John Johnston is a retired partner with Debevoise.  Mr. Johnston, a native New Yorker, joined the firm in 1957 and retired in 1996. 

Mr. Johnston was admitted to the bar in New York in 1958 and was admitted to appear before US District Courts for the Eastern District of New York and the Southern District of New York, and the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  He is a member of the Board of Directors and chairs the Auburn Theological Seminary.  He is also the Mayor of the Village of Matinecock, New York.



  • Harvard Law School, 1957, J.D.
  • Williams College, 1954, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York