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Christopher James Johnson

Personal injury Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Christopher

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Christopher Johnson has spent a significant part of his career obtaining compensation for the harms and losses suffered by workers on the job. He has litigated across the State of Illinois against various employers such as: AT&T; Chicago Transit Authority; City of Chicago; Cook County; State of Illinois; Johnson Controls; Tyson Foods; Lowe’s; Home Depot; and Walmart. He has also represented nurses who were hurt on the job. While many of the injury cases that he has litigated have involved torn ligaments and tendons in the shoulders and knees, he also has years of experience handling cases involving disc injuries to the low back and neck. On rarer occasions, he has worked on cases involving irreparable eye and brain injuries. However, the majority of Mr. Johnson’s career has focused on obtaining compensation for the harms and losses that result as a consequence of basic safety rule violations outside of the work place. He has trial and appellate experience in personal injury cases across Illinois, many of which have involved: tractor-trailer crashes; car wrecks; motor vehicle to bicycle collisions; Uber drivers; Rasier drivers; Lyft drivers; motor vehicle to pedestrian collisions; safety rule violations on construction sites; wrongful death; and negligent maintenance by businesses.

Christopher Jhonson Super Lawyers BadgeHe is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He obtained his J.D. with Honors at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and his B.A. in History with Honors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Johnson is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association, and Workers’ Compensation Law Association. Mr. Johnson is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for personal injury lawyers and Distinguished Justice Advocates - fewer than 1% of attorneys in the United States are members of these organizations.

Education
J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Institute of Technology
Graduated with honors.

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Graduated with honors.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Chicago Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association

Workers' Compensation Law Association

Personal Injury Case Results
$1,800, – A driver ran a red light and t-boned the vehicle carrying our client, which lead to the need for spine surgery to help fix the damage done to the discs our client’s neck.
$1,550, – An AV Technician went too fast for conditions on a snowy road, slid out of control, and rear-ended our client’s car while he was stopped at a stop light. Our client required the replacement of surgical hardware and the installation of new hardware.
$1,050, – A semi driver was not paying attention and smashed into another tractor-trailer that was sitting on the shoulder of the highway due to engine problems. Our client underwent extensive medical treatment including surgeries.
$1,000, – A drunk driver did not yield the right-of-way to a father, who was bringing his family home from the library, which aggravated a condition that required spine surgery.
$850, – A tractor-trailer driver was not paying attention while sharing the road with others when he rear-ended a truck during morning rush hour, which resulted in the aggravation of a non-surgical degenerative spine condition.
$775, – A truck driver, who had falsified his logs, fell asleep at the wheel, ran another truck off the road, and caused a violent roll over resulting in a chronic spine condition that did not require surgery but required extensive pain management.
$750, – A semi driver who was going too fast for conditions on an icy parking lot rear-ended our client while he stopped at a gas station, which resulted in neck surgery.
$750, – A driver failed to stop at a stop sign in a residential neighborhood and struck our client’s car resulting in back surgery for a degenerative spine condition.
$680, – A pedestrian, who was shopping for his mother, was struck in the leg by a car reversing out of a parking stall. He needed several surgeries to help fix the damage in his knee.
$650, – Confidential
$600, – Confidential
$475, – A drunk driver ran a red light and t-boned another vehicle driven by a father who was bringing his sons home from playing soccer. Our client had to have spine surgery for a pre-existing neck condition.
$460, – Confidential
$450, – Confidential
$350, – A truck driver was not following the basic rules for backing up a flatbed trailer when he smashed into Plaintiff’s car while she was on the way to work, resulting in back surgery.
$310, - A driver failed to yield the right-of-way causing a t-bone collision, which aggravated the Plaintiff’s cervical disc condition resulting in surgery. Plaintiff previously was in a roll-over collision and experienced cervical disc symptoms months earlier.
$307, – An insurance salesman was not paying attention on the way to a meeting and rear-ended another vehicle in which Plaintiff was a passenger, resulting in knee surgery.
$300, – Plaintiff tripped on a dangerous condition resulting in a low back injury.
$300, – Confidential
$295, - A truck driver suffered a concussion and road rash due to a crash caused by a golf cart falling out of a truck on I-85 in Virginia.
$250, – A driver was not paying attention and rear-ended Plaintiff while she was waiting to make a left-hand turn. Plaintiff had extensive pain management.
$250, – Confidential
$250, – A driver was in a hurry to get onto the expressway and rear-ended Plaintiff’s vehicle while stopped at a ramp meter. Plaintiff had extensive pain management.
$250, – Confidential
$200, - A driver was t-boned on the way to work resulting in extensive pain management.
$200, - A bus driver was struck by another driver who wasn't paying attention resulting in extensive pain management.
Workers Compensation Case Results
$295, - A union worker aggravated a neck condition and had surgery. In addition to this settlement amount, the worker obtained over $250, in disability and medical benefits.
$275, - A worker was knocked to the ground by a machine resulting in hip and shoulder injuries. On top of this amount, the worker received over $175, in disability and medical benefits.
$225, - A bus driver was in a crash and had back surgery for an aggravated condition. In addition to this settlement amount, the worker received approximately $400, in other medical and disability benefits.
$225, - A Home Depot employee dropped a piece of wood on his foot, which resulted in a severe and complex pain disorder. On top of the final settlement amount, the injured worker secured over $175, in disability and medical benefits along with a Medicare Set-Aside for future care.
$225, - A UAW worker aggravated a spine condition that led to surgery. In addition to this settlement amount, the injured worker was able to secure $175, in other disability and medical benefits along with a Medicare Set-Aside for future care.
$220, - A prairie wind caused a truck door to strike a driver in the back of the head, causing a detached retina.
$200, - A maintenance worker slipped and fell causing the need for knee surgery. On top of the final settlement amount, the injured worker secured another $100, in disability and medical benefits.
$231, - Petitioner suffered rotator cuff tears in each arm and underwent two surgical repairs. This settlement amount does not include over $100, in paid disability and health benefits during the course of the case.
$195, - A mover injured his back lifting. He had pain management procedures but avoided surgery.
$175, - A CTA worker was electrocuted on the third rail when she fell during construction. This settlement does not include approximately $1,000, in health and disability benefits that were paid over the course of the case. This settlement also included a complete release of the CTA’s subrogation lien.
$150, - A worker injured his back moving heavy materials in a mine. He also received over $150, in health and disability benefits over the course of the case.
$150, - A florist slipped and fell on water, resulting in two spine surgeries. On top of this amount, the Petitioner received over $150, in health and disability benefits.
$149,* - A nurse aggravated a back injury moving a patient. In addition to the settlement amount, our client received over $100, in health and disability benefits.

