Recipient of Presidential Citation for Pro Bono Work, 2008
  • Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, a Thompson Reuters Service, 2016 and 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Bar Foundation
  • Oklahoma Young Lawyers Division
  • American Bar Association
  • Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association
  • Judge Abner V. McCall Inn of the Court, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Compaq Computer Corporation, Engineering Consultant
  • Hewlett-Packard, Engineering Consultant

Pro Bono Activities

  • Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Waco Class XXII
  • K-Life Ministries, Waco Board of Directors
  • Midway Little League, Board of Directors, Public Relations Officer
  • First United Methodist Church