About Us

Ann E. Johnston, or “AJ” to her friends and colleagues, knows no reasonable boundaries when it comes to defending her clients. A graduate of Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts (J.D., cum laude. June 1982), and Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts (B.A. June 1976), AJ has dedicated most of her career to public service; helping those who would otherwise not have representation.

AJ’s command of the law, in combination with her empathy and deep understanding of her clients’ needs, distinguishes her from other attorneys. Clients searching for a sympathetic and knowledgeable lawyer need look no further.

With experience working in the following prestigious organizations, AJ is well prepared to handle diverse and complex issues for her clients. She has been a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Paul Liacos, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Boston MA, an Associate Attorney for Zelle Larson & Kaplan, Wellesley MA (focused on insurance defense litigation), an Of Counsel, Senior Attorney and Associate Attorney for Fordham & Starrett, Boston MA (focused on corporate and business litigation), an Assistant District Attorney, Boston, MA (focused on criminal prosecution), a Senior Partner, at Johnston & Green, Westborough MA (focused on criminal appellate law, criminal defense, immigration, children and families, and divorce work), a Guardian ad litem (GAL) in Chittendon and Washington Counties in Vermont and in Worcester County in Massachusetts, and the Founding Attorney for The Law Office of Ann Johnston, Westborough, MA, where she is a general practitioner.

It is her work as a general practitioner, however, that AJ finds most rewarding. It is in this capacity that AJ has been able to help people who need it the most. She takes the time to explain, in simple terms, some of the complex legal terminology used in litigation, and works tirelessly to generate positive outcomes for her each of her clients. She is also certified as a mediator in central Massachusetts and is a court-certified GAL for Worcester and Middlesex counties.


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Worcester division of the Women’s Bar Association
  • Worcester County Bar Association (Bench-Bar committee)
  • Massachusetts Association of Family and Conciliation Courts


Suffolk University School of Law – Civil Procedure Book Prize 1980; Law Review (1981 and 1982).