 

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Location

Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck, P.C.
77 West Washington Street
20th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60602

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Posted by Maria ornelas | September 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer
Excelente trabajo que hizo en mi caso. Siempre en contacto con sus clientes manteniendo informado a su cliente del proceso y avance de su caso
Posted by Marlene | January 6, 2015
Excellent lawyer
I appreciate Christopher dearly he helped me feel confident and his secretaries were awesome! I have very good experience with him! I would definately use him if God forbid anything else happens to me. He made sure I was happy with all my services from therapy to every problem i encountered along the way. I appreciate him so much and his staff.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2009
Mr. Johnson Is a very good and fair, hard working lawyer
He is a great Lawyer and I would use him again if I needed to..
Posted by James | December 18, 2009
Financial Secretary
I really appreciate Attorney C. Johnson. He does a great job representing me. He is an excellent attorney.
Posted by Jennifer | December 18, 2009
Excellent in Service
MR Johnson is a very knowledgeable person , He gets to know you has a person not just a client, He understand how your feeling and makes you feel better about your situation , He is with you every step of the way and if you don't understand something he makes sure you understand before you make a decision . He is on top of keeping you informed on anything that is going on with your case and is very easy to be in contact with either by phone or email. My case has been going on for almost two years and I'm still working with Chris today , if it wasn't for him i don't think i would be where i am today with my recovery.All I can say is he excellent in his job and i will refer him to anyone in the furture..
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Posted by Roy | December 18, 2009
Thank You for your timely assistance
Christopher provided prompt accurate service to me that enhanced my ability to prevail in a settlement for which if ! didn't have his assistance the outcome would have been much less. He gave me insight on angles to persue that would increase the probability of a better settlement. I appreciated his work so much that I have already referred him to another potential client which happens to be a family member of mines, and typically you don't refer junk to your family.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Katz Friedman Eagle Eisenstein Johnson & Bareck
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Parente & Norem, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Foreman & Abels, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2006

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Skokie Car Crash
  • Settled - $1,550,000.00
  • Chicago Car Crash
  • Settled - $250,000.00
  • Quad Cities trucking collision - back, neck, and shoulder injuries
  • Settlement - $1,050,000.00
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Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Emerging Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (70)
Endorse Christopher
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child abuse Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is genuine hard working and he cares about his clients. And he gets great results."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is an outstanding lawyer and advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris Johnson's results as a personal injury lawyer are second to none. He consistently obtains excellent outcomes for his clients. He is quickly establishing himself as an elite lawyer for the severely injured."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher is an excellent attorney with deep knowledge of the law and compassion for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer as he has demonstrated diligence in the handling of workers' compensation claims. He works hard in assisting those injured on the job."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a knowledgeable and skilled attorney. I recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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