|Current Court Information:|
|Texas Supreme Court|
|Appointed by:||Rick Perry|
|Active:||2005 - present|
|Preceded by:||Michael H. Schneider|
|Past post:||Texas Seventh District Court of Appeals|
|Past term:||1998 - 2005|
|Past position:||Chief Justice|
|Born:||October 24, 1944|
|Law School:||Texas Tech University School of Law, 1975|
|Military service:||U.S. Air Force, 1965 - 1972|
Johnson served in the U.S. Air Force from 1965 to 1972. He was a pilot and served in the Vietnam War.
After graduating from law school, Johnson entered private practice. He worked as an attorney from 1975 to 1998, when he was elected to the Texas Seventh District Court of Appeals. He was a judge on the court until 2002, when he became chief judge. In 2005, Johnson was appointed to the Texas Supreme Court.
Awards and Associations
- Member, College of the State Bar
- Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
- Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
- Past president, Lubbock County Bar Association 
For the 2008 Supreme Court, Place 8 race, Justice Phil Johnson won re-election, defeating Democrat Linda Yanez and Libertarian Drew Shirley on November 4. Johnson received 52% of the vote to Yanez's 45% and Shirley's 3%.
For a summary of the campaign contributions for Judge Phil Johnson, visit Follow the Money, Phil Johnson.
Johnson defeated Libertarian candidate Jay H. Cookingham in 2008, winning 76.3% of the vote. 
In his 2006 campaign, Phil Johnson raised $496,868.
For a detailed list of contributions, visit: Follow the Money: Phil Johnson
In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of State Supreme Court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Johnson received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 1.05, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is more conservative than the average CF score of 0.91 that justices received in Texas. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice but rather, an academic gauge of various factors.
- The Supreme Court of Texas, Justice Phil Johnson, Place 8
- Project Vote Smart, Justice Phil Johnson (TX)
- Texas GOP Vote, "Interview with Texas Supreme Court Justice Phil Johnson" Video
- Phil Johnson Facebook page
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Supreme Court of Texas, Justice Phil Johnson, Place 8
- ↑ Project Vote Smart, Justice Phil Johnson (TX)
- ↑ The Dallas Morning News, "Statewide Results from the Associated Press", November 5, 2008
- ↑ Texas Secretary of State, 2006 General Election Results
- ↑ Stanford University "State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns," October 31, 2012