Anne Johnson has spent her entire career at Haynes and Boone in the Appellate section. Anne is currently a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, and served as Chair of the Litigation Department from 2010 to 2015.
As an appellate practitioner, Anne has been involved some of the largest and most high-profile appeals in Texas. Most recently, Anne served as lead appellate counsel in an appeal of a $68 million jury verdict arising from fraud and contract claims brought by oil and gas investors. Anne was also part of the Haynes and Boone appellate and insurance recovery team that successfully resolved, following post-trial motions, negligence and gross negligence claims arising from a trucking accident that resulted in a $281 million jury verdict. In addition, Anne recently obtained affirmance on appeal of a take-nothing summary judgment on fraud claims arising from a claimed oral agreement alleged to be worth $780 million.
Outside of Texas, Anne obtained a reversal in March 2016 of a district court’s summary judgment in an appeal to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in a case involving antitrust claims under the Sherman Act.
In addition to her extensive appellate experience, Anne is equally at ease on either side of the docket in the trial court. She frequently serves as appellate counsel on trial teams, collaborating with litigators both inside and outside the firm and handling dispositive motions, preservation of error, the jury charge, judgment formation, and post-trial motions.
Anne obtained Board Certification in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2001 after just six years of practice. She has been named a Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, in Appellate Law, 2003-2005 and 2010-2015, and has been included in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2010-2017. In 2014 and 2015, Anne was honored to be named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas by Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters. Anne was named one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, in 2015 and 2016.
Outside the office, Anne is Chair of the Board of Directors of Family Gateway, a Dallas non-profit agency that serves homeless families. Anne also serves on the Texas Law Alumni Association Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees of the Alcuin School, a Dallas Montessori and International Baccalaureate school. She is a Leader in the University of Texas Center for Women in Law and a Master in the Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court.