Member Profile: Kelly Overstreet Johnson

Kelly Overstreet Johnson
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Monroe Park Tower, Suite 925
101 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
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Tel: 850-425-7500/7575/7576

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Kelly Overstreet Johnson has substantive case experience in the following areas...

ADA Disability
Banking & Finance
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Community Associations
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Eminent Domain
Family Businesses
Intellectual Property
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Local Govt./Municipalities
Mortgage Foreclosure
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Real Estate
Shareholder Disputes
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition
Wage & Hour/FMLA
Wrongful Death



Kelly became a civil litigator with the Florida Department of Legal Affairs from 1983-85, and then went to work for Ervin, Varn, Jacobs, Odom & Kitchen from 1985-88.  She opened her own law office from 1988-90, and was a Partner in the Tallahassee office of Broad and Cassel from 1990-2014.

In April 2014, Johnson joined the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.A., as its Office Managing Shareholder for the new Tallahassee office.  Johnson is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and concentrates her practice in the areas of Mediation, Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Labor and Employment practice groups. 

Johnson has been active in local and state bar leadership roles since 1982 and served as a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors from 1997-2003. She served as President-Elect of The Florida Bar in 2003-2004, and as its President from 2004-2005.  Johnson has been continuously recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer and Best Lawyers in America.  She is also a member of Florida Trend's Legal elite Hall of Fame, having been honored annually since 2004. 


Kelly Overstreet Johnson was born May 3, 1958, in Tallahassee. She received a bachelor of science degree in Real Estate and Pre-Law from Florida State University in 1979 and a doctor of jurisprudence, with honors, from Florida State University College of Law in 1982.

Memberships & Affiliations

Florida Bar Activities:
  • President, The Florida Bar (2004-05)
  • President-Elect, The Florida Bar (2003-04)
  • Executive Committee (1999-present)

  • Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association House of Delegates, member (1992-94), (2003-2006)
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, treasurer (1988-89)
  • Florida Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents
  • Florida Government Bar Association
  • Inns of Court
  • Judicial Nominating Commission, 1st District Court of Appeals (1994-98)
  • Judicial Nominating Commission, 2nd Judicial Circuit (1990-94 and 2007-2011)
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents, member, Executive Council (2005-2008)
  • Tallahassee Bar Association, Board of Directors (1987-89 and 1991-92); president-elect (1989-90); president (1990-91)
  • Tallahassee Barristers
  • Tallahassee Women Lawyers, treasurer (1982-84); president (1984-85); Board of Directors (1985-86)


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