Christopher G Johnson

T 502.568.0357
F 502.581.1087
400 West Market Street
Suite 3200
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-3363

Chris has successfully represented a wide range of clients including companies, non-profit organizations and individuals in a variety of litigation matters including cases involving wrongful death claims, allegations of bad faith, maritime matters, complex commercial claims, product liability actions, coverage matters, and multi-plaintiff mass tort actions.


Chris has successfully handled hundreds of matters and prides himself on an aggressive, results-oriented approach dictated by his clients' specific needs and goals. Chris has assisted defense clients in getting numerous cases dismissed in the pretrial stages. He has also negotiated many favorable settlements, participated in numerous depositions, mediations and hearings, and has helped obtained favorable verdicts for clients in bench and jury trials. Representing local, regional, national and international clients, Chris has practiced before multiple Kentucky Courts, Kentucky's Court of Appeals, Kentucky's Supreme Court, Indiana State Courts, and numerous Federal Courts throughout the country. Chris' clients include Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies, as well as large multinational entities in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, France and China. As a fluent Spanish speaker, Chris has handled large matters arising in Latin America. He has also assisted with national, multidistrict litigation (MDL) cases. Before attending law school, Chris worked as an Analyst for Citigroup.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Rising Stars®, 2013-2016

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Kentucky Bar Association Civil Litigation Section, Chair-Elect

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Louisville Bar Association – CLE Presentation: "Insurance Bad Faith - Perspectives from the Defense and Plaintiff's Bar," June 14, 2017

NBI – CLE Presentation: "Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Kentucky," September 23, 2016

Bad Faith Presentation to Louisville Bar Association: "Bad Faith Claims in Kentucky," May 31, 2016

DRI Insurance Bad Faith: 'A Compendium of State Law' (Kentucky and Indiana chapters), December 2015

 "Catch 22 - Freight Brokers' Dilemma in Seeking to Avoid Negligent Hiring and Vicariously Liability Claims," DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar Newsletter, Volume 16 Issue 1 Spring 2013

Kentucky Chapter of DRI – Trade Secrets/Non-Compete Compendium, May 2012

DRI Insurance Bad Faith: 'A Compendium of State Law' (Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee chapters), December 2010 Ethical Considerations for Litigators In a ‘24/7,’ On-Line World
2010 Winter Edition of ABA's Litigation Journal

Plaintiffs' Interests Prepare to Fight Supreme Court Rulings that Heightened Pleading Standard; Defense Attorneys Armed With Weapon to Combat Frivolous Complaints
DRI Commercial Litigation Publication, The Business Suit, December 2009

Supreme Court Ruling Confirms Heightened Pleading Standard, July 2009

"We're Not in Kansas Anymore" – A Young Lawyer's Primer on the Multidistrict Litigation Process
DRI Commercial Litigation Publication, The Business Suit, July 2009

Section 16.10.1 – Self Critical Analysis Privilege
Lawsuit!: Reducing the Risk of Product Liability for Manufacturers, January 2009

Non-Competition Agreements in Kentucky
DRI Trade Secrets and Agreement Not to Compete: A State-by-State Compendium - Kentucky Chapter, December 2008

Courts' Treatment of the Self-Critical Analysis Privilege, December 2007
Cincinnati Law Library News, January 2008

"Bring It On": The High-Stakes Battle Over Whether The Courts, Congress or The FEC Should Muzzle Independent "527" Television Advertising
7 VAND. J. ENT. L. & PRAC. 485. Summer, 2005

Other Contact Info


Cindy Endy
T 502.779.8640