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The firm of Michael S. Johnstone AIA specializes in forensic investigation of golf course design and safety and also building design and construction.

The Firm

A small team of specialists working in close association with Michael Johnstone.


Identifying and resolving conflict in complex matters of golf course design & safety.


40 years of architectural design and consulting with $200 million in construction.


Case studies and peer reviewed articles on golf course safety and architecture.

We have been studying this case for two years and could not find the chain of responsibility/negligence, and within two weeks you nailed it down for us and our future path is clear.”

AttorneyOakland, California

We settled the case for an amount that we were very happy with… I’ve also recommended that Tribal First list you as one of its preferred experts in golf course safety.”

AttorneySanta Fe, New Mexico

After Michael redesigned the dogleg next to our home, the number of errant balls in our yard dropped from more than twenty a week down to two or three.”

HomeownerCary, North Carolina

Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason. — Leonardo da Vinci