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Chris Johnson, CELA

Attorney and Partner

Bring this emerging leader on the national elder care law stage to your readers, listeners, and viewers. 

Chris Johnson, Attorney & Partner -  - Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law & Estate Planning in TN

Elder Law Attorney. Marine. Military Officer. Veteran. Advocate. 

As an attorney, Marine, military officer, and veteran, Chris brings a unique perspective to your audience. His deep expertise—and his compelling personal story—will resonate deeply with your readers, viewers, and listeners.   


  • COVID & Nursing Homes

  • Paying for Care

  • Residential Transitions

  • Demographic Trends

  • Estate Planning

  • Legal Issues

  • Medicaid Planning

  • Elder Care Law

  • Patient Advocacy

  • VA Benefits

  • Caregiving

  • Care Advocacy


Chris can also help you identify next-level story ideas that will keep you ahead of the curve. 

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About Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is attorney and partner at Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, the nation’s leading elder care law firm.  


  • 5 years of elder law, estate planning, and VA benefits planning experience

  • Over 20 years of legal and military experience

  • Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy

  • Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps

  • Deployments to Japan and Afghanistan

  • Military service includes roles as Infantry Officer and Judge Advocate; 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 Afghanistan National Army

  • Retired from military service in 2014 with the rank of Major, heading the Legal Services Support Team serving Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy

  • Juris Doctor degree from the College of William and Mary School of Law

  • VA Accredited Attorney

  • Member, Board of Directors, Vista Points

  • Member, Board of Director, Life Care Planning Law Firms Association

  • Previous member Board of Directors, VFW Post 9851 in Hendersonville, Tennessee

  • Named to the Best Lawyers Ones to Watch list in 2021 and 2022

Media Resume

Chris Johnson is an experienced guest, panelist, and television host. He is a frequent guest on Morning Line and Open Line on Nashville Channel 5 and the co-host of Aging Starts Now, a weekly podcast on elder care-related topics. 


Chris Johnson is the co-host of Aging Starts Now, a weekly podcast on elder care-related topics.


Legal Publishing Credits

Chris Johnson writes for and gives presentations regularly to attorneys and other professionals about elder care law, estate planning, and matters relating to VA benefits.

Bring Chris Johnson to Your Audience
To book Chris Johnson on your program or to arrange for an interview, call (615) 824-2571 or email us

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