Member Spotlight: Kelly Overstreet Johnson Joins the Baker Donelson Team Posted May 19, 2014 by Tallahassee Bar Association


Kelly Overstreet Johnson joins the Firm’s new Tallahassee office as its managing shareholder.

Member Kelly Overstreet JohnsonBaker Donelson has more than 650 attorneys and advisors serving clients in over 30 practice areas from 20 offices across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, D.C. Our clients benefit from an inclusive and team-based culture offering innovative service and knowledgeable guidance from experienced, multi-disciplined industry and client service teams. Ranked as the 66th largest law firm in the U.S., we are recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Ms. Johnson joins us as a member of the Firm’s business litigation and employment litigation groups, where she handles a variety of cases in commercial, real estate and employment discrimination defense matters. With more than 32 years’ experience in litigating matters within the state and federal courts, she has litigated cases involving breach of contract, claims for deceptive and unfair trade practices, defense of employment-related claims before the EEOC and Florida Commission on Human Relations, real estate litigation involving foreclosures and breach of guaranty agreements, claims for fraud in the inducement, and defending matters brought under the False Claims Act including actions involving Medicaid reimbursement. Ms. Johnson uses her litigation skills and background as a sought-after mediator in Tallahassee and across Florida. She has also served as a AAA arbitrator for commercial matters. Since 2006, Ms. Johnson has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® and listed in Florida Super Lawyers. She was named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Tallahassee Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year.” In 2013, Ms. Johnson was named to Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite Hall of Fame” for being named to the annual “Legal Elite” list for ten consecutive years.

Companies from virtually every industry rely on Baker Donelson for their litigation and business needs, from financial institutions, to manufacturers and retailers, to professional service and international companies. We are proud to add Kelly to our team.