Associate / Austin
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 & 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, 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.