Brigham Young University (Bachelor of Arts, 1971). University of Texas (Juris Doctor, with honors, 1974). Phi Delta Phi. Clerk, Lieutenant Governor's Citizens Conference on Ethics in Government, 1974.\r\nChairman, Legal Research Board, 1973-1974.
Member, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1981-1984.
Associate, Baker & Botts, Houston, 1974-1978; associate, Hewett, Johnson, Swanson & Barbee, Dallas, 1979-1981; owner, Coyt Randal Johnston, Dallas, 1981-1982; attorney, Davenport & Brown, Dallas, 1982-1984; shareholder, Johnston & Budner, Dallas, 1984-1997; founder, shareholder, Johnston & Tobey, Dallas, since 1997. Member Texas Board Legal Specialization, Austin, 1980-1983, member personal injury advisory commission, since 1990.
Dallas and American Bar Associations. State Bar of Texas. (Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization).
Married Sandra Susan Ramos, September 4, 1970 (divorced August 1993).