Faculty Profile: Christopher Johnson

Christopher JohnsonTakacs McGinnis Elder Care Law
Previous Courses Taught (7)
  • Elder Law Forum 2022: Everything You Need to Know About VA Benefits… Almost!
  • Elder Law Forum 2022
  • Elder Law 2021: VA Benefits
  • Elder Law Forum 2021
  • Elder Law 2019: Veterans Administration Updates
  • Elder Law Basics in Jamestown
  • Elder Law Forum 2019

Chris comes to Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law with over 20 years of legal and military experience. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps after graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy, Chris' career included multiple deployments to Japan and Afghanistan and he served in a number of roles as an Infantry Officer and Judge Advocate, including Platoon Commander, Company Commander, Chief Legal Assistance Officer, Senior Defense Counsel, Military Justice Officer, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion Executive Officer, Commanding General's Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, and Deputy Chief Legal Advisor to the to the Afghanistan National Army. Prior to his retirement from military service in 2014, Chris had achieved the rank of Major and was heading the Legal Services Support Team serving Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina. After relocating to the Nashville area, Chris previously worked at a law firm where his practice included elder law, estate planning and administration, probate law, and VA benefits planning.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Juris Doctor degree from the College of William and Mary School of Law. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, formerly served on the Board of Directors of VFW Post 9851 in Hendersonville, currently serves on the Board of Directors for Vista Points, and is a member of Rotary International Gallatin Noon Club and Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.
When he's not serving clients, Chris enjoys swimming, sailing, hunting, attending his son's sporting events, and raising his new baby daughter with his amazing wife, Melissa.