Christopher Johnston


Attorney at Law

Christopher Johnston

Location: Des Moines & Minneapolis
Phone: (833) 556-IOWA

Christopher Johnston is a founding partner of the Law Group of Iowa. He is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully handled many car accidents, civil rights/police brutality claims, dram shop cases, motorcycle accidents, pharmaceutical cases, semi-truck accidents, wrongful death, and more.

Chris is proud to have been born and raised in Iowa and proud of his family’s deep roots here. He is a third generation Iowan by his great-grandfather who settled in Coin, Iowa (located in Page County in southern Iowa). His grandfather was born on the family farm in Coin and lived there until early adulthood. He then moved to Carrol, Iowa, where he opened a small service station. He left Carrol to serve his country in WWII and upon his return, settled in Waterloo to work for John Deere. Chris’s mother was born in Waterloo, as were his many uncles and extended family. 

Chris feels that it is an honor to serve his fellow Iowans and is proud to be able to protect the rights of his fellow people. The following are some of the many different practice areas that Chris has honed his skills in during his career:

  • Civil Rights Cases
  • Police Brutality Cases
  • Dog Bites
  • Car and Truck Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Snowmobile Accidents
  • Boat Accidents
  • Dram Shop Cases
  • Death Cases (Wrongful Death)
  • Hotel Liability
  • Pharmaceutical Cases
  • Construction Accidents
  • Slip & Fall Injuries

The following are some of Chris’s specialty areas of practice:

  • Harmful Drugs 
  • Harmful Medical Devices
  • I-235 Car & Truck Accidents
  • Litigation
  • Spinal Fusion Accidents
  • T-Bone Accidents
  • Mesothelioma
  • Premises Liability
  • Bad Drugs & Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legionnaire’s Disease
  • Intersection Accidents
  • T-bone Accidents
  • Spinal Fusions
  • Bus Accidents
  • I-235 Car & Truck Accidents
  • Bike Accidents
  • Plane Crashes



  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • Federal Court – District of Minnesota



  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota
  • Des Moines Area Community College



  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist – Minnesota State Bar Assoc.*



  • Rising Star 2011 – Minnesota Law and Politics
  • Up and Coming Attorney of The Year, 2007



  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice

* The Supreme Court of Iowa does not certify lawyers as specialists in the practice of law and certification is not a requirement to practice law in the State of Iowa.