Texas Supreme Court issued the following announcement on April 17.
Flanked by Texas Bar Executive Director Trey Apffel and Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht – and, as alwwys by his side, his wife, Carla – Justice Phil Johnson said his goodbye to Texas lawyers, his former colleagues and other judges and friends Wednesday in a crowded reception at the Texas Law Center.
Chief Justice Hecht presented Justice Johnson with a silver tray with the inscription:
"Justice Phil Johnson
"Presented in appreciation for his distinguished service on the Texas Supreme Court/2005 – 2018
"always leaving the law better than he found it."