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Richard E. Johnson

Richard E. Johnson

Principal
Location:
Tallahassee, Florida
Phone:
850-425-1997
Fax:
850-561-0836
Email:
RICHARD E. JOHNSON (who prefers Rick Johnson) is a Board Certified Labor & Employment Law attorney, rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, who represents plaintiffs in sexual harassment, rape, discrimination and whistleblower matters and in cases involving state and federal constitutional rights, as the principal of a two-lawyer firm in Tallahassee, Florida, with his associate, Melissa Horwitz.  He is an honors graduate of the Florida State University College of Law (J.D.), who also holds a B.A. and an M.A. from FSU. He has a perfect 10.0 "Superb" rating on AVVo, has been selected a "Super-Lawyer" for many years, and is amember of Florida Trend's "Legal elite."  Rick is a co-founder and past president of the Florida Chapter,  National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA).  He serves as amicus coordinator for the Florida Chapter and has overseen the authorization, assignment, and production of 40 amicus briefs, many of which he has written himself.  He frequently makes presentations at lawyer conferences, the FSU College of Law, and lay organizations.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1991

Areas of Practice

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Severance negotiations
  • Wage & Hour
  • Whistleblower
  • Discrimination

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Labor & Employment, Florida Bar, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • M.A. - 1973
    • Major: American Studies
  • Florida State University , Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.A. - 1969
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Philosophy

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2011 - 2013
  • Super Lawyer, 2006 - 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, 1991 - Present
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Florida Affiliate, 1992 - 1997

Past Employment Positions

  • Spriggs & Johnson, Partner, 1991 - 1997
  • Friedlander & Johnson, Partner, 1990 - 1991

Pro Bono Activities

  • ACLU, 1992 - Present
  • Legal Serives of North Florida, 1997 - Present

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Law Office of Richard E. Johnson
314 W. Jefferson St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-425-1997
Fax: 850-561-0836
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