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    Chris Johnson

    Attorney

    Bar Admissions:LouisianaTexasU.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana U.S. District Court, Eastern District of TexasU.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western District of ArkansasUnited State Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    Education:Texas Christian University, Bachelor of Science, May 1994, cum laude.Texas Tech University School of Law, Juris Doctor, May 1999, cum laude. 
    Honors & Awards:Law Clerk to the Honorable Donald E. Walter, United States District Judge, Western District of Louisiana, 1999-2000.President of the Young Lawyers’ Section, Shreveport Bar Association, 2004.Former member, Harry V. Booth and Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court, 2000-2008. 

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Chris began practicing law in his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. After having the privilege of clerking for the Honorable Donald E. Walter, United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, he joined the firm of Pettiette, Armand, Dunkelman, Woodley, Byrd & Cromwell and actively litigated the defense of civil rights and medical malpractice claims for four years.

In 2004, Chris joined Nix, Patterson & Roach, L.L.P., and eventually moved to the firm’s Austin, Texas office. His practice with NPR initially focused on representing families in nursing home neglect and abuse cases across multiple states. Through his multi-state nursing home practice, he secured several significant victories at trial for injured clients and their families. Chris continued representing victims of large corporations as his practice focus shifted primarily to representing victims of insurance bad faith in a class action context. He was fortunate to be a part of the NPR team that made billions of dollars available to victims of predatory insurance claims payment practices in both the personal injury and homeowner claim contexts. Chris’ practice then shifted away from class actions and became focused on representing people injured by pharmaceutical companies, serving on a national plaintiff steering committee for a large mass tort that was recently concluded.

After many years of successful practice with NPR, Chris enthusiastically joined Anthony at Bruster PLLC where he continues his nationwide practice of representing clients harmed by all forms of corporate misconduct, in large scale and complex litigation against some of the largest companies in the world. Currently, Chris focuses primarily on representing victims of the tobacco industry in New Mexico whose lives were forever altered by addiction to cigarettes.

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