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Paul Johnson grew up in a home torn apart by alcohol and domestic violence. These early life experiences shaped Paul’s desire to stand up for the rights of victims and seek justice. Paul began his career in law enforcement as a prison guard. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington and a law degree from the University of Houston School of Law.

Paul considers it an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of Denton County as District Attorney. He believes the primary responsibility of the District Attorney is to seek justice and enhance public safety for all citizens by aggressively, fairly, and ethically prosecuting those who violate the law. Paul proudly serves on the board of the Children’s Advocacy Center of North Texas, and he is a member of the University of North Texas Criminal Justice Professional Advisory Council, as well as the Judicial Advisory Council.

Paul and his wife Katherine have lived in Denton County for over 30 years. They have three children Paul Jr., Mallory, and Pierce.