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

Kristi Harbord

Kristi Harbord is an associate at Weaver Johnston & Nelson, PLLC. While in law school, she interned for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Parkland Health & Hospital System, and Scottish Rite. Her interests include healthcare regulatory compliance, data privacy, and employment law.  Kristi is a former teacher and enjoys making healthcare regulations more accessible and user-friendly. She is passionate about helping and advocating for her clients.

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