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Lisa Linney


Lisa Linney | Johnsen Law | Kingwood, TX

Lisa Linney joined the team in 2023, bringing her enthusiasm and expertise to the firm. Lisa’s appellate practice begins before a case ever goes to trial. She participates in trial preparation by researching thorny issues and crafting motions in support of her client’s position. She also develops examinations of witnesses and writes dispositive motions all in an effort to overturn the verdict. When necessary, Lisa pursues her client’s interests through mandamus (issuing a specific court order) and direct appeals. Lisa’s foresight, beyond the jury verdict, provides a deeply comprehensive resolution strategy to her clients.


When she’s not prepping for trial, Lisa enjoys lindy hopping (a type of East Coast swing dancing), shopping at H-E-B (a Texas-based grocery store chain), baking desserts, and solving the New York Times crossword puzzle. She also drives all over Texas to see the Mavericks (the band, not the basketball team) play. Lisa has nine cats—she can explain!

Favorite Quotation


“Life’s like a movie; write your own ending.” 

-The Muppet Movie

Career History



Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2004

  • National Moot Court team

  • Julius H. Miner Moot Court, third place

  • Willem C. Vis International Arbitration inaugural team

  • Wigmore Follies, producer


University of Houston, B.B.A. in Finance, cum laude with participation in the Honors College, 2001

  • Fully funded education through scholarships

  • Resident Assistant

  • Forensics Society (intercollegiate debate team)

  • College Bowl, campus tournament director and regional team member



Texas Bar Association, Appellate Section



Texas, 2004

United States District Court, Southern District of Texas



Co-author with Lisa A. Willis, Survey of Texas Case Law Affecting Property Owner Associations (2006-2009), in the Texas POA Primer – Tips for Working with Condo and Homeowner Associations, published by the State Bar of Texas for the 32nd Annual Advanced Real Estate Course; created the PowerPoint presentation for the presenters of the article, who won Best CLE Paper and Best Speaker.





  • University of Houston Honors College, alumni volunteer

  • Junior League of Houston

  • Junior League of Richardson-former member

  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, volunteer lawyer

  • Houston Swing Dance Society

  • Northwestern Law Class of 2004 Reunion Committee

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