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Founded in 2016, Johnston Law Firm LLC delivers exceptional legal representation in a cost effective manner. The firm aggressively advocates for its clients in federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitrations. Johnston Law Firm LLC serves as outside general counsel to dozens of companies, schools and organizations, and also is a key contributor to our clients' management teams,  achieving excellent client outcomes.



"All of the staff and students would like to thank you with all of our hearts for your hard work to ensure that we are able to continue as a charter school."

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“We are truly grateful for the lessons learned and all of the support you provide to ensure that we had all the information needed without it feeling overwhelming.”

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"Thank you  for saving our school."

"Thank you for protecting our school."

"We truly feel empowered to continue to be advocates for our children and our community."


In re Hatikvah Intern. Academy Charter School, 2012 N.J. Super. Unpub. WL 141495,  Dkt. No. A-5977-09T1 (App. Div. December 21, 2011) (Successful defense of charter school’s initial opening, in challenge filed by resident school district.)     


Northern Shipping Funds I, L.L.C. v. Icon Capital Corp., 998 F.Supp.2d 301 (S.D. N.Y. 2014) (Obtained summary judgment on $70 million contract claim and then prevailed at trial over remaining issues.)                                                                        


Comolli v. Huntington Learning Centers, Inc., 180 F.Supp.3d 284 (S.D. N.Y. 2016) (In representation of a learning center, successful defeat of New York civil rights claims for misuse of personal images.)                                                                          


Highland Park Board of Education v. Hespe, 2018 N.J. Super. Unpub. WL 525308 Dkt. No. A–3890–14T1 (App. Div. January 24, 2018) (Successful defense of charter school’s charter renewal and enrollment expansion, in appeal erroneously alleging unlawful segregative impact on resident districts’ enrollment.)                    


Highland Park Bd. of Educ. v. Harrington, 2019 N.J. Super. Unpub. WL 2402544 Dkt. No. A-3455-16T1 (App. Div. June 7, 2019) (Successful defense of charter school’s enrollment expansion and implementation of weighted enrollment lottery for economically disadvantaged students.)                                                        


Board of Educ. Of Piscataway v. New Jersey Dep’t of Educ., 2019 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1306 Dkt. No. A-5427-16T2 (App. Div. June 7, 2019) (Successfully contended that charter schools are entitled to funding by local districts for its students who reside outside the school district where the charter school is located.)                                                                                                                               

Matter of Grant of Charter Renewal of Red Bank Charter School, 2019 N.J. Super. Unpub. WL 4567544 Dkt. No. A-3342-16T1 (App. Div. September 20, 2019)  (Successful defense of a charter school’s term renewal, in appeal erroneously alleging unlawful segregative impact from charter school operations.)                     


In re Renewal Application of TEAM Academy Charter School, 247 N.J. 46 (2021) (Successfully defended six charter schools in consolidated appeals before New Jersey Supreme Court, seeking a moratorium on charter school enrollment growth by erroneously alleging segregative and financial impacts on resident district.)                                                                                                                               

Hatikvah International Academy Charter School v. East Brunswick Township Board of Education, 10 F.4th 215 (3d Cir. 2021) (Represented charter school where Federal Circuit Court held resident district challenging a charter school student’s private school placement must abide by stay-put obligations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.)                                                                    


In re Amendment Application to Expand Enrollment of Pace Charter School of Hamilton, 2022 N.J. Super. Unpub. WL 552541 Dkt. No. A-2828-19 (App. Div. February 24, 2022) (Successfully defended charter school’s enrollment expansion in appeal erroneously alleging segregative impact.)

In re Charter Amendment Request of College Achieve Greater Asbury Park Charter Sch., 2024 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 383 (App. Div. 2024) (Successfully defended charter school’s K-12 grade expansion in appeal brought by resident school district.)

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