John D. Houston II

John D. Houston II

Of Counsel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

John is a founding member of Houston Harbaugh. His practice is focused on healthcare, general corporate matters, and estate planning and wealth preservation.


Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Health Care

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.B.
  • Haverford College
    • B.A.

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®., 2009 - 2018
  • AV Preeminent® Rated Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System
  • John P. “Jerry” Auld Award for Community Service Passavant Hospital Foundation - Legacy of Caring Awards 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Probate Counsel
  • Past Trustee, Pennsylvania Bar Insurance Trust
  • Former Member, Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation Board of Trustees (past President)
  • Former Member, Pittsburgh Public Theater Board of Trustees
  • Board Member, UPMC Passavant Hospital
  • Fellow, Allegheny County Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Pennsylvania Bar Foundation
  • Former Board Member; Secretary; Past Chairman of the Board, Pittsburgh Lifetime Care Community
  • Former Member, Pittsburgh Public Theater Board of Trustees (past Treasurer)
  • Member and Secretary, Passavant Foundation Board
  • Board Member, Sherwood Oaks Fund