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"PREEMINENT:Having paramount rank,superiority, dignity or importance; Distinction above others; OUTSTANDING." Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary


For the past fifteen (15) years, Johnson, Vaughn & Heiskell has attained the highest rating ("AV") for professional legal standards and ethics as certified and listed by the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register. 


Johnson,Vaughn & Heiskell, was created in 1984 when three (3) Assistant United States Attorneys joined forces to provide legal services of a varied nature to the public. It was initially comprised of William "Bill" Johnson, the former Civil Chief of the U.S. Attorney's office for the Northern District of Texas; Anthony Vaughn, an Assistant in the Civil Division; and Michael P. Heiskell, an Assistant in the Criminal Division. Both Johnson and Vaughn met their untimely deaths in 1987 and 1992, respectively. However, the firm name retains a stellar reputation due to the continue hard work and high ethical standards adhered to by the lawyers associated with the firm.


Johnson,Vaughn & Heiskell is not a partnership, but an association of individual attorneys each offering a high level of expertise for a full range of legal services, in all types of cases. 


The office currently consists of 2015 Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Hall of Fame Inductee, Michael P. Heiskell, L. Clifford Davis, a former State District Court Judge, and a recipient of the Texas Lawyer's Lifetime Achievement Award, and David M. Patin, Jr. Davis and Patin are both "Of Counsel" to the firm.


Senior attorney, Michael P. Heiskell, an aggressive trial attorney, has been named a"Super Lawyer" by his peers in White Collar Criminal Defense, in Texas Monthly Magazine for each year since 2003.


Legal services are available in the areas of White Collar Criminal Defense, Securites Law and Fraud. In addition, counsel can defend individuals accused of  Murder and Manslaughter, Sex Offenses,Conspiracy, Juvenile Law and Delinquency, Drug Offenses, and DWI's. Commercial Litigation, Administrative Law, Personal Injury, Probate Law, Estate Planning,and Business/Corporate Law representation are also available. Our office is located in the Western Insurance Building on the corridor of 820 and I-30 on Bridge Street in Fort Worth. Free and convenient parking is available.


Our office has a reputation of lawyers who are hard working and dedicated to each case.


We guarantee our commitment by providing aggressive, compassionate, and knowledgeable representation.
 johnson, vaughn & heiskell

Attorneys at Law (Not a Partnership)


5601 Bridge Street, Suite 220

Fort Worth, Texas 76112