Our story

Johnston Withers has a rich history and takes pride in its reputation for fighting for the underdog and the disadvantaged. We recognise our practical and ethical obligations to provide top quality legal services to all members of the community, or organisations, who seek our advice or assistance.

We remain committed to the vision of our founder, Elliot Johnston QC, who passionately pursued justice for all under the law and acted with empathy and compassion for those in difficult circumstances.

Today, Johnston Withers’ highly experienced practitioners continue to provide top quality legal services across a very wide range of areas. We continue to provide assistance in the Personal injury, WorkCover, Industrial, Family and Criminal law fields but have also developed strong practices in all aspects of Commercial and Property law, Wills and Estates and Defamation.

Whilst the firm’s major work base historically came from the labour movement, it now has a broad general public clientele and today represents clients including individuals, families, small and medium businesses, community organisations, corporations and Aboriginal communities.

Johnston Withers is the South Australian legal profession member of MSI Global Alliance, an association of independent law and accounting firms with over 250 member firms in 100 countries. The firm is also a member of the Statewide Legal Group, an association of one city and five independent country legal firms.

Today Johnston Withers has permanent offices in Adelaide, Port Augusta, Whyalla and Clare, and in addition services Roxby Downs on a regular basis.