Johnny D. Houston, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Chattanooga, TN

Houston & Alexander, PLLC
 | 3417 Dayton Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37415
Phone: 423-933-1972
Fax: 423-243-3141
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Johnny D. Houston, Jr., is a partner at Houston & Alexander, PLLC, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mr. Houston focuses his practice on personal injury and criminal law, particularly federal crimes. He has over three decades of experience and generally serves clients in Tennessee and throughout northern Georgia.

    Mr. Houston handles personal injury cases involving nursing home abuse, car accidents, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, truck accidents and other catastrophic injuries. He also defends individuals facing state and federal charges, including DUI, white collar crime charges such as embezzlement, fraud, identity theft and money laundering, as well as other felonies and misdemeanors, including "cold cases." 

    Mr. Houston is also the long-time judge for the City of Red Bank, first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2014. He is a respected jurist and hears criminal and municipal offenses.

    Over the course of his career, Mr. Houston has successfully defended many clients against federal criminal charges. He understands the complexity of white collar crime cases and performs a detailed analysis of the circumstances to craft the best possible strategy and defense for his clients.

    Active in his legal community, Mr. Houston participates in various professional organizations. He is a member of the Chattanooga Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and The National College for DUI Defense.

    After graduating from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, Mr. Houston earned his law degree from Memphis State University Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He obtained his license to practice law in Tennessee in 1989 and in Georgia in 1990. He is also qualified to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 40%Criminal Defense
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    DUI/DWI, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


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    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020

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    About Johnny Houston, Jr.

    Admitted: 1989, Tennessee

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • National College for DUI Defense, Inc. 
    • American Association for Justice, Member
    • State Bar of Georgia, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
    • Chattanooga Bar Association, Member
    • Tennessee, 1989
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1989 
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1989
    • Georgia, 1990


    • Cold case.  Defendant was charged for a murder that occureed in 2000. Defendant was accused of killing his girlfriend and then leaving town to escape prosecution. NOT GUILTY, 2019
    • NOT GUILTY of murder and kidnapping.  Fireman was charged with kidnapping and murdering a 15 year-old.  First trial ended with a hung jury, strongly leaning for conviction.   Second trial--NOT GUILTY of all charges., 2011
    • What initially appeared to be a minor rear-ender car accident, representing the Plaintiff who was working in law enforcement at the time of the accident.  Settlement for 1 million, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • Graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, BA in Philosophy., 1986
    • Graduated from Memphis State University Law School.  Member of the law review., 1989
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    Office Location for Johnny D. Houston, Jr.

    3417 Dayton Blvd.
    Chattanooga, TN 37415

    Phone: 423-933-1972

    Fax: 423-243-3141

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    Last Updated: 5/18/2020

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