With renovated offices at 306-308 South State Street in Dover, together with a Mediation and Conference Center at 311 South State Street, Benton Lynn Law is one of Delaware’s fastest growing general practice law firms, and one of the most diverse.
The firm prides itself on doing things differently, with a complete compassionate and holistic approach to legal matters. They believe in zealous advocacy, because they know that you need someone to help you stand up for your rights, to navigate the complexities of the courts, and to be your guide through difficult times.
Now the firm has added trial lawyer Chris Johnson to its list of accomplished attorneys.
Johnson is an accomplished litigator, community organizer, and reformer. He will join Benton Lynn Law as senior counsel at the firm's new Wilmington office, where his areas of practice include civil rights, wrongful death, and personal injury.
Recently, he served as deputy legal counsel to Delaware Gov. John C. Carney. In that role, he was a key member of the governor’s senior advisory team and provided comprehensive legal advice to the governor and his cabinet on complex federal and state policy and constitutional issues.
Earlier in his career, Johnson spent several years serving the City of Wilmington as an assistant solicitor for the city's law department, where he represented the mayor’s office, city council, and the Wilmington Police Department. While there, he worked with what is now the Gabby Giffords Law Center while pursuing different gun violence policy solutions. In partnership with these national experts, he learned methods to incorporate effective practices that are working to reduce gun violence in other jurisdictions.
Johnson's political career began when he joined the Obama for America Legal Protection Team over a decade ago, and he has fought against voter suppression in every election since. Johnson has served as a city councilman for Wilmington’s 7th District since 2019 and is vice-chair of the Public Safety Committee and a member of the Finance and Economic Development Committee. He is the immediate past chair of the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Branch of the Delaware State Bar Association, and he chairs of the Diversity Committee.
In 2017, Johnson was honored by "Delaware Business Times" as a rising star on the "Top 40 Under 40" list. He is active in his community and is a longtime board member of the Delaware Center for Justice and the 7th District Neighborhood Planning Committee. He is a proud graduate of the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware and the Delaware Law School at Widener University. He lives in Wilmington with his wife, Kate.