Trial Attorneys Handling Employment Litigation, Catastrophic Injury and Business Disputes

Florence M. Johnson

Florence M. Johnson

Florence M. Johnson
1407 Union Avenue, Suite 1002
Memphis, TN 38104
901.725.7520

Biography

Florence M. Johnson is Principal Attorney with Johnson & Johnson, PLLC. Her current practice consists of 70% percent federal court litigation, with extensive class action litigation experience and 30% percent practice before state bodies. Currently, she has conducted more than 50 jury trials in state and federal courts and resolved more than 150 mattes through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for private individuals and corporate entities.

She has litigated under the FLSA, FMLA; WARN Act, ERISA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, RLA, LMRA, NLRA, and Medicare False Claims Act. She also advises a number of private businesses on employee relations, routinely conduct training on employee issues and handle EEOC complaints. Other organizations that she has represented are the UAW, Teamsters and represented the interest of the International Longshoremen’s Union in negotiation with management in contract bargaining. Currently, in addition to work in the firm, she represents the interest of the City of Memphis in litigation and arbitration matters.

Education & Bar Admissions
Education
  • Marquette University Law School
    • Juris Doctorate
    • Black Law Students Association
    • Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
  • Rhodes College
    • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science/International Studies
    • Rhodes College Mock Trial Team
    • McCoy Repretory Theatre

Admitted to Practice

  • Wisconsin, 1991
  • Tennessee, 1992
  • United States Seventh Circuit Court 1991
  • United States Sixth Circuit Court 1993
  • United States Eighth Circuit Court 1999
  • United States Supreme Court 2012
In the News

Awards and Recognition

  • 2015 ABA Appointment to the Committee for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Practice
  • 2010-2011 ABA Appointment to the Special Committee for Disaster Response Prepardedness
  • SuperLawyer – 2006, 2007, 2018
  • National Bar Association Presidential Award – 2006
  • Ask the Lawyer Presenter  – Memphis News Fox 13
  • 1999 Contributing Editor Developing Labor Law
  • Featured Trial Attorney in October 2003 edition of Trial Magazine.
  • Featured Commentator on Memphis FOX 13 News “Ask the Lawyer.”
  • Chosen as a Super Lawyer of the Mid-South, 2006 and 2018 in Labor and Employment Law.
  • Awarded the President’s Award for Humanitarian Service 2006, National Bar Association.
  • Member, Young Women Philanthropists Initiative of the Women’s Foundation, 2006-2008.
    Board of Directors, Memphis Center City Commission from 2007 until 2010.
  • Recognized as Pro Bono Attorney for Justice by the Tennessee Supreme Court for 2016.
  • Chair, Practice Pointers Subcommittee Minority Trial Lawyers, ABA Section of Litigation 2017.
  • Editor, The Innovator, Commission on Racial Ethnic Diversity in the Profession 2019.
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association of Commission on Racial Ethic Diversity 2016-2017.
  • President of Ben F. Jones Memphis, TN Chapter of the NBA 2018
  • Contributing Editor -The Developing Labor Law, 1992-2001.
  • Contributing Editor- Sports Law Practice, 1990-1991.
  • Practice Pointers Newsletter- Making The Deposition Work For You, October 2016
  • Practice Pointers Newsletter – When the Judge is Wrong, November 2016
  • The Innovator- New Rule 8.4 Considerations
  • Practice Pointers Newsletter – Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4 120 Day Time Limit for Service of Process Shortened to 90 Days and Clarified in Eminent Domain Proceedings, December 2016
  • Practice Pointers Newsletter – Client Hacks: Protecting Yourself When a Corporate Client is Hedging its Bets, January 2017

1407 Union Avenue, Suite 1002
Memphis, TN 38104
901.725.7520

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