Karri Johnson


Karri Johnson has been with Emile Banks & Associates, LLC, since August 2007.  Her practice, ever since working as a law clerk and up until now, has been in insurance defense litigation.  Ms. Johnson has always represented “the insurer” and has defended against a large variety of claims including personal injury (slip and fall, carbon monoxide, traumatic brain injury), motor vehicle accidents resulting in injury and/or property damage, construction defects, premises liability, governmental entity liability, municipal liability, worker’s compensation and liability in an agricultural setting.  In practicing on behalf of insurance companies her entire carrier, she also has extensive subrogation law experience, has handled many questions on insurance coverage and also has experience in life insurance claim disputes and the resulting litigation.  In representing her clients, Ms. Johnson is certainly aware of the costs associated in taking a case from its inception to its conclusion whether settled before trial or when a case needs to be tried to a jury, and she is always looking for creative ways to ensure her clients’ goals are met and budgets adhered to.  Also, since Ms. Johnson has worked as both in-house and outside counsel, she knows the challenges claims adjusters and staff attorneys face in managing their caseloads and she does all she can to make their jobs easier by making sure they are well-informed of the status of each case she handles, its value, case strategy and the risk associated therewith at every stage.  

Prior to becoming an Associate with Emile Banks & Associates, LLC, Ms. Johnson was in-house counsel for American General Life Insurance Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She also practiced at Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, SC in Hartford, Wisconsin.

Ms. Johnson is a 2002 graduate of Marquette University Law School and a 1998 graduate of Marquette University – College of Arts and Sciences, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Law Studies.

Ms. Johnson is licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin, and has also been admitted to practice in the United States District Courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.

In Ms. Johnson’s personal time, she enjoys spending time with her young son, Sam, and husband, Jeff.