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J. Christopher Johnsen


J. Christopher Johnsen

J. Christopher Johnsen, Partner, brings compassion and over thirteen years of experience to family law matters. A skilled communicator, he simplifies complex legal issues for clients, empowering them to make informed choices. Specializing in assisting business owners and entrepreneurs, Christopher employs creative strategies to protect their interests throughout the divorce process. Admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, he combines legal expertise with a strategic approach to address unique challenges.

Professional Background:

  • Founding partner at Johnsen Law, LLC, before joining Family Law Solutions
  • Invited to teach Trial Advocacy at Loyola Law School
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court

Teaching and Community Involvement:

  • Extensive pro bono work, including board membership with Minority Legal Education Review
  • Committee member with the Diversity Scholarship Foundation since 2017
  • Served on the Illinois Access to Justice Committee and collaborated with Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF) and Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS)
  • Recognized as “Advocate of the Month” by


  • LLM in Intellectual Property, The John Marshall Law School, 2007
  • J.D., The John Marshall Law School, 2007
  • B.A. in English and American Studies, DePaul University, 1999


  • Illinois Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016 – 2019
  • Best Under 40, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016 – 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2017 – 2018

Pro Bono Engagements:

  • Diversity Scholarship Foundation, Committee Member, 2017 – Present
  • Minority Legal Education Review, Tutor Lead 2012 – 2020, Board Member 2016
  • Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF), Annual Gala Committee, 2017 – 2018
  • Legal Assistance Foundation, pro bono Attorney, 2013 – 2017
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, pro bono Attorney, 2012 – 2013
  • Chicago Bar Association, pro bono Attorney, DUI Summary Suspension Program, 2011 – 2013
  • Illinois Access to Justice Committee, Committee Member, 2012
  • First Defense Legal Aid, pro bono Attorney, 2011

About Us

Family law is complicated. The impact on the lives of everyone involved cannot be minimized, but Janet helps her clients discover that life will go on, and in many cases, will be better.