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Kelly Overstreet Johnson, Mediator & Arbitrator, Tallahassee, Florida.

Kelly Overstreet Johnson

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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Monroe Park Tower, Suite 925
101 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Tel: 850-425-7517
Cell: 850-566-1605
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Special Master
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  • Practice Commenced: 2006
  • Total Mediations (as of Jan 2022): 1100
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jan 2022): 20
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Kelly Overstreet Johnson is a Florida certified mediator and lawyer with an active litigation practice.  She has practiced law in Tallahassee for more than 36 years, primarily as a commercial and employment litigation attorney, and mediated cases for over a decade, successfully resolving over a thousand cases. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit-Civil Mediator and Certified AAA Arbitrator with proven experience in resolving a wide variety of civil and commercial disputes.

Ms. Johnson is a highly sought-out mediator as she effectively communicates with parties, and brings her years of experience as a litigator and mediator to help the parties discuss the merits of their case. A large percentage of her mediations settle, as the parties have been actively engaged in the process and negotiated and agreed to a resolution on their terms. Lawyers frequently request her mediation counsel because of her litigation skills and background. She mediates a variety of employment, civil and commercial and real estate disputes.

She is a Florida native and lifelong resident. She is the managing shareholder of Baker Donelson's Tallahassee office. A former president of The Florida Bar, the Tallahassee Bar Association and Tallahassee Women Lawyers, she maintains professional connections statewide in the Florida legal community. She is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The AV® Peer Review rating serves as an objective indicator that a lawyer has demonstrated ethical standards and professional ability and is a reflection of an attorney’s skill, experience, integrity, and overall professional excellence.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


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 Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from Florida State University College of Law in 1982.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • President, The Florida Bar (2004-05)
  • President-Elect, The Florida Bar (2003-04)
  • Executive Council Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of The Florida Bar (term ending 2021)
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit-Civil Mediator
  • Certified AAA Arbitrator
  • 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)

Rates Information

$450 per hour.

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