Bernard S. Johnson

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Mr. Johnson’s primary areas of practice are commercial litigation, contract issues, and commercial transactions. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his law degree from Louisiana State University, where he was Editor in Chief of the Louisiana Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He was admitted to practice in 1977 and served one year as law clerk to then Justice Albert Tate, Jr., of the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a member of the National Association of Diocesan Attorneys. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Johnson is listed by SuperLawyers as having attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in the areas of Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, and Trust & Estate Litigation.  He serves as vice-Chairman of the boards of directors of the three Louisiana regions of Christus Health System.  He served as law clerk for Justice Albert Tate, Jr., at the Louisiana Supreme Court in 1977-1978.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Issues
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Bankruptcy Law

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1978

EDUCATION

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Honors: Member, Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: Louisiana Law Review, Editor in Chief
  • Yale University
    • B.A. (Cum Laude) – 1974

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • National Association of Diocesan Attorneys, Member
  • Northern Louisiana Regional Board of Directors of Christus Health System, Former Chairman
  • Shreveport Bar Association, Immediate Past President

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers, 2008 – 2013

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish
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