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Christopher B. Johnson

About Christopher Johnson

About me

Chris Johnson serves clients in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties in trusts, wills and probate. He brings extensive experience in drafting estate plans for small to the largest estates, as well as years of reaching successful outcomes for clients in disputes involving wills, trusts or elder abuse.


He is a Dean's Scholar graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California, earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Wheaton College in 1991.


Prior to his work at U.S. Trust as a Senior Vice President with ultra high net worth clients, he was a founding partner of Russakow | Ryan | Johnson, P.C. He also founded his own estate planning and probate practice in Pasadena, and worked as a civil litigation attorney for the Law Office of Errol Berk in Ventura. He has appeared on NBC-TV news and radio programs to discuss estate planning and probate issues, as well as interviews for local and national publications, and is a frequent lecturer regarding trust, probate and elder law issues.