Jim Johnston is a lawyer, writer, and lecturer in Washington D.C.  His law practice covers telecommunications, intellectual property, and appellate litigation. Jim has more than one hundred newspaper and magazine articles to his credit on topics such as law, history, art, terrorism, and books.  His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, White House History, Howard Law Journal, Legal Times of Washington, American Lawyer, and Maryland Historical Society Magazine
     He has written four books: 
Murder, Inc., the CIA under John F. Kennedy;
From Slave Ship to Harvard, Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family;
The War Story of Harold Johnston; and 
The Recollections of Margaret Cabell Brown Loughborough'
      His articles and links to copies of many may be found at the Publications button.  Jim is on the Speakers Bureau of the Montgomery County Historical Society and the United States Department of State.  Murder, Inc. will be released in August 2019 by Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press. 

Jim Johnston


Upcoming Speaking Engagements

DAR Germantown, Oct. 21, From Slave Ship

4Season bookstore, Shepherdstown, Nov. 9, Murder, Inc.

Bethesda Library, Nov. 20, Murder, Inc.

Georgetown Library, Nov. 23, Murder, Inc.

OASIS, Montgomery County, Jan. 31, Murder, Inc.

Howard County Center, Laurel, Feb. 5, From Slave Ship

Howard County Center, Columbia, Feb. 19, Rowser's Ford

Muslim Center, Silver Spring, Feb. 23, From Slave Ship

Balch Library, Leesburg, Apr. 19, Murder, Inc.