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A. James Johnston - Post & Schell CEO


  • Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law (J.D., 1980)
  • Dickinson College (B.A., 1977)

A. James Johnston

President & Chief Executive Officer

Philadelphia, PA

(215) 587-1099

(215) 320-4180 Fax

Note: This is the management biography for Mr. Johnston. For his attorney biography, click here >>

A. James Johnston is President & Chief Executive Officer of Post & Schell, P.C. In close collaboration with the Firm's stakeholders, including its Board of Directors, Principals, and Management, he oversees the day-to-day strategic and tactical operations of the Firm's seven offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Washington, D.C.

As President & CEO, Mr. Johnston, in consultation with the Board of Directors, manages: the Firm's strategic growth initiatives; corporate compliance program; quality assurance and client service initiatives; marketing and communications programs; and accounting and financial management. 

In addition to serving as President & CEO, Mr. Johnston is also Chair of the Firm's largest department, Business Law & Litigation, the former Chair of its national Employment & Employee Relations Practice Group, and is a member of the Firm's national Health Care Practice Group. 

Mr. Johnston joined Post & Schell in 1982 and, in his over three-decade career representing employers, has compiled substantial experience in defending clients against the full-range of employment discrimination claims in state and federal courts. He represents for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, and their directors, officers and employees in multiple industries, including health care, before state and federal courts, federal, state and local administrative agencies.

Mr. Johnston is a 1980 graduate of Pennsylvania State University's Dickinson School of Law and a 1977 graduate of Dickinson College. He served as a Clerk to Justice William D. Hutchinson, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as well as The Honorable Roy Wilkinson, Jr., Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.