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DBT40 Honoree: Chris Johnson of Office of the Governor


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AGE: 31
TITLE: Deputy Legal Counsel
COMPANY: Office of the Governor
WORKS IN: Wilmington

What the nominator said:

“Chris has become an accomplished and successful litigator with experience in all levels of Delaware courts, including Supreme Court and District Court. And though trial litigation is his primary practice area, he has never backed down from meeting a challenge concerning a complex real estate, contract, or even environmental matter as an Assistant City Solicitor with the City of Wilmington. As legal counsel to Gov. Carney, he is once again tasked with overseeing a wide array of complex legal and policy initiatives throughout Delaware, and is able to do so with not only great skill, but with a great attitude.”

Social media platform you can’t live without:


Biggest break:

“Over five years ago, I took a leap of faith and decided to move from practicing in Pennsylvania and begin practicing law in Delaware. I have never looked back.”

Two words that best describe you:

Nice and tough.

Work/life balance technique you recommend:

“Take care of your health on a daily basis. Good health and peace of mind are never worth sacrificing.”

Your advice for the next generation:

“Be engaged in daily life. Every day, you should strive to create something meaningful and lasting for the generation that follows.”

In one sentence, define success:

“Success is knowing that you are creating change that will impact the future.”

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