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Daniel A. Johnston

Daniel A. Johnston

Johnston Law LLC
  • Personal Injury, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Medical Malpractice ...
  • New York
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Biography

Whether it’s defending against criminal charges, or going after someone who caused you injury or monetary losses, Dan is a dedicated and compassionate advocate, former criminal prosecutor, and Top 40 Under 40 trial attorney who will do whatever it takes to get you the best results.

After graduating from George Washington University Law School, with honors, Dan was appointed a Nassau County Assistant District Attorney, prosecuting all manner of criminal charges.

He then went into private practice, defending some of the largest insurance companies in the world from high value injury claims. In 2018, Dan graduated from the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy at Stanford Law School. Dan knows how to beat the other side, because he has been on the other side.

He’s worked for the government. He’s worked for the insurance companies. Now he’s available to work for you. Call us today, and put the right attorney to work on your case.

Education
State University of New York - Albany
B.A.
Honors: Cum Laude
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The George Washington University Law School
J.D. (2014)
Honors: Cum Laude; Winner - 2013 Spanogle International Business Arbitration Competition.
Activities: Selected to Represent GW Law in the 2014 Vis East International Arbitration Moot Competition in Hong Kong; Mock Trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution Board Member.
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Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
Johnston Law LLC
Current
Of Counsel
The Bell Law Group
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
New York's Changing Marijuana Laws
Nassau Lawyer
Speaking Engagements
Exonerations, NY Marijuana Update, and Handling Police Interactions, Long Island Law Podcast
LI Law
What is New York's "Cannabis Act"?, LIPN Podcast
Long Island Professionals Network
Certifications
Trial Academy Graduate
International Association of Defense Counsel
Awards
Top 3 New York Cannabis Attorneys
WayOfLeaf.com
Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Trial Attorney
National Trial Lawyer
Professional Associations
State Bar of New York  # 5314299
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
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Nassau County Bar Association
Member
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New York State Bar Association
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 5314299
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency fees for personal injury cases only
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    White Collar Crime
    DUI & DWI
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. How do you get a record of “no record” from an arrest that was dismissed? In New York City specifically.
A: Go to the criminal clerk in the courthouse where the case was located. Request a Certificate of Disposition. They should be able to find it with your name and date of birth; and, if not, they'll give you a "no records" certificate. Should cost you between $5 - $15.
Q. I like to know what do this mean. OFFICE MISCELLANEOUS No Type Test, People Cert Comp Filed/ready Bail cont
A: It means the people provided their certificate of compliance under the new discovery laws and are ready for trial. Your bail was continued from the prior date (remains the same).
Q. Is it illegal to carry a bb pistol around on your person in upstate New York?
A: Typically no. But if you use it to harm or threaten someone it can be unlawful possession as an "imitation pistol" (in addition to charges related to the threat/harm). You also can't have it on school grounds or certain other properties. If you're carrying it openly and causing a scene you can get a disorderly conduct, among other charges. Basically just use your head, keep it in a backpack or bag, and you'll be fine.
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Websites & Blogs
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Daniel A. Johnston's Website Profile
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Johnston Law LLC
Website
Bell Law Group Website
Contact & Map
The Bell Law Group
Garden City Office
By Appointment Only
100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd
#208
Garden City, NY 11530
Telephone: (516) 280-3008
Fax: (212) 656-1845
The Bell Law Group
116 Jackson Ave
Syosset, NY 11791
Toll-Free: (855) 566-2355
Johnston Law LLC
332 Willis Ave
Mineola, NY 11501
Telephone: (516) 388-7611