BERNARD S. JOHNSON

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Mr. Johnson’s primary areas of practice are commercial litigation, estate and trust litigation, and litigation regarding business associations, including LLC’s,partnerships, and corporations. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University,cum laude, and his law degree from Louisiana State University Law Center, where he was Editor in Chief of the Louisiana Law Review. 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, and 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 chairman of the boards of directors of the two Louisiana regions of Christus Health System.  

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 and Central Louisiana Board of Directors of Christus Health System, Chairman
  • Shreveport Bar Association, Past President

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers, 2008 – 2019

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

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Phone:
318.227.7731

Fax:
318.227.7850

Email:
bernard.johnson@cookyancey.com

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