Weaver Johnston Nelson

We are a Texas law firm which focuses on healthcare law, as well as corporate and general business law, with an emphasis on representing hospitals, surgery centers, free standing emergency departments, physicians, dentists and other healthcare providers.





We regularly assist our clients in transactional matters, as well as litigation. We believe that, because the healthcare industry is so quick to evolve, it is essential to provide personalized, exceptional service to medical providers.


We understand the nuances and challenges our corporate clients face in each stage of their business. From formation, ownership, operation, and management, we counsel our clients to success every step of the way.


The cannabis industry, encompassing both the marijuana and hemp sectors, is one of the fastest-growing industries of the United States economy. Our team is experienced in helping cannabis businesses face the complex laws, policies and regulations of this booming industry.

Attorney Spotlight

Christopher B. Reed

Chris Reed started his career at an international law firm over 15 years ago and has become a seasoned litigator who prides himself on serving his client’s interests by aggressively advocating for their needs.  Chris focuses on reimbursement matters, bad faith litigation/coverage disputes, healthcare malpractice, healthcare compliance litigation and investigations, managed care cases, healthcare-related collection cases brought both under ERISA and state law, general commercial litigation and business disputes, construction defect litigation, premises liability litigation, toxic exposure cases, and catastrophic injury litigation.

Board Certifications

Health Law

Ashley E. Johnston
Joshua M. Weaver
Joseph Nelson
Vicki Wanjura

Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters

Rising Stars

Joshua Weaver 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2019
Ashley E. Johnston 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2019
Joseph Nelson 2014 - 2016
Rachael Nelson Gearing 2020 - 2021
Richard Cheng 2015 - 2017
Kevin P. Mitchell 2020 - 2021
Vicki Wanjura 2008
Charles M. Gearing 2015 - 2021

Up and Coming 100

Ashley E. Johnston 2017

Up-and-Coming 50 Women

Ashley E. Johnston 2017

D Magazine

Best Lawyers in Dallas

Joshua Weaver 2016, 2018, 2020 - 2021
Ashley E. Johnston 2016, 2017
Rachael Nelson Gearing 2020
Richard Cheng 2015, 2017 - 2021

Cannabis Law Report

Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers