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Patrick G. Johnston

  • Managing Partner

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(618) 655-0624


Patrick Johnston has concentrated his practice for over thirty- two years in personal injury litigation and criminal defense. Patrick has obtained millions of dollars for clients from injuries associated with automobile accidents, trucking accidents, personal injuries, falls, on the job injuries, and from defective products. He has been selected as a member of the Multi-million Dollar Advocates Group for multiple recoveries in excess of a million dollars. He graduated from Edwardsville High School and attended Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois where he graduated with honors. He completed his law school education at St. Louis University School of Law. He has actively practiced in Southern Illinois and Missouri since 1990, including a position as Assistant State's Attorney for the Madison County State's Attorney's office. In 2003 he opened Johnston Law Offices, P.C., which is located in his hometown of Edwardsville, Illinois.

Patrick is married to his lovely wife, Tracy and they have triplet boys, Jacob, Benjamin and Michael. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Bank of Hillsboro with twelve branches throughout Central and Southern Illinois. He has served as treasurer on the Board of Directors for Holishor Association and was past president of the Tri-City Bar Association. He is an active member of the Madison Bar Association, St. Clair County Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and American Association for Justice, Trucking Ligation Group, and he was a member of Local 525 Teamsters of America.

Patrick enjoys working in the community supporting many local organizations, Glen Ed Pantry, St. Boniface Catholic Charities, Neighbors in Need, Land of Lincoln Legal Services, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, OATH, Hospice of Southern Illinois, and Edwardsville Tiger Hockey.

Patrick enjoys traveling, golfing, hunting, and fishing with his sons. They have all graduated from college. Michael -(LSU) lives in Denver, Colorado, Benjamin -(MIZZOU) lives in Tampa, Florida, and Jacob- (SIU School of Law) lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Areas of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Animal Bites -- Plaintiff
  • Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
  • Property Damage -- Plaintiff
  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
  • Nursing Home
  • Products Liability Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Drug Violations
  • Federal
  • Felonies
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Misdemeanor
  • Traffic Violations
  • Construction Law
  • Housing & Construction Defects
  • Food & Agricultural Products
  • Motor Vehicle Defects
  • Recreational Products
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Workers' Compensation Law

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1991
  • Missouri, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1991


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois
    • B.S. - 1987
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: School of Business

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tri-City Bar Association, Past President, 1996 to 1996
  • Tri-City Bar Association, Member, 1991 to 2003
  • Madison County Bar Association, 1991
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers, 1991
  • American Trial Lawyers, 1991
  • St. Clair County Bar Association, 1991
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice, Present
  • National Bank Board of Directors, Board Member, Present
  • Holishor Association, Inc., Member, Present