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Family Law

Johnston J. Burkhardt


Attorney Brief

Johnston Burkhardt joined Blue Williams in 2020 as an associate in the Metairie office. He has been in practice since 2019, specializing in divorce actions, child custody and visitation, and general family law matters.


Mr. Burkhardt’s legal interest began when he was honored to be selected for the Louisiana State Bar Association student internship program. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in General Business. He obtained a Juris Doctor and graduate diploma in comparative law from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he served as Senior Articles Editor for the Journal of Energy Law and Resources, Volume VII and was a founding member of the LSU Law Tennis Club.

While in law school, Mr. Burkhardt clerked for several firms in New Orleans. He served as legal extern for Magistrate Judge Erin Wilder-Doomes at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana and for the Honorable Fredericka H. Wicker at the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, where he drafted a proposed opinion for a filiation dispute.


Mr. Burkhardt is a lifelong New Orleanian. His passion for family law began when he volunteered with Project SAVE, a non-profit organization which assists survivors of domestic violence with free legal representation for divorce and custody matters. Before arriving at Blue Williams, Mr. Burkhardt worked as the campaign manager for a Louisiana Supreme Court campaign and was an associate attorney at a prominent New Orleans family law firm. During the COVID-19 shut-down, Mr. Burkhardt volunteered to assist the 24th Judicial District Court in creating a protocol for virtual Hearing Officer Conferences, allowing litigants to virtually further their cases while the courthouse was closed.

Bars, Courts, and Professional Affiliations

Mr. Burkhardt is licensed to practice in all Louisiana state courts.