Heritage Law Group, PLLC, is proud to announce the addition of Attorney Chris Johnson. He brings years of legal and military experience to the team and is dedicated to helping Veterans and their families.
"I started Heritage Law Group in order to serve others," said owner, Jake Mason. "No one understands service to others more than veterans like Chris Johnson. His legal background as a judge advocate in the Marines, and his dedication to serving others, makes him a perfect fit at Heritage Law Group."
Johnson was born in Detroit and graduated with merit from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, he graduated from The Basic School at Quantico, Virginia on the Commanding General's Honor Roll and then graduated from the Infantry Officer Course.
After completing his first tour of duty serving as a platoon commander, company executive officer, and company commander, with two deployments, he was one of eight selectees to the Marine Corps Law Education Program and chose the College of William and Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, Va.
He was selected for the Funded Law Education Program. Upon receipt of his Juris Doctor and passing the Virginia Bar, he attended Naval Justice School in Rhode Island. After re-designation as a judge advocate, he served as both defense and senior defense counsel for Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., head prosecutor for Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, chief legal assistance officer at Parris Island, and executive officer of 3rd Recruit Training Battalion at Parris Island.
Johnson served on the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Commanding General's staff as deputy staff judge advocate and as the officer in charge of the legal service support team at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. He also served as the deputy chief advisor for the Afghan National Army/Ministry of Defense Legal Advisor Team for one year at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan.
He retired from the Marine Corps as a major and relocated to Nashville. He is an accredited attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and lives in Gallatin with his son.