Johnson, William

William E. Johnson

Attorney at Law


William E. Johnson is an attorney at the Julian Firm and his practice primarily focuses on all matters in family law including child custody, property division, adoption, pre-marital agreements, post-marital agreements, child welfare, mediation, and CPS cases. His practice also includes probate, wills, and criminal defense.

History and Experience in Family Law

William began his career as an Assistant District Attorney. During his time as a prosecutor, William prosecuted criminal, mental health, and CPS cases. William has spent the past three years prosecuting CPS cases to protect the most vulnerable in our society. William quickly rose through the ranks of the Denton County District Attorney’s Office and became one the youngest family law attorneys to ever hold that position in his office. Before William left the DA’s Office, William was one of the few specialty court prosecutors in the office. He was a specialty prosecutor in Denton County’s Family Drug Court Program. William tried hundreds of trials and contested hearings during his time as a prosecutor. William’s experience in the courtroom, and knowledge of not only the law but also the “legal climate”, is unparalleled amongst his peers.

It is William’s goal to achieve a result for his client that not only protects their interests in the “now,” but also protects their interests in the future. He works tirelessly for his clients and prefers reaching agreements to avoid needless legal fees; however, he will not hesitate to set it for trial if the opposing counsel is unreasonable or uncompromising.

Academic Background

After a series of injuries derailed a collegiate baseball career, William graduated Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Dallas. William then attended the Texas A&M School of Law. During law school, William accepted a prestigious internship with the Federal Public Defender’s Office where he wrote appeals that were argued before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. William graduated as a member of the Phi Delta Fraternity for being in the top of his class and with a Certificate of Specialization in Family Law due to his distinguished marks in advanced family law courses.

William has garnered an excellent reputation in Denton County and has been invited to speak at seminars concerning CPS and child custody issues. He has spoken before not only UNT students but also lawyers and Judges. William is active in the community. He is on the Board of Directors for the Denton County Bar Association, the President-Elect for the Denton County Young Lawyers Bar Association, and on the Board of Directors for Subiaco Academy Alumni Association. Additionally, William is a member of the State Bar College.

William is from Dallas, Texas and currently lives in Denton. William is engaged to his beautiful fiancé Cari. If he is not in the courtroom or in the office, William is spending time with Cari, his family, and their wacky, yet lovable, Goldendoodle “Curry.”