Attorney Profile: Johnston Burkhardt

935 Gravier Street, Suite 2020
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 324-2141
Fax: (504) 534-8961

– Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D./D.C.L.
– Louisiana State University, B.S.

– Louisiana (all state courts)

– Louisiana State Bar Association
– New Orleans Bar Association
Jefferson Bar Association
Youth Empowerment Program 40 Under 40 Cohort
St. Thomas Moore Catholic Lawyers Association

– Real Estate Transactions
– Divorce & Marital Agreements
– General Counsel Services
– General Litigation

Johnston Burkhardt joined Sternberg, Naccari & White in 2021. Johnston works closely with the firm’s associated title company, Quality Title, and works from both the Metairie and New Orleans offices. His practice focuses on real estate transactions, general counsel services, divorce and marital agreements, and general litigation. 

A lifelong New Orleanian, Johnston’s interest in the law began when he was selected in high school for the Louisiana State Bar Association student internship program. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in General Business, and then obtained his Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he served as Senior Articles Editor for the Journal of Energy Law and Resources, Volume VII. 

Johnston is associated with the Louisiana, Orleans, and Jefferson Bar Associations and the St. Thomas Moore Catholic Lawyers Association. He is a former “40 under 40” honoree for the Youth Empowerment Program.

While in law school at LSU, Johnston served as legal extern for the Hon. Erin Wilder-Doomes, a Magistrate Judge at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. He also clerked during his 2L summer for the Honorable Fredericka H. Wicker at the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. 

Notably, while a law student at LSU, Johnston was SNW’s very first law clerk. He returned to the firm as an attorney after practicing family law in downtown New Orleans. Johnston is an accomplished artist, enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and cooking. While studying for the bar and preparing to practice law, Johnston was the campaign manager for a prominent Judge running for an open seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court.