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The best description for Christopher Johnson is compassionate and experienced. With over 28 years of working in the criminal justice system, Chris understands how the system works. As a former prosecutor and now a criminal defense attorney, Chris has a unique and varied perspective that most lawyers do not and never will have. Inside information is good. This perspective, know-how and the depth of the SPOE Criminal Law Team are what get things done for our clients. Chris has a reputation for being a strong advocate who treats people well. How about this: people that were once prosecuted by Chris have now hired him to represent them. This speaks volumes about Chris’ character as both a lawyer and a person.
A native of Springfield, Minnesota, Chris earned his Bachelors of Arts Degree from St. Olaf College and his Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law. He primarily handles cases involving criminal charges or bankruptcy:
Criminal Defense: Felonies, Gross Misdemeanors and Misdemeanors
Traffic Law: Citations/Tickets
Driver’s License Issues
Chapter 7 discharge
Chris is married and has three daughters. He is active in his church. He has coached youth basketball, softball and volleyball and has served on the girls youth basketball board. He also enjoys playing golf – most of the time.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||1987||10/17/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|10 Best||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2017|
|Attorney||Smith, Paulson, O'Donnell & Erickson||2016 - Present|
|Attorney||Black, Moore, Magnussen Ltd.||2007 - 2016|
|City Prosecutor||City Prosecutor for the City of Elk River||2002 - 2007|
|Assistant District Attorney||District Attorney Offices Sherburne County||1990 - 2001|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Clerk for The Honorable Richard Kelly||1983 - 1984|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|U. S. District Court- Minnesota||Member||1992 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|William Mitchell College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Saint Olaf College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Law Enforcement Officer Training||DWI Forfeiture||2007|
|Law Enforcement Officer Training||Motor Vehichles- Stops, Warrantless Searches, Searches||2003|
|Law Enforcement Officer Training||A Law Enforcement Officers Guide to Testifying in Court||1998|
|Law Enforcement Officer Training||DWI's : Charging through Probation||1996|
|Law Enforcement Officer Training||Enforcement of Orders for Protection||1992|
|Law Enforcement Officer Training||Domestic Violence Related Orders: OFP, Harassment Retraining Order and Domestic Abuse No Contact Orders||1991|
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