Our Association was established over 100 years ago as an organization of local attorneys who met to socialize and exchange information between members and to improve the quality of representation of clients. The group’s goal was to uphold the highest standards of the profession while at the same time be a vigorous advocate for each client.

Our Mission

To seek far and speedy resolution of disputes between parties; to improve services to clients. If a lawsuit was filed, the organization’s goal is to seek a speedy and fair resolution; to improve the standards of professional conduct; to increase professional skills through regular continuing legal education; and to encourage and promote a better understanding of the legal profession by the public.

Association Structure

The Johnson County Bar Association’s organizational year is from January 1 through December 31. The elected officers (President, Vice-President, and Secretary/Treasury) and members meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 12 noon at the Attorney Conference Center, located on the 3rd floor of the Guinn Justice Center, 204 S. Buffalo in Cleburne. At the meetings, briefly Bar business is formally conducted, issues important to the local bar are informally discussed in open format. Usually, an interesting speaker is invited to give a short talk to the group.

For the 2014 year, the President is Clint Dennis (817-447-0053), the Vice President is Michael Kurmes (817-295-1477), and the Secretary/Treasurer is Tiffany Strother (817-558-3177).


In 2005 the Johnson County Bar Association established a scholarship to award $500 to a qualified senior high school graduate each year who intends to continue their education in college.


Each year the Association awards the Gene B. Turner Award to a worthy association member who has shown a devoted interest in the law and the cause of justice to have rendered to the public and to the legal profession service of such an unusual nature as to merit special recognition. Attorney Gene B. Turner practiced law in Johnson County for more than fifty years and was well liked and respected by all who knew him.


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