Jeffrey W. Johnson is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell and has extensive litigation experience. He has tried over 60 cases before juries throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Johnson specializes in defending insureds and self-insureds in relation to their tort liability litigation and claims. He routinely counsels clients from pre-suit through verdict and is intimately familiar with all stages and aspects of the claims and litigation process. He has been defending wrongful death, personal injury, premises liability, products liability, commercial, construction and transportation related matters since 1987. Mr. Johnson has extensive experience in litigating and resolving first and third party property damage claims on behalf of insurance carriers. Mr. Johnson is extremely active and well-versed in defending claims and litigating matters for the amusement and leisure, restaurant and retail, and trucking and commercial transportation industries. The depth and breadth of Mr. Johnson’s experience, as well as his trial tested and proven track record, have established him as one of the premier “go to” litigators in the defense industry.
Mr. Johnson is admitted to practice before the Florida Bar. He is the prior President of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA). The FDLA is a statewide organization with approximately 1000 members. The FDLA’s mission is to enhance the knowledge, skills and professionalism of defense lawyers, while fostering balance in the civil courts through judicial and legislative advocacy. Mr. Johnson is also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association (IALDA). IALDA lawyers are actively engaged in representing the interests of the amusement and leisure industries.
Mr. Johnson is also a long-time member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), Council for Litigation Management (CLM), Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA), National Restaurant and Retail Defense Association (NRRDA), Palm Beach County Bar Association, and the Broward County Bar Association. He has spoken at various conferences throughout the United States.
Mr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami School of Law. He is admitted to practice in all trial and appellate courts in the State of Florida, as well as the U.S. District Court (Southern District of Florida).
Mr. Johnson was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1961. He has been a resident of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida since 1969. He is married to the former Elizabeth Furr of Norfolk, Virginia, and he has three children, Kimberly Elizabeth, Matthew William and Thomas William Johnson.
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