VISION

Johnsen Law was founded with a desire to maximize the value of legal services to businesses of all sizes and industries. Before beginning his legal career at large international law firms and eventually rising to the level of partner, Chris Johnsen managed outside counsel for his own businesses. With this unique perspective, Chris understands not only how to provide top-notch legal services, but how to deliver these services in a manner that best serves the business needs of his clients and maximizes value.

 

Johnsen Law obsessively focuses on maintaining the lowest overhead possible, automating processes, and utilizing technology to increase accuracy and efficiency. Johnsen Law offers flat fees whenever possible, believing that when flat fees are appropriately structured, they are beneficial to both the firm and the client. Johnsen Law also offers package options and limited scope representations. Clients win when they have options and fees are reasonable and predictable.

 

Johnsen Law commits itself to being responsive and providing an overall smooth, client-centric experience. What separates Johnsen Law is not only providing excellent quality legal services, but understanding its clients’ businesses and concerns.

EXPERIENCE

With a dual JD/MBA, entrepreneurial spirit, and an array of business experience, Chris Johnsen offers his corporate clients truly business-centric legal counsel and representation as a strategic partner. His ability to view legal matters through the lens of an experienced business owner and manager allows him to deliver outstanding legal services that align with corporate goals.

 

Before starting his own firm, Chris was a partner at the large international law firm Holland & Knight, where he represented both small and large corporate clients in a wide range of business matters. He focuses his practice on business law and has experience representing clients in various industries, including energy, transportation, healthcare, technology, medical device, entertainment, retail, financial services, securities, and real estate. He is licensed to practice law in Texas, Florida, and New Mexico.

 

Chris has owned and currently owns businesses in multiple industries, including advertising, food services, nightlife, retail, and real estate. These experiences have bestowed him with the unique business judgment and perspective that he brings to his corporate clients.

 

Education

  • JD, Stetson University College of Law, summa cum laude (4th in class of 200+)
  • MBA, Stetson University School of Business Administration
  • BBA, Finance and Real Estate, Florida Atlantic University, magna cum laude

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers magazine, a Thomson Reuters service, 2014-2017
  • Managing Editor, Stetson Law Review

Community Engagement

  • State Bar of Texas: Corporate Counsel Section | Court Rules Committee
  • Leadership Houston, Class XXX
  • Leadership Lake Houston, Class V
  • Center for Houston’s Future: Business/Civic Leadership Forum | LeadershipNEXT
  • Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce

Publications and Presentations

  • Thinking Outside the Barrel: How the Price of Oil impacts Litigation, Co-Author, Texas Lawyer, January 28, 2015
  • High Court Weighs Issue of Subsurface Trespass, Co-Author, Texas Lawyer, March 10, 2014
  • Munoz-Perez v. State, 942 So. 2nd 1025 (Fla. 4th Dist. App 2006), Stetson Law Review 36:3. 931, Spring 2007
  • FedEx Ground Package System v. Futch, 944 So. 2d 469 (Fla. 3rd Dist. App. 2006), Stetson Law Review 36:3, 957, Spring 2007
  • Government Crackdown of Employee Misclassification as Independent Contractors, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Conference, April 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Florida
  • New Mexico

For any general inquiries, please contact me at chris@johnsenlaw.com