Robert Johnston


South Louisiana

Mr. Johnston was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 1966. He began his career with Beard, Blue, Schmitt & Treen, where he became a partner in 1971. In 1976, he was a founding member of Johnston & Duplass, and in 1987 was a founding member of Adams & Johnston. He has been “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for the past 30 consecutive years. His litigation practice has specialized in both the defense of insurers, insured and self-insureds, and in the representation of plaintiffs in personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, medical malpractice, maritime, professional liability, insurance coverage, commercial and class action litigation. He has tried over 150 jury cases, and over 250 non-jury cases, and has participated in over 100 mediations representing both plaintiffs and defendants.


  • B.A. University of Notre Dame, 1963
  • J.D. Tulane Law School, 1966; Member of the Moot Court Board based on academic distinction.


International Association of Defense Counsel

Defense Research Institute

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

American Trial Lawyers Association

Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association

Louisiana Bar Association

American Bar Association

New Orleans Bar Association

Two Lakeway Center
Suite 400
3850 N. Causeway Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002

Admiralty & Maritime, Asbestos, Clergy Abuse, Commercial Litigation, Construction Defect, Elder Abuse, Environmental & Toxic Tort, Insurance Coverage, Jones Act, Legal Malpractice, Louisiana Mediators, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Homes & Assisted Living, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Trucking & Transportation, Worker's Compensation