Best & Flanagan


Christopher D. Johnson


Christopher D. Johnson is a member of the firm’s Family Law practice area. His practice focuses on complex family law matters, including adoption, asset dissipation, asset tracing, appeals, custody, child support, grandparent’s visitation, spousal maintenance, complex property valuation in closely held businesses, tax, and prenuptial agreements. Chris is an effective communicator, negotiator and problem-solver with proven mediation, trial and appellate experience. He takes pride in effectively assisting families and individuals in times of transition.

Chris is a past member of the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee and Task Force (visitation and child support); and past Co-Chair of the Family Law Committee of the Volunteer Lawyers’ Network. He has served on the Charter Commission of the City of St. Louis Park.

In his free time, Chris likes to read and travel.


  • University of Minnesota, J.D., 1988
  • University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, B.S.B., 1983

Practice Areas


  • Minnesota
  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community Tribal Court

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association