Christopher Johnson

Associate / Austin


Education and Academic Affiliations

Texas Tech University School of Law, Juris Doctorate,cum laude, May 1999

Texas Christian University, Bachelor of Science, cum laude, May 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

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.

Professional Honors

Law Clerk to the Honorable Donald E. Walter, United States District Judge, Western District of Louisiana, 1999-2000.

Bar and Court Admissions



U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western District of Arkansas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


Chris Johnson 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 and eventually moved to the firm’s Austin, Texas office. His practice with Nix Patterson initially focused on representing families in nursing home neglect and abuse cases across multiple states. Through his multi-state nursing home practice, Mr. Johnson secured a number of 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. Chris was part of the NPR team that generated dozens of national class action settlements that made substantial recoveries for victims of predatory insurance claims payment practices. Today, Chris 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.