Katrina F. Johnson, Associate

Katrina Johnson joined Gilbert LLP in June 2012.  She focuses her practice in complex civil litigation, insurance recovery, and liability strategy.  Prior to entering private practice, Katrina served on active duty for six years in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. 

Representative Matters:

Katrina represents policyholders in both federal and state trial courts with respect to a wide range of insurance coverage matters, including bodily injury, asbestos, and cyber security.  Recent examples include:

  • Representing one of the world’s largest safety equipment manufacturers in litigation against, and negotiations with, nearly thirty insurance companies over hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance coverage.
  • Advising a private equity firm regarding insurance recovery litigation and settlement strategy in anticipation of the firm’s leveraged buyout of an industrial equipment maker.
  • Katrina also has an extensive pro bono practice: She currently serves as a Guardian ad Litem for 7-year-old child in custody dispute in D.C. Superior Court.  Katrina also screens cases for Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project.


  • 2006 - J.D., University of Chicago Law School
  • 2003 - B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
    • summa cum laude
  • London School of Economics (studied Modern Political Theory and International Human Rights, summer 2001)

Bar Memberships

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Member, University of Chicago Military Affinity Group
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Special Honors

  • Recipient of the Bronze Star Medal
  • Recipient of the United States Army Commendation Medal (x2)
  • Parachutist Badge (Airborne)
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