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Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch", 2024 (Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law)


Kentucky, 2021

Supreme Court of Indiana, 2023

U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky

U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit


Judicial Intern for Hon. Rebecca Grady Jennings, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky


University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, KY, 2021

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • CALI Award: Lawyering Skills I (Legal Writing and Research)
  • Miller & Chevalier Scholarship
  • Symposium Editor: University of Lousville Law Review Vol. 59. Published author. Can You Say That Again?: A Comparative Analysis of Circuit Courts’ Interpretation of Mid-Stream Interrogation Warnings

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, BS, 2017

  • Capstone Scholar
  • Cum Laude


Kristen Johnson is an Associate of McBrayer in Louisville, Kentucky. Part of the firm’s litigation group, Kristen’s practice focuses on insurance defense and general liability claims, with additional practice experience in premise liability and personal injury litigation. She has served a wide variety of clients, from small businesses to large corporations. Kristen knows that every legal issue she handles is unique and that different clients have different needs, so she values bringing a creative and personal approach to all her work. Clients can count on Kristen to listen carefully, communicate effectively, and advocate vigorously on their behalf in her mission to achieve the best possible resolution for their legal issues.


  • Advises clients on the litigation process, helping them to develop a defense strategy and work towards a favorable resolution for liability claims.
  • Obtained summary judgment is the US District Court of Kentucky in a premise liability case for a nationwide convenience store.
  • Won an appeal with Kentucky Court of Appeals on behalf of a small business owner regarding a contract dispute.


Community/Civic Leadership

Central High School, Fellow - Pre-Law Instructor, 2019 - 2020

Ronald McDonald House of Columbia, Volunteer, 2013 - 2017

Palmetto Autism Interventions, ABA Therapy Volunteer

Professional Activities

Louisville Bar Assocation
Louisville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

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