Chris Johnson Named to AAJ Board of Governors

Chris Johnson, Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel Attorney

Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel is proud to announce that firm partner Chris Johnson has been elected to represent trial lawyers in Texas on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (AAJ).

The appointment to national leadership within the largest association of trial lawyers reflects a career-long commitment by Johnson to promoting professionalism and the highest standards within the legal profession.

What is the American Association for Justice?

Formed in 1946 and based in Washington, D.C., the AAJ’s mission is to promote justice and fairness for injured individuals and safeguard the constitutional right to a trial by jury. Members in each state are represented by two members of the Board of Governors. Johnson was elected to represent Texas during the AAJ’s winter meeting in Austin, Texas, in February.

About Chris Johnson

A partner in Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel’s Dallas office, Johnson completed the AAJ’s Justice and Leadership Academy in 2018 and previously served as a Minority Caucus Board of Governors representative. Johnson currently serves on the AAJ Minority Caucus Executive Committee as secretary.. He is also a member of the Dallas Asian American Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and the Dallas Bar Association.

His practice is focused on helping victims who have been catastrophically injured by dangerous products and toxic substances, including people dealing with mesothelioma resulting from asbestos exposure and individuals who have been exposed to Monsanto’s glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide. Johnson also represents victims of sexual abuse.

In 2022, Johnson was part of a litigation team that secured a $5.63 million settlement on behalf of a Hawai’i student who was sexually assaulted by a teacher. The settlement ranked among the Top 50 of 2022, according to an analysis of state and federal records by researchers at TopVerdict.com. He was also part of a litigation team that secured a $5.45 million settlement on behalf of a Washington state man who was exposed to cancer-causing asbestos; that case was also recognized among the Top 50 for 2022.

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