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     Larry Johns is a native Las Vegan who has practiced law in Las Vegas, Nevada for over fifty years. He earned his B.A. degree in 1966 at the University of Arizona (French major, history minor) and Juris Doctor in 1968. Licensed to practice in state and federal court in Nevada, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court, he has tried over one hundred civil and criminal cases including the 25-year long Baneberry lawsuit brought against the Atomic Energy Commission for its negligent exposure of two Nevada Test Site workers who died of leukemia within four years after their exposure to the lethal Baneberry cloud.

Married nearly 53 years to Mary his college sweetheart, father of four and grandfather of eight, Larry limits his legal activities to serving as a court appointed arbitrator and judge Pro Tem in Nevada courts, but devotes most of his time to reading and writing. After the publication of The Baneberry Disaster in 2017, he wrote a memoir about Londonderry, New Hampshire founded in 1719 by Scotch Irish pioneers, including his great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather, and the lessons he learned from that adventure.
He is a life-long student of English, French, European and American history with an emphasis upon English and American Constitutional history and has written essays on those subjects. He also writes essays on topical political issues.

He is currently working on a trilogy: the first, a novel about a young lawyer and his first murder trial, a mystery story that incorporates his experiences as a criminal defense lawyer. The first novel will be ready for publication by May 2019, with the second and third novels by the end of 2019.

Alan Johns came to Las Vegas at age four with his parents and two siblings in 1942 and has practiced law in Las Vegas, Nevada for over fifty years. He earned his B.A. degree at the University of Colorado with an English literature major and Juris Doctor in 1962. Licensed to practice in state and federal court in Nevada, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court, he served as Chief of the Criminal Division of the District Attorney’s Office and has tried hundreds of civil and criminal cases including the 25-year long Baneberry lawsuit brought against the Atomic Energy Commission based upon its negligent exposure of two Nevada Test Site workers who died of leukemia.

Married nearly 55 years to Loretta, the girl of his dreams, father of three boys and grandfather of eight, Alan focuses his legal activities to serving as a court appointed arbitrator and judge Pro Tem in Nevada courts. He still handles cases of interest and importance. He devotes much of his extra time to thinking, which he finds is best accommodated during yard work and gardening. After the publication of The Baneberry Disaster in 2017, he has collaborated with his brother Larry in a memoir about Londonderry, New Hampshire founded in 1719 by Scotch Irish pioneers, including his great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather.

A poet at heart, Alan has written hundreds of humorous poems over the course of his life, some about family members delivered at annual family Christmas parties, but many others on a variety of subjects including humorous anecdotes about courtroom experiences and caricatures and satires of the judges, lawyers and politicians with whom he has practiced during his long legal career. He continues to write humorous poetry and is compiling some of his poems for publication later this year.