Kelly Overstreet Johnson was born May 3, 1958, in Tallahassee. She received a bachelor of science degree from Florida State University in 1979 and a doctor of jurisprudence, with honors, from Florida State University College of Law in 1982. She became a civil litigator with the Florida Department of Legal Affairs from 1983-85, and then entered private practice. In 1990, she joined Broad and Cassel, and is a partner in the Tallahassee office. In addition to Tallahassee, the firm has offices in Boca Raton, Destin, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach. As a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Labor and Employment practice groups, she concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law, and class action litigation. Johnson is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. 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 was the first woman elected president of the Tallahassee Bar Association. Johnson’s other leadership positions include serving as president of the Tallahassee Women Lawyers as well as serving on the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates from 1992-94 and 2003-2006. Johnson presently co-chairs a committee of the Litigation Section of the ABA.