Joni E. Johnston, Psy.D.


Litigation Psychologist and Speaker

"Dr. Johnston is quick to understand the legal issues and provide useful in formation...she is one of the best in her field and we regularly refer her to our clients."

Susan P. Bushor, Esq. Partner, Cooley Godward

Dr. Joni Johnston Human Resource Seminars

Dr. Johnston has been preforming human resource seminars for professional groups and industry associations since she founded her interpersonal risk management firm in 1991. She has been a featured speaker for groups including the American Psychological Association, Advanced Texas Law Symposium, North American Congress of E.A.P. Professionals, the Texas Society for Human Resources, and many others. In addition, she has trained over 20,000 managers and employees on how to simultaneously improve employee productivity and reduce employment liability.
A noted media expert, she has been featured on television, radio and in print in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and England. She writes a monthly column for HR.Com and HRGateway, serves on the advisory board of a European-based HR publication, and has served as an independent expert in numerous employment lawsuits. She is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Psychology and Appearance Obsession: Learning to Love the Way You Look.

Employment Litigation Consultant

• Clinical-forensic examination of plaintiffs and defendants
• Witness preparation
• Case evaluation and second opinion of psychological records
• Voir dire consultation and juror persuasion strategies on psychological injury, sexual harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination
• Consultation on cross-examination of opposing mental health expert
• Mock trials to evaluate and fine-tune trial themes

Education and Honors

Psy.D., Florida Tech, 1985, summa cum laude M.S., Florida Tech, 1984, summa cum laude B.A., Auburn University, 1981, cum laude Florida Tech Alumnae of the Year, 1999 San Diego Media Psychology Award, 1998

"Dr. Johnston provided invaluable strategic advice on direct and cross examination. Her creativity and thoughtful analogies clearly resonated with the fact finders and were essential components In obtaining a victory for an important client."
Jim Rawls, Esq. Senior Partner Powell Goldstein Frazer and Murphy

Professional Activities

Member, American Psychological Association Former Board Member, Media Psychology Division California Licensed Psychologist 15692 Member, American Society of Trial Consultants Senior Editor, The Court Call Monthly columnist, LexisOne National Employment Law Association National Speaker's Association

Teaching Experience

• Former adjunct professor, Hawthorne College
• Former adjunct professor, U.T.D.
• CLE provider, DigiLearn
• Faculty, Texas Advanced Employment Law Symposium

Representative Legal Clients

La Jolla Bar Association
Texas Attorney General's Office
Steve Moms and Associates
Powell Goldstein Frazer and Murphy
Cooley Godward


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