Texas Tech University

The Honorable Phil Johnson Featured Speaker at Energy Law Lecture Series

Allen Ramsey

March 3, 2023

Johnson, former justice on the Texas Supreme Court, will speak to students at Texas Tech University School of Law as its Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Energy Law Lecture Series speaker.

WHAT:  Texas Tech University's School of Law hosts The Honorable Phil Johnson as part of its Energy Law Lecture Series.

WHEN:  Noon Monday (March 6) 

WHERE:  Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech University School of Law, 3311 18th St. The lecture also will be presented virtually via Zoom.

Justice Phil Johnson
Texas Supreme Court Justice Phil Johnson (2018)
Photo Credit: Laura Skelding for The Texas Tribune

EVENT:  Justice Phil Johnson will present “The Texas Supreme Court and Minerals - Some Considerations” as the featured speaker for the Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Energy Law Lecture Series.

Justice Johnson graduated from Texas Tech in 1965. Upon graduation, he entered active duty with the U.S. Air Force. He served as a pilot in Vietnam and as an instructor pilot at Reese Air Force Base. As a result of his Vietnam service, he was awarded the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross twice, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and multiple air medals. He was honorably discharged from active duty as a captain. 

Following his military service, Justice Johnson attended law school at Texas Tech, where he graduated with honors. He then practiced law with the Lubbock firm of Crenshaw, Dupree and Milam, LLP, until he was elected to the Seventh Court of Appeals in Amarillo, where he began serving in 1999. In 2002 he was elected Chief Justice of the Seventh Court and served in that capacity until he was appointed to the Texas Supreme Court in March 2005. He retired from the Supreme Court Dec. 31, 2018.

Justice Johnson remains active in church, civic and professional organizations. 

He has been designated as a distinguished graduate of Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University's School of Law and Texas Tech's College of Arts and Sciences. He has been Board Certified in civil trial law and personal injury trial law since 1980 and is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law.  

Those attending the live lecture or viewing via Zoom are eligible for one hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Contact Blake Groves at blake.groves@ttu.edu for details. 


CONTACT:  Ashley Langdon
Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations and Communications, School of Law, Texas Tech University