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After law school Mr. Johnston returned to his hometown of Wilkes-Barre and joined the law firm of E.F. McGovern and Associates,where he practiced general civil litigation as well as criminal law. In the early 1950s, he set up his own practice as a general litigator and over the next 25 years held a number of professional appointments including assistant district attorney for Luzerne County; trial counsel for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, where he litigated many issues related to the construction of the Northeast Extension; solicitor for the City of Wilkes-Barre as well as Fairmount Township; solicitor for Luzerne County; counsel for the Luzerne County Industrial Authority and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Hospital Authority. In 1976, Mr. Johnston formed the law firm of Harris, Johnston and McGuire based in Wilkes-Barre that specialized in civil, commercial and estate law. In 1988, together with his son, he established the Johnston & Johnston Law firm where he continued to practice until his retirement in 2006. He is survived by his wife, Carol; three sons, Ralph, James and Thomas; and a daughter, Judith.
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