Wes Johnson is a Partner and co-founder of Johnson Reist PLLC. Wes has focused his practice on helping businesses and individuals in litigation and trial. He works closely with his clients to understand the specific goals and needs of each client to achieve the objective most beneficial to them throughout the litigation process.
Wes provides representation in catastrophic personal injuries, insurance litigation (first party and bad faith), construction claims, employee injury claims and claims involving interstate motor carriers. He handles matters for his clients before trial and appellate courts, arbitrators, and mediators. Licensed in both Texas and New Mexico, Wes works with clients to successfully gude them toward the result that is important to them throughout the litigation or arbitration process. In addition to his work at the courthouse, Wes has also helped draft and secure legislation favorable to client interests.
As a resident of Garland, Wes is active in the community, currently serving on the Garland ISD Education Foundation Board of Directors, Leadership Garland. In his spare time, Wes is interested in viticulture and the growing Texas wine industry, owning a small vineyard on the banks of the Red River in Montague County, Texas.
New Mexico, 2004
U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
Leadership Garland, Class XXXVII
Board of Directors, Garland ISD Educational Foundation (2017-present)
Board of Directors, TEXO, The Construction Association (2013-2015 Term)
Governmental Affairs Committee, TEXO, The Construction Association
Associated General Contractors of America/Texas Building Branch (AGC/TBB)
Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas (ABC of Texas)
Chancellor's Council, University of Texas System
Insurance Law Section, State Bar of Texas
Construction Law Section, State Bar of Texas
Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association
Dallas Bar Association
Construction Law Council, Dallas Bar Association (2013)
"The Right to Independent Counsel," 26th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 2019
"Understanding Sovereign Immunity," 14th Annual Construction Symposium, January 2019
"Sexual Misconduct Claims," 25th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 2018
"Contractor Liability for Injuries and Non-Delegable Duties," 13th Annual Construction Symposium, January 2018
"Key Issues in Texas UM/UIM Law," 24th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 2017
Exploring Property Damages and the "J" Exclusions," 23rd Annual Insurance Symposium, April 2016.
"Fraudulent Joinder of Adjusters," 22nd Annual Insurance Symposium, March 2015.
"The Economic Loss Rule Update," 10th Annual Construction Symposium, January 30, 2015.
"Revisiting the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Statute," 21st Annual Insurance Symposium, March 28, 2014.
"Worker's Compensation Coverage Litigation post-Ruttiger," Blue Goose Insurance Industry Forum, Irving, Texas, February 20, 2014
"Navigating Medical Records Law," Lorman Educational Services, Dallas, Texas, February 13, 2014.
"HR Considerations of U.S. v. Windsor and Aftermath for Defense of Marriage Act," TEXO Human Resources Forum, February 11, 2014.
"Navigating the Statute of Limitations in Texas", 9th Annual Cooper Scully Construction Symposium, Dallas, TX, January 31, 2014.
"Senate Bill 1567 - Named Driver Policies," Cooper & Scully Webinar Series, August 21, 2013.
"Choice of Law and Venue in Construction Contracts," 8th Annual Construction Symposium, Cityplace Conference Center, Dallas, TX, February 1, 2013.
"Subrogation Update," AAA Texas Insurance Seminar, Irving, TX, December 4, 2012.
"Understanding Texas Medical Records Law," Lorman Educational Services Medical Records Law Seminar, Ft. Worth, TX, October 30, 2012.
"Texas Mutual v. Ruttiger: The End of Aranda and Workers Compensation Bad Faith?," Cooper & Scully Webinar Series, August 2, 2012.
Certificates of Insurance and Senate Bill 425, 19th Annual Insurance Symposium, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, P.C., March 2012.
Sharyland Water; Reigning in the Economic Loss Rule, 5th Annual Construction Symposium, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, P.C., January 2012.
House Bill 2093 - Indemnity & Additional Insured Provisions - Webinar Presentation (September 2011).
Construction Accidents & the Right of Control, 5th Annual Construction Symposium, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, P.C., January 2010.
"Fringe" Insurance Issues, 2009 Transportation Seminar, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, P.C., June 2009.
Understanding Default, Termination, and Cure in Construction Matters, 4th Annual Construction Symposium, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, P.C., January 2009.
Post-Accident Drug Testing Under the FMCSR, 2008 Transportation Seminar, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, P.C., June 2008.
Revisiting the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Statute, 15th Annual Insurance Symposium, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, P.C., March 2008.
Understanding the Rights of Insureds in Insurance Coverage Disputes Involving Builders Risk and Commercial General Liability Policies, Wesley G. Johnson and Timothy Micah Dortch, 3rd Annual Construction Symposium, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, P.C., January 2008.