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Marie Johnson


Marie Johnson

Of Counsel


Zoning and Land Use
Municipal Law
Municipal Litigation
Employment Law
Public Information Act


Marie has over 10 years of legal experience representing public and private sector clients. She has advised municipalities on a wide range of matters, including land use and development, construction contracts, commercial leases, landlord/tenant issues, hiring and disciplining employees, investigations of employee complaints, elections, public information, open meetings, municipal prosecution, competitive bidding/procurement, and general governance.

Marie graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas, Cum Laude, with a B.A. in Political Science, and from SMU Dedman School of Law, Cum Laude, with her J.D. degree. She was President of the Labor and Employment Law Students Association from 2012-2013. As an undergraduate, Marie completed forty hours of coursework in order to become a Trained Mediator. While in law school, Marie was an intern for the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Marie also worked as a law clerk for the Internal Revenue Service. After law school, she accepted an attorney position with the IRS and was responsible for defending the IRS in employment litigation.


  • J.D., SMU Dedman School of Law, 2013, Cum Laude
  • B.A., Political Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2009, Cum Laude


  • State Bar of Texas, May 2013