Chris Johnson focuses his practice on high-stakes litigation, dispositive motions, and appeals.
Chris has substantial experience with all facets of litigation, including fact investigation, pleadings, fact and expert discovery, depositions, and motion practice. He has appeared in dozens of cases in federal courts across the country, attending hearings and arguing motions. Chris maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented individuals seeking asylum in U.S. immigration courts, relief in state habeas proceedings, and expungement of their criminal records.
Before joining Jones Day, Chris served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, where he gained significant legal research and writing experience. Prior to attending law school, he worked in the oil and gas industry as a petroleum engineer.
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- Columbia University (J.D. 2018; Notes Editor, Columbia Law Review; President, Columbia Federalist Society); University of Notre Dame (B.S. in Chemical Engineering magna cum laude 2013; Tau Beta Pi)
- California; Michigan; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eighth Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California and Eastern District of Michigan
- Law Clerk to Judge Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (2018-2019)