Christopher is a compassionate and accomplished Chicago family law attorney who focuses on divorce, custody, child support and many other areas of family law.
Throughout his legal career, Christopher has been recognized by his peers as an outstanding member of the Chicago legal community. In February 2014, he was recognized by the Chicago Law Bulletin in a front page article for his robust commitment to family law and the clients he serves. Additionally, in March 2013, Christopher was honored by Illinoisprobono.org as “Advocate of the Month.” This incredible honor was bestowed by his peers for their appreciation of Christopher’s extraordinary dedication and contributions to the legal community.
A natural born litigator, Christopher brings a confident and charismatic personality to the courtroom. Having been “first chair” in both jury and bench trials, Christopher understands and welcomes trial when necessary to achieve the goals of his clients.
Academically, Christopher attended DePaul for his undergraduate degree, double-majoring in English and American Studies, and John Marshall Law School, for his Juris Doctor and Masters degree in Intellectual Property.
Christopher is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He also sits on the Illinois Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission, serving on the Language Access Committee.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2010||11/12/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Attorney of the Month||Illinoisprobono.org||2013|
|Managing Attorney||Johnsen & Buchanan||2014 - Present|
|Associate||Brian Dailey Law Firm||2013 - 2015|
|Attorney||The Law Offices of J. Christopher Johnsen||2012 - 2013|
|Attorney||Legal Assistance Foundation Of Metropolitan Chicago||2012 - 2013|
|DUI-Summary Suspension Program||Chicago Bar Association||2011 - 2013|
|Auditor||Zurich North America||2008 - 2012|
|Judicial Extern||Cook County Circuit Court||2005 - 2007|
|International Legal Assistant||Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione||2003 - 2005|
|Legal Assistant||Orum and Roth||2001 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Chicago Bar Association, LGBT Rigths Committee||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Illinois Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission||Language Access Committee||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|John Marshall Law School||Intellectual Property||LL.M - Master of Laws||2007|
|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|DePaul University College of Law||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|The Dailey Law Radio Show||Family law||2013|