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Janet Ellen Johnson

Criminal defense Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

4.9   28 reviews

Licensed for 28 years

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Janet Johnson is regularly featured as an expert in criminal defense on national radio and television, including CNN and HLN. Janet was featured in FORTUNE Magazine as a nationally prominent attorney. She has received the highest AV rating from her peers and has been awarded numerous awards including being named AIOCLA’s 10 BEST in Florida for Client Satisfaction for three consecutive years. Janet Johnson is a member of the Trial Law Institute and Diversity Law Institute. She is listed as a Top Lawyer in the Global Directory of Who’s Who, Top Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, Lawyers of Distinction, 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction

Originally from Stamford, Connecticut, Janet Johnson graduated from Connecticut College in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and worked at Rolling Stone Magazine before attending law school. Janet Johnson obtained her law degree in 1994 from the University of Oregon School of Law. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1994, the Colorado Bar in 1996, the Massachusetts Bar in 2022, and is licensed to practice in federal court. She is a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has over 25 years of experience providing aggressive and compassionate criminal defense.

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Licensed for 28 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2021
Updated 09/20/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/23/2022
State CO
Status Inactive
Acquired 1996
Updated 10/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Janet E. Johnson, P.A.
3219 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville, FL, 32207-8901

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Maria | July 5, 2021
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Top-tier Criminal Defense Lawyer
I've been represented by Janet E. Johnson across various endeavors for nearly 10 years. She is a top-tier criminal defense lawyer with an impeccable manner, and she always achieves results. Janet tirelessly fights for the needs of her clients, going above and beyond the call of service, while maintaining the highest ethical standards in all of her dealings. Despite her ability to intimidate with a single word, she is wonderfully easy to speak to and work with. Janet is a top-tier mind, possessing high IQ and EQ, and she is able to both relate to and empathize with clients on the deepest levels. She will vigorously represent your interests and will not back down in the face of a challenge.
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Posted by Jerry | June 2, 2021
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Best Attorney in Florida
Janet is highly skilled attorney and very determined to reach positive outcomes. We hired her for our child's DUI case. She and her staff worked extremely hard through the process, and achieved excellent results. We highly recommend Janet!
Posted by Robert | June 20, 2019
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Strong Ethical Defense
We hired Janet to represent my son in a case. Janet did an incredible job of representing him, provided continual guidance and direction while keeping us consistently informed during the process. Couldn't be more pleased with our decision to go with Janet and her team. Greatly appreciate her and her team's hard work and support.
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Posted by Matt | March 25, 2019
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Return Customer
After Janet's great success with my last case, unfortunately another incident occurred, and it was a relief to know that I knew I had someone on my side already. Janet was able to help me again and was grateful for the business relationship I have with Janet and her stellar team.
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2022
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So thankful for her and her team
Janet and her team helped through a really tough time. They were supportive emotionally lol and obviously legally. She got my charges reduced and put my mind at ease. I am so thankful for her and her team!
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2022
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Amazing Attorney
From the moment I called Janet Johnson's firm they made me feel like I was in good hands. She and her team handled my case quickly and got me the best results possible. I would highly recommend her for any of your legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2022
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The Best
Janet Johnson is truly amazing and I couldn’t feel more blessed to have found her. She and her amazing team handled my case like I was their only client. In a very stressful situation, they were kind and understanding and granted me the peace I needed. They’re professional and warm hearted and I honestly feel truly blessed to have found them. I was arrested for a DUI and after something like that you feel pretty horrible. Janet was so sweet the day after when I had my consultation with her and kept reassuring me that everything was going to be ok, despite the way I was feeling that day. Thankfully the charges were dropped!! Janet was amazing and fought for me until she got the best possible outcome for me. I’m forever grateful to her and her amazing team.
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Posted by Alan | April 19, 2022
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I Needed Help!
I was very frightened when two policemen came to my home and relayed a story that they had been told about me from a road repair foreman that had stopped and intimidated me at a road repair site several days earlier. The foreman told one of the officers that I had hit him with my automobile and injured him. The whole story was inaccurate and totally fabricated on his part. After I called and retained Janet Johnson, she carefully reviewed my situation and explained the legal factors involved in my "case" Since I had never been involved in anything like this before, I had no idea how to respond to these charges. Ms.Johnson took my case to the court and presented a successful defense for me, she researched case law in the State of Florida and convinced the court to drop the charges against me and to dismiss the civil infraction they issued against me. Ms.Johnson did all of this for me and I never even had to go to court. She has convinced me that she is very professional and her entire staff were considerate of my concerns and kept me up to date on the proceedings of my case. I whole heartedly recommend her and her staff to anyone who finds themselves in need of an attorney. Janet Johnson was recommended to me by another attorney who practices another field of law. His firm is well known and I'm sure glad he told me about "what a good lawyer she is". I'm sure glad I hired her and didn't try to deal with this alone, or worse yet, with a far less talented attorney. If you need a good lawyer, I recommend you call her.
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2022
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Best Legal Representation in the Country
