John Houston Ii

John D. Houston II

John D. Houston II Of Counsel


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

Community Involvement

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


  • Haverford College, B.A.
  • George Washington University, LLB

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • 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
  • Best Lawyers in America 2009-2018
  • Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year in Health Care Law, 2019

Professional Affiliations

  • Member Allegheny County Bar Association