Law Offices of J. Christopher Johnsen

309 W. Washington St., Ste. 700 Chicago, Illinois 60606
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Open 24 hours 7 days a week
Client Rating 5.0 of 5.0
Christopher is a compassionate and accomplished Chicago family law attorney who focuses on divorce, custody, child support and many other areas of family law. He not only handles cases in Cook county, but also the surrounding counties.

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.

Christopher recently finished teaching at Loyola Law School for their trial advocacy class. This was the 2nd year he was invited back to lecture for an intensive week long seminar-type class.

Attorney Johnsen was sworn into the United States Supreme Court this past June 2015. He also serve on the Judicial Evaluation Committee for the Chicago Bar Association.

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I am delighted to having been named a Rising Star in 2016 by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars. I am also proud to have served on the Chicago Bar Association's Judicial Evaluation Committee. I was appointed less than a year ago and yet I was able to help evaluate three candidates who are seeking to be on the bench in Cook County. Because friends and family frequently ask me, "Who should I vote for?" I'm attaching the CBA's just released list of who they've recommended.

  • J. Christopher Johnsen

    J. Christopher Johnsen

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    Personal Injury Law

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    a client - 2016-02-01 10:17:48

    I must say, when it comes to something as emotional as divorce, regardless if you initiate it or not... It's still a very difficult process. I couldn't seem to find a pen. Ever. I knew going into this I would not be able to stand on my own, let alone stand up for myself! So when it came time to make it officially O.V.E.R., I needed a attorney that would be the backbone I knew I couldn't, wouldn't and was NOT prepared to be. Christopher, i'll say it again, was exactly what I needed. I recommend him to anyone regardless of gender, if you need someone to get the job done and represent your needs fully. You've found him... Best of luck! :p

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    Scott - 2016-01-29 16:05:50

    Mr. Johnsen achieved an excellent result for me. His thoughtful and creative negotiating style proved to be extremely effective and I was quite satisfied with the end result of my case.

    Experience & Credentials
    Illinois State Bar
    Accepts checks and all forms of major credit cards
    The John Marshall Law School
    DePaul University