Melissa L. Johnson, Partner

Melissa L. Johnson

Education and Background:

B.S., Aquinas College, 2003

J.D., St. Thomas University, 2006
Magna Cum Laude


Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee

Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute

Florida Association of Women Lawyers

Florida Bar

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Court

National Association of Professional Women

Fort Lauderdale


Melissa L. Johnson is a civil trial lawyer whose practice areas include Admiralty and Maritime, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury Law, Employment Litigation, Local Government and Commercial Litigation in both state and federal court. Ms. Johnson has also been appointed numerous times by courts to act as a Guardian Ad Litem for children.

Ms. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (major) and Business (minor) degree from Aquinas College. She received her Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, from St. Thomas University School of Law, where she earned several honors and distinctions including multiple book awards in Trial Advocacy, Professional Responsibility, Wills and Trusts and Admiralty.

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime

Civil Litigation

Personal Injury Law

Employment Litigation

Local Government

Commercial Litigation

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