Janet was amazing. She acted swiftly. She was compassionate and helped me through a very dark time in my life. From the very first phone call, I knew she was going to help me out. There really are angels on this earth. I had very little money but she put me on a payment plan and treated my case as if it were her only case. I call her almost everyday and she never once ignored me. She even helped with my anxiety and when I couldn't make my last payment- she forgave all fees. My charges were dropped from DUI and this helped a lot being that I am a professional. She saved me the stigma of being labeled a DUI driver. Even after my case was disposed of, Janet reached out to extend a helping hand. Janet, Jeannie, and Ruth were all great to me. They are an excellent team and I am grateful to have worked with such a skilled attorney. Thank you again Ms. Janet. You all are legal angels fighting for true justice.
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Posted by Vincent | December 30, 2021
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Best legal representation money can buy!!!
Not to get to into detail, but when I was connected with Janet, I was arguably going thru the most difficult time in my entire life. The whole team at Janets law firm treated me respectfully and always explained every step of the process to me. I knew what was happening and how things were proceeding at all times. My case was a DUI case, but I am confident that no matter what you are going thru, if involves fighting for your freedom in any capacity, you do not need to look any further for legal representation. I was given a fair and reasonable price, I was also given the option for a fair payment plan that fit my budget and didn’t have to step foot into a court room throughout the whole process even at the disposition of my case. 10 out of 5 stars from me. Janet will always feel like family for what she did for me.
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Posted by Bobby | November 18, 2021
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You want results hire Mrs Janet Johnson
The best lawyer I ever hired, Mrs. Janet was always on her game. Never did she miss a beat! 100% recommended!
Posted by Ray | March 5, 2019
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So glad I called Janet Johnson!!
Janet Johnson did an amazing job on my case. She was able to get my charge dropped without me ever stepping foot in the courtroom or even meeting her face to face. She is courteous and compassionate, always responds quickly and takes the time to make sure you understand what’s happening. She is an excellent defense attorney that I would definitely recommend!
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Posted by Jared | February 13, 2019
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Janet Johnson was remarkable in court!
Happened to find a woman named Janet Johnson on the internet in Jacksonville, FL. Thought we would call her office and get a consult about our case with her staff. When we called, we spoke to Janet herself. Our case was detailed and we thought we were beyond help, but Janet Johnson advised us and we retained her! We are so glad we did. Ms. Johnson is so intelligent and amazing in court! Cannot say enough about her skills! We get to see her on CNN and HLN when she consults! Very excellent!
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2019
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Could not ask for someone better.
I reached out to Janet for my DUI case, Janet was emphatic and kept us informed on the process and typical time frame it might take. She also kept us informed on the ongoing process and assisted in making it thru the difficult times. I would definitely recommend Janet and her team for any one who need legal assistance.
Posted by Matthew | November 3, 2018
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Excellent
Janet is awesome, she is resourceful and not only wants to achieve success with your case, but cares about your future success as well. She is a confident defense lawyer, and feel i made the right decision hiring Janet for my case.
Posted by Lindsay | October 15, 2018
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She is the absolute best. Trust me.
Janet helped me with an unfortunate arrest and DUI. She listened to my story, she gave me excellent advice on what I needed to do on my end while she took care of the rest. She’s straight forward, nice, but a bulldog in court. She fights for you. I was so scared, but after speaking with her and retaining her, I felt much more at ease, even in that difficult and scary situation. I haven’t needed to use her services since then, but every once in a while if I call or text her a question, she gets right back to me. I recommend her to anyone needing a criminal defense attorney. I’ve worked for attorneys for years (and am aware of who’s out there), and she is the only person I will ever go to and refer my friends and family to for as long as she’s practicing law.
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Posted by Thomas | July 4, 2018
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Hard Working Attorney
Janet Johnson, She did a great job for our son. He was scheduled to be extradited to Florida from California on an old felony charge. She was able to have the extradition recalled. Janet went to the judge and explained the situation and after hearing all the facts, the judged decided to recall the notice. It would have been a nightmare for our son to be extradited back to Florida. Janet restored our faith in the fairness of the judicial system. We have had to deal with other attorneys in the past and she definitely proved to be the most competent. The others sounded great in the beginning, but there was no follow up. She actually returned calls. She took the time to write letters to our son explaining the case to him. He was incarcerated in California at the time, so phone calls were not feasible. My wife, son and I highly recommend her services.
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Posted by Joseph Sigda | September 22, 2017
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Janet Johnson
She skillfully negotiated a successful outcome on a practically no win case In my favor! -A Godsend I highly recommend her!!!
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2017
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Charges Dismissed
Janet got both my charges dismissed. One she got done very easily. For the other one, the DA was sticking to their guns. But with a little time and a lot of persistence on Janet's end, they gave in to her motion to dismiss. I am out of state and never even had to show up in court. In fact, I never even met Janet in person but she always treated me very well and fought hard for me. She responds quickly to emails and is easily reached by phone. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Jessica | January 10, 2017
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She did the impossible!
I was recently a defendant in a misdemeanor court case. I have a terrible record. However, I have since made some changes for the better in my life. During my first consultation with Ms. Johnson she expressed concern for me and my well being. Other attorneys I spoke with simply told me what I wanted to hear. But Janet told me that I should seek help, not just to get out of trouble, but because I was worth it. I knew right away that she was the one for me. Within a couple of months she made a plea arