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John J. Johnston

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  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1979
  • University of Kansas
    • B.S. - 1976

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Member, Board of Directors, St. Clair County Children First Foundation (Past President)

Published Works

  • Family Law and the New Bankruptcy Code, ISBA Bar Journal, March, 2006

Professional Associations

  • St. Clair County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, Board of Governors, 1990 to 1992
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Former Chair, Bar Publications Board
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Bar Journal, Former-Editor-In-Chief
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member
  • Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois, Past President
  • Foreclosure Mediation Panel for St. Clair County, Member
  • Panel Speaker on Interplay of Bankruptcy and Family Law at annual conference of National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees

Current Employment Position

  • Member

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure/ Loan Modification Assistance

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1983


  • AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 1990
  • Selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer for Bankruptcy in Illinois since 2017