Aggressive, Ethical Representation
For Businesses And Individuals

Respected Representation

When you are charged with a criminal offense, you need lawyers who will doggedly pursue your case from start to finish. At Johnston & McLean PLLC, we put our experience to work every day for clients accused of crimes like drug dealing, theft and sexual assault. William Johnston and Calvin McLean have worked on both sides of the justice system. Attorney Johnston spent 13 years as a federal prosecutor while attorney McLean has served as a police narcotics investigator for 10 years. We have both served our country in the military and have strong ties to the community.

We know that being charged with a crime can be devastating to your future. The consequences of an arrest and conviction can include jail, fines and a criminal record, all of which will have an impact on the rest of your life. We will be by your side to vigorously protect your rights and your freedom. Johnston & McLean PLLC handles a wide range of criminal offenses in the Houston metro area, Waco and Plano. With decades of experience working in the Texas legal system, we will use our knowledge of how the prosecution works to craft a strong strategy for your defense.

Experienced Litigators

One mistake can ruin your life, but it doesn’t have to. We are seasoned litigators who will take your case to court to defend your rights. No matter how minor the charge may seem, do not make a second mistake by trying to represent yourself. At a stressful time like this, you need lawyers who will work diligently to defend you. We know the legal system and we know the attorneys on the other side. We will provide trustworthy advice, guidance and legal advocacy.

We can help you with:

  • Federal and state criminal defense from DWI to murder, tax fraud, money laundering, drug dealing and mail and wire fraud
  • Defamation and privacy including business disparagement and online infringement
  • Title IX litigation involving both public and private schools and cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault

We will aggressively fight to defend your rights by providing personalized attention and astute legal advice.

Valued Members Of The Community

Both attorney Johnston and attorney McLean are well-known and respected in the community. Our relationships within the legal community are an asset in pursuing the most favorable outcome for our clients.

Mr. Johnston’s family roots in Texas go back to 1840. His father Wilson Johnston served as a prosecutor in the Dallas District Attorney’s office. William followed his father into the law and was named the first federal prosecutor designated to serve the Central Texas area. He served in that capacity for more than 13 years, supervising all of the counter-drug efforts for the United States Attorney along the 500-mile Texas-Mexico border. During his career as an Assistant United States Attorney, Johnston prosecuted more than 1500 federal defendants, including three “Top 15” fugitives. He has handled complex civil litigation for more than 30 years. Over the course of his career, he has gained a reputation for using the law to solve murders, fraud cases and to find missing persons. Three of his cases have been the subject of cover stories for Texas Monthly magazine. His work on the case of Texas serial killer Kenneth Allen McDuff was chronicled in the book “Bad Boy: The True Story of Kenneth Allen McDuff, the Most Notorious Serial Killer in Texas History,” by Gary Lavergne.

Prior to his career as an attorney, Calvin McLean spent more than 10 years as a police narcotics investigator; he was also a patrol officer and a field training officer and served as a combat medic in the army for four years. He has investigated complex cases involving organized crime and has authored state and federal search and arrest warrants. He understands how the prosecution works and uses that advantage for his clients.

Don’t risk your liberty. You have a constitutional right to a defense attorney. Call  972-854-7608 or email Johnston & McLean PLLC today to arrange a consultation. We treat every client with dignity and the utmost confidentiality. We will get to know you and your case and provide honest, direct guidance through the legal process.