Bernard S. Johnson - Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway, A Professional Law Corporation

Bernard S. Johnson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

Mr. Johnson's primary areas of practice are commercial litigation, contract issues, and commercial transactions. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his law degree from Louisiana State University, where he was Editor in Chief of the Louisiana Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He was admitted to practice in 1977 and served one year as law clerk to then Justice Albert Tate, Jr., of the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a member of the National Association of Diocesan Attorneys. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Johnson is listed by SuperLawyers as having attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in the areas of Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, and Trust & Estate Litigation.  Mr. Johnson is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He serves as a member and vice-chair of the Louisiana Board of Directors of Christus Health System.

Yale UniversityBA 1974LSU Law SchoolJ.D. 1977
American College of Trial LawyersNational Association of Diocesan AttorneysLouisiana Board of Directors of Christus Health System

Case History

Banking — Lead counsel for financial institution in recovering mid-seven figures on bond in matter involving borrower and insider fraud
Partnership issues — Recovered judgment against partner who was incumbent D.A. for misappropriation of partnership funds
Estates — Successfully revoked probate of will executed by testator who lacked testamentary capacity and was subjected to undue influence

Client Comments

"Mr. Johnson is extremely knowledgeable and his advice is respected and well received"

-Jim Parrish
Managing Member
Coastal Mining & Marine LLC

Office Location

333 Texas Street, Suite 1700
P.O. Box 22260
Shreveport, LA 71120-2260
United States


Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Commercial Transactions / UCC Law