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Johnson Law Office, PLLC
Criminal Defense Representation in Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and Deep East Texas

Seth Johnson

Seth Johnson

Nacogdoches, Texas

Seth is a graduate of Southern Methodist University (2002) and Tulane University School of Law (2006).  After law school he joined the Colorado State Public Defenders Office, one of the preeminent indigent criminal defense organizations in the nation.  In seven years at CSPD Seth advanced to the position of a felony supervising attorney and lead chair in homicide trials.  Seth earned the responsibility for training other criminal defense attorneys on issues such as Jury Selection, Expert Witnesses, Mental Health Defenses, Medical Marijuana, 404(b) & Reverse 404(b), Felony Sentencing, Collateral Immigration Consequences, and Preliminary Hearings.  In 2008, Seth was awarded the CSPD "Bootcamper of the Year" award for his trial advocacy skill and commitment to indigent defense.  In 2013 Seth returned to his East Texas roots in Nacogdoches and formed the Johnson Law Office, PLLC.  Seth is an active member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Assaultive Offenses
  • Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear
  • Burglary
  • Cocaine/Crack-cocaine
  • Computer Crimes
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Drug Possession/Distribution
  • Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity
  • Fraud
  • Heroin
  • Intoxication and Alcoholic Beverage Offenses
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Murder/Manslaughter
  • Prescription Pills
  • Property Offenses
  • Resisting/Evading Arrest
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Theft
  • Weapons Offenses
  • White Collar Crimes

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Colorado


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctorate - August, 2006
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
    • Bachelor of Arts - May, 2002
  • Bishop Lynch High School, Dallas, Texas - May, 1997


  • Values Based/Challenge-for-Cause-Oriented Voir Dire
  • Utilizing Expert Witnesses for Non-NGRI Mental Health Defenses
  • 404(b) and Reverse Similar
  • CO Felony Sentencing
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions
  • Preliminary Hearing Practice

Past Employment Positions

  • Colorado State Public Defender, Pueblo, CO, District Court Supervisors, 2010 - 2013
  • Colorado State Public Defender, La Junta, CO, Felony Trial Attorney, 2008 - 2010
  • Colorado State Public Defender, La Junta, CO, Misdemeanor Trial Attorneys, 2007 - 2008

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