Christy L. Johnson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Mainstay Law LLC
 | 3436 Magazine Street, Unit 558
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: 504-291-1818
Fax: 504-291-1817
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Transportation/Maritime (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Christy L. Johnson is the founder and owner of Mainstay Law LLC in New Orleans, Louisiana. A highly rated trial attorney with more than 13 years of legal experience, Ms. Johnson represents the rights and interests of injured workers and their families under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, the Defense Base Act, and the Jones Act.

A native of Alaska, Ms. Johnson spent more than 10 years working on commercial fishing vessels throughout the Bering Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the South Pacific. She then became a lawyer and focused her practice primarily on family law in Alaska before returning to her passion and her roots in the maritime industries.

For the majority of this time in her career, Ms. Johnson served as defense counsel for companies and insurance providers facing personal injury and wrongful death claims from their employees. Realizing her efforts were better utilized fighting on behalf of injured workers and the surviving family members of those lost, she shifted her focus to plaintiff representation and has since become a trusted and effective advocate to those in need.

Ms. Johnson's extensive experience in personal injury defense and offshore work experience serve her well as she works to help her clients obtain the maximum amount of compensation they deserve while holding those responsible for their suffering accountable for their actions. A personable and compassionate lawyer, she fully understands the hardships and struggles her clients face during these difficult and uncertain times, and she works diligently to prepare the most effective strategies possible to increase her clients' chances of obtaining the positive outcomes they seek.

A 2002 graduate of Gonzaga University, Ms. Johnson returned to her alma mater and obtained her Juris Doctor from Gonzaga School of Law in 2005. She also earned her LL.M. in Maritime/Admiralty Law from Tulane Law School in 2009. She holds her license to practice in Alaska and Louisiana, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Active in her legal community, Ms. Johnson is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Department of Labor Joint Bar Association and the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group. She is also a member of the National Association of Certified Mediators and the Association for Conflict Resolution, and she currently serves as president of the Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Transportation/Maritime (50%): Admiralty & Maritime Law

Personal Injury - General (50%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Admiralty & Maritime Law, Personal Injury - Plaintiff


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Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016

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About Christy Johnson

Admitted: 2010, Louisiana

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Certified Mediators
  • Louisiana
  • Alaska
  • Port of New Orleans Mariners’ Club – President 2019
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Department of Labor Joint Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas 
  • United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • All state courts of Alaska and Louisiana

Educational Background:

  • LL.M (Legal Masters) in Maritime/Admiralty Law from Tulane Law School in 2009 
  • Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga School of Law in 2005
  • Bachelors Degree from Gonzaga University in 2002
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Office Location for Christy L. Johnson

3436 Magazine Street
Unit 558
New Orleans, LA 70115

Phone: 504-291-1818

Fax: 504-291-1817

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Last Updated: 7/15/2019

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