Tara L. Johnston


Tara Johnston is a partner of Erlingson Banks, PLLC.

A native of Ruston, Louisiana, Tara earned her B.S. from Louisiana Tech University in 1999, and her Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Civil Law from the Louisiana State University Law Center in 2002.

Tara is licensed to practice before all Louisiana state courts, the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of the United States District Courts for Louisiana, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Tara’s practice is focused primarily in litigation, with an emphasis on civil rights defense and law enforcement defense. She has been designated as a Certified Litigation Professional in Corrections

Bar Admissions

Louisiana 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana

Professional Associations and Memberships

Louisiana State Bar Association
Baton Rouge Bar Association
Louisiana Sheriff’s Association
Certified Litigation Professional in Corrections Litigation
Defense Research Institute


  • Louisiana Tech University, B.S. 1999
  • Louisiana State University, J.D. 2002
  • Louisiana State University, B.C.L. 2002

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Law Enforcement Defense
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense