Madison (Maddie) M. Johnston, a Saint Louis University School of Law graduate, joined the Fox Smith team in 2018. After law school, Maddie worked for a large St. Louis defense firm. While in law school, Maddie worked for a local defense firm and as a Legal Intern for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Since joining Fox Smith, Maddie has acquired knowledge in the pre-trial process by assisting in the defense of local hospitals as well as pharmaceutical and environmental companies.

Maddie currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Prairie Foundation, a non-profit prairie conservation organization. While at St. Louis University School of Law, Maddie was a lead editor on the Journal of Health Law and Policy. She also served as the President of the Environmental Law Society as well as the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Maddie was named to the 2020 SuperLawyer's list of Rising Stars.



  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Eastern District of Missouri
  • Western District of Missouri


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, 2017
  • Denison University, Granville, OH, 2014 – BA in Environmental Studies


  • Missouri Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources