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  • The University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1992, magna cum laude; Associate Editor, Mississippi Law Journal, 1990–1992; Dean Robert J. Farley Graduation Award; West Publishing Company Award
  • University of Mississippi, B.B.A., 1989, summa cum laude, Taylor Medalist
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Kristina Johnson
Partner
Suite 800
190 E Capitol St
Jackson, MS 39201
601.949.4785 tel
601.949.4804 fax

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Kristina Johnson is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and practices from the firm's Jackson office. Ms. Johnson is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and Litigation Counsel of America. In addition, she is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification. She focuses her practice in bankruptcy and creditors' rights, workouts, commercial litigation, and collection matters. She has often lectured and published materials in these areas of practice.

Ms. Johnson regularly handles complex commercial bankruptcy litigation in Chapters 11, 7, 9, and 12. Many of her cases involve parallel criminal proceedings. She has handled several class action adversary proceedings in Chapter 13 as well. Ms. Johnson has represented secured and unsecured creditors, buyers of assets in bankruptcy sales, trustees, unsecured creditor's committees and is currently serving as Chapter 11 trustee in a complicated commercial bankruptcy case involving parallel federal and international criminal proceedings.

Ms. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration, summa cum laude, and earned her juris doctor degree, magna cum laude, from The University of Mississippi School of Law. While in law school, she served on the Editorial Board of The Mississippi Law Journal. Ms. Johnson is a member of The Mississippi Bar, the Sections of Business Bankruptcy, Litigation, and Alternate Dispute Resolution of the American Bar Association, and the Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference. She is past president of both the Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference and the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association.

Ms. Johnson has served on numerous committees for state and local bar associations, including serving on the Steering Committee to rewrite the Mississippi Local Bankruptcy Rules. She is an annual contributing author to West's Bankruptcy Exemption Manual.

Noteworthy

  • Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and Litigation Counsel of America
  • Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy (listed annually since 2006)
  • Named "Jackson, MS, Best Lawyers Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year" 2012
  • Listed in the 2017 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers in the areas of Bankruptcy: Business (listed annually since 2008) and Creditor Debtor Rights (2013) and as one of the "Top 50 Lawyers" in the Mid-South (2013) and as one of the "Top 50 Female Lawyers" in the Mid-South (2013-2014)
  • Mississippi's 50 Leading Business Women, Mississippi Business Journal (2005)
  • Mississippi's "Top 40 Under 40," Mississippi Business Journal (2006)

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Presentations

  • "The Most Important Business Decisions of 2014", February 6, 2015, 22nd Annual Mid-South Conference on Bankruptcy Law
  • "Disclosure? We Don't Need No Stinking Disclosure! Rule 2014 and Ethical Conflicts of Interest", July 27, 2014, American Bankruptcy Institute, Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop
  • Jones Walker LLP hosted "Mississippi Bankruptcy Distinctions Webinar", October 23, 2013
  • “The Most Important Business Decisions and Developments in 2012”, February 8, 2013, 19th Annual Mid-South Conference on Bankruptcy Law
  • "Making Money in a Downturn: Ponzi Schemes and Other Scams for Bilking Money, from Madoff to Consumer Rip-Offs", July 2010, American Bankruptcy Institute, Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop

Publications

  • "Key Points When Representing Creditors in Chapter 11 Cases"
    Inside the Minds: Creditors' Rights in Chapter 11 Cases, Aspatore Law Books, 2015
  • "Mississippi Appendix"
    West Bankruptcy Exemption Manual, (published annually, contributing author since initial printing),

Memberships

  • Advisory Committee on Local Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Northern & Southern Districts of Mississippi (Member, 2012–2016; Executive Committee on rewrite, 2007–2009)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (Member; Southeast Advisory Board, 2010 to date; Chairman, South Region Development Committee, 2017)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Sections of Business Bankruptcy; Commercial & Business Litigation; ADR)
  • American College of Bankruptcy and Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow, inducted 2015)
  • Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (Planning Committee for AIRA Annual Conference, 2018)
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (Member; Gulf Coast Network Board, 2017; Regional Committee, 2017)
  • Litigation Counsel of America (Committee Member, Complex Commercial Litigation Institute)
  • Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference (President, 2013; Technology Committee, 2014; Co-Chairman, Credit Abuse Resistance Education Program, 2006–2008; Co-Chairman, Annual Seminar Committee, 1996–1999) 
  • Mississippi Secretary of State Debtor-Creditor Study Laws Group (2009)
  • Mississippi Women Lawyers Association (President, 1997–1998)
  • The Junior League of Jackson (sustainer)
  • The Mississippi Bar