Updated: Oct 6
Chris Johnson has joined Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, PLLC as an Associate Attorney, partner Barbara Boone McGinnis announced today. Johnson will be providing legal expertise on a wide range of client issues with a focus on estate planning, probate, and VA benefits.
“Takacs McGinnis will benefit greatly from Chris’ expertise, which includes nearly two decades of experience as an attorney working in the U.S. military,” said McGinnis. “We are delighted that he will be putting his extensive experience to work for our client and their families.”
Chris comes to Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law with 19 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, serves on the Board of Directors of VFW Post 9851 in Hendersonville, and is a member of Rotary International Gallatin Noon Club and Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.