TALLAHASSEE – Kelly Overstreet Johnson, an executive from Baker Donelson, has been named a Florida Super Lawyer.
Johnson is an office managing shareholder with the Tallahassee branch of Baker Donelson. She handles the commercial disputes of corporate clients submitted to both state and federal courts. These include concerns from disgruntled employees to cases of breach of non-complete agreements or interference with or a breach of contract. A member of the commercial litigation and dispute resolution, and labor and employment practice groups of the firm, she handles matters involving commercial litigation, class action litigation and employment law. Johnson also serves as a certified circuit civil mediator and an AAA arbitrator.
The recognition on the list of 2016 list of Florida Super Lawyers is not a first for Johnson. She has been named to the list since 2006. In 2007, she was recognized as part of the Top 25 Women Tampa Super Lawyers by Florida Super Lawyers. She was also included on the Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers list by Florida Super Lawyers in 2007, 2012 and 2014.
She is also AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, a distinction that signifies the notable accomplishments of a lawyer, as well as notes the high regard she received from her peers based on her professional ethics and legal ability.
Johnson has been recognized on the Florida Trend’s Legal Elite list for commercial litigation from 2004 to 2015. She also was named to its Hall of Fame for earning the award each year from 2011 to 2015.
Johnson was recognized on the Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation list from 2006 to 2014. She also received the honor in the labor and employment law category from 20016 to 2017. In 2014, she was recognized as lawyer of the year by the Best Lawyers in America for Tallahassee's employment law – management division.
Johnson served as the president of The Florida Bar from 2004 to 2005. She was part of the executive council of the National Conference of Bar Presidents from 2005 to 2008. She was also a partner at Broad and Cassel from 1990 to 2014. Johnson completed both her bachelor of science degree and doctor of jurisprudence at Florida State University.
Super Lawyers rates notable attorneys and covers more than 70 practice areas. The purpose of this organization is to create a reliable and comprehensive listing of outstanding lawyers, which can be utilized as a resource for both clients and lawyers when searching for legal counsel to help with cases.