Christian Johnson is Of Counsel in the firm's Seattle office. He represents insurance companies in complex coverage litigation, including cases arising out of environmental, product liability, public entity liability, and advertising injury claims. He also has extensive experience representing public and private entities (including City and County of San Francisco, domestic and international airlines, air traffic control contractors, and shipping companies) in litigation involving premise liability, wrongful death, products liability, and general negligence claims. 

In particular, Christian has experience handling complex wrongful death litigation involving aviation and maritime-related accidents and collisions, including claims involving sophisticated military products and weapon systems installed on military aircraft. His significant experience litigating claims for the above entities has provided him with the ability to effectively handle all aspects of litigation, while also enabling him to evaluate coverage issues from a unique perspective. Christian works closely with clients to provide cost-effective recommendations and advice.

Christian previously obtained his J.D. from Tulane University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude. Thereafter, he earned an L.L.M. in admiralty and maritime law from Tulane University School of Law, where he graduated with Distinction and first in his class. While at Tulane, Christian received 9 CALI awards for obtaining the top grade in 9 classes, including every admiralty and maritime class offered at Tulane University School of Law at the time. After attending law school, he externed for three judges in New Orleans. Christian also worked for nearly nine years at one of the largest insurance defense firms in the world, Clyde & Co US, LLP.

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Christian presently resides in Lake Oswego, Oregon with his wife and daughter.

Professional Memberships and Associations:

  • American Bar Association, Member

Speaking Engagements/Presentations:

  • Presentation to EVA Airways Corporation re new issues in Aviation Law (November 2023)

Awards:

Tulane University School of Law L.L.M. Program:

  • Edward A. Dodd, Jr. Award (Top GPA in Admiralty and Maritime Law courses)
  • 9 CALI Awards (Top Examination Grade)

Bar Admission

California (2012)

Oregon (2018)

Education

University of Oregon, B.S. (Business and Psychology minors (cum laude)

Tulane University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude)

Tulane University School of Law, L.L.M. (Admiralty and Maritime Law) (Top of Class, with Distinction)