Attorney Michael T. Johnson has been appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore of Pineville City Court in Rapides Parish, according to Justice Marcus R. Clark.
Johnson will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Phillip Terrell, Jr. on March 14, 2014. Johnson will serve August 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014, or until the vacancy is filled, whichever occurs sooner.
Johnson received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana College in 1981 and his law degree from Southern University School of Law in 1984 where he graduated cum laude. He is a partner at the Pineville law firm Johnson, Siebeneicher & Ingram.
Prior to starting the law firm in 1997, Johnson was a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Louisiana, a former Congressional Aide in the U.S. House of Representatives, law clerk for the Louisiana State Senate, and a member of the Attorney General’s Special Task Force – Insurance and Civil Litigation Sections.
Johnson is admitted to practice in the Louisiana Eastern and Middle Federal district courts, as well as the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal. He currently serves on the Tort Reform Advisory Committee and is a member of several law-related
organizations including: the Alexandria Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, American Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel, Education Law Association, City Attorney Division of Louisiana Municipal Association and Council on Litigation Management.
In addition to a distinguished law career, Johnson has been dedicated to public service, serving in leadership roles of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce, the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance, the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the Louisiana State Police Commission. Additionally he was the Founding Chairman of the Rapides Children’s Advocacy Center, the Founding President of the Rapides CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate Assistance), and a Commissioner on the Louisiana Ethics Board.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/28/14