In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we at Johnston Martineau, LLP, are taking every precaution to insure the health and safety of our staff as well as our clients.
The majority of our staff are now working from home while we continue to provide excellent service to all new and existing clients.
At Johnston Martineau, LLP, we have taken steps to offer several alternate options for communication in lieu of actual in person meetings, you prefer to not be in public during this ongoing health concern.
As usual we can still meet in person at our office, or we can come to you at your home or preferred location. We are always available by phone at 515-493-4878 and we can also accommodate other forms of communication like email or if desired, we can facilitate a video “meeting” through ZOOM or Skype on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
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Christopher Johnston



Attorney at Law

Location: Des Moines & Minneapolis
Phone: (515) 493 – HURT (493-4878)
(877) 791-7790 (Toll Free)

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Chris is a founding partner of Johnston Martineau. He completed his undergraduate degrees at Des Moines Area Community College (Ankeny) and the University of Minnesota and earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. Chris is an experienced trial lawyer with experience handling car accidents, motorcycle accidents, dram shop cases, wrongful death, semi truck accidents, pharmaceutical cases, police brutality / civil rights claims, and more.

Chris’s Iowa roots run deep. His great-grandfather settled in Coin, Iowa which is located in Page County in southern Iowa. Chris’s grandfather was born on the farm and lived there until early adulthood at which time he moved to Carroll and opened a small service station. After leaving Iowa to participate in the War effort, he returned and settled in Waterloo and went to work for John Deere. Chris’s mother was born and raised in Waterloo as were his many uncles and other family members.

Chris is proud of his Iowan history and is proud to be helping injured Iowans.



  • Litigation


  • 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.