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  1. Employment: 90%
    25 years
  2. Unspecified: 10%



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  • Michelle M Parker

    This lawyer is compassionate and has more expertise than any other labor and employment attorney I know. I highly recommend him.


    Michelle Parker Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Darrin Michael Phillips

    I endorse this lawyer. Rick is undoubtedly in the top 1% of employment law practitioners in the State of Florida and around the U.S., and he has been a trailblazer for employee rights for many years. His knowledge in this area of the law is second to none.


    Darrin Phillips Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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314 W Jefferson St
Tallahassee, FL, 323011608


FLMember in Good Standing199001/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Board Certified Labor & Employment LawyerThe Florida Bar2002
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
"Good Guy" AwardWomen's Political Caucus1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Richard E. johnson1997 - Present
PartnerSpriggs & Johnson1991 - 1997
Partner/ShareholderFriedlander & Johnson1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarExecutive Council, Labor & Employment Section2006 - Present
Florida BarLabor & Employment Certification Committee2004 - 2011
National Employment Lawyers Association (Florida chapter)Founder, Former President, Amicus Coordinator1993 - Present
American Civil Liberties Union, Florida BoardBoard of Directors1992 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Myers v. Central Florida Investments, et al.Substantial verdict
Smith v. University of FloridaVerdict plus injunction
EEOC v. Associated Security Enforcement, Inc.Verdict plus injunction
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Employee AdvocateTHE HUNTER AND THE HUNTED: Evolving Standards for Sanctions in Federal Law in the 11th Circuit2005
Florida State University Law ReviewNO MORE TEACHERS' DIRTY LOOKS - NOW THEY SUE: An Analysis of Plaintiff Status Determinations in Defamation Actions By Public Educators1990
numerous publications see websitesee websiteN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1990
Florida State UniversityAmerican StudiesMA - Masters1973
Florida State UniversityPolitical Science & PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Strategies In The Race To Win Your Employment CaseRIGHTS OF CAREGIVERS IN THE NEW WORKFORCE2009
Trial & Appellate AdvocacyRecent Developments in Employment Litigation2008
Advanced TopicsSupreme Court and Eleventh Circuit Employment Law Update2008
Florida NELA Labor Day ConferenceLaying Siege to Gallagher2007
Florida NELA Annual MeetingReclaiming Our Own: A Post-Election Agenda To Recapture Lost Ground2007