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A Holiday Reflection

Well, Christmas time is officially upon us. The season inevitably becomes a time for reflection, as the end of the year draws close. And with time off, we have the opportunity to look back upon the events of the past year and take a moment to keep in mind our many blessings on which we have been bestowed. Amid the hustle and bustle of last minute shopping, preparing for family’s arrival, and travels; we get those all too fleeting peaceful moments where we contemplate with wonder, all that has transpired. I have taken my all too few moments of calm to be thankful for all of the blessings I have been so fortunate to receive.

First and foremost is always my son, the apple of my eye; he simply makes life worth living. Next, my family, who are always willing to make the trip down to Nashville, and have always been so loving and supportive of all my endeavors. For my wonderful coworkers, to get to come to work everyday with a wonderful team with the aim of improving the lives of each and every one of our clients; and for our owner Jake, who provided me the opportunity to join this team. I am thankful for the amazing friends I have made since moving to Nashville and of course for the southern hospitality that is so apart of the fabric of our community. My son’s school, with its dedicated teachers and staff who do so much for all of the students; I could not have asked for a better environment in which my son would learn.

This time last year, I didn’t know I would be here at Heritage Law Group. But I have always adhered to the belief that you need to be prepared when opportunity arises. It has been one of the best decisions I have made, to join this wonderful law firm. As 2017 closes out, and 2018 arrives, I look forward to continuing our work assisting our clients and all of the revelations the new year has in store for us. I wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas, and a blessed New year!


Christopher "Chris" Johnson was born in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated with merit from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, he graduated from The Basic School of Quantico, Virginia on the Commanding General's Honor Roll and then graduated from Infantry Officer's Course. After completing his first tour of duty serving as a Platoon Commander, Company Executive Officer, and Company Commander, with two deployments, he was one of eight selectees to the Marine Corps Law Education Program (LEP). Chris chose the College of William and Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, Virginia and was selected for the Funded Law Education Program (FLEP). Upon receipt of his Juris Doctor and passing the Virginia Bar, he attended Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island. After re-designation as a Judge Advocate, Chris served as both Defense Counsel and Senior Defense Counsel for Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, the Head Prosecutor for Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Chief Legal Assistance Officer at Parris Island, and Executive Officer of 3rd Recruit Training Battalion at Parris Island. Further, he served on the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Commanding General's Staff as his Deputy Staff Judge Advocate and as the Officer in Charge of the Legal Service Support Team (LSST) at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina. Chris also served as the Deputy Chief Advisor for the Afghan National Army/Ministry of Defense Legal Advisor Team for one year at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan. Chris retired from the Marine Corps as a Major and relocated to Nashville. He is an accredited attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee with his son.

About the Company:

Heritage Law Group, PLLC is a boutique Estate Planning and Elder Law firm assisting residents in Tennessee and Kentucky. We are dedicated to providing client-centered, professional legal services that are individualized through one-on-one consultations. We delight in empowering our clients and community through education and providing specialized resources. Our integrity-driven team will help you protect your legacy while delivering outstanding quality at a reasonable cost.

Owner, Jake Mason, J.D., LL.M. (Elder Law & Estate Planning), EPLS, is board-certified in Estate Planning and Probate, accredited by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and licensed in Kentucky and Tennessee. Contact us to schedule a consultation at (615) 989-7054 or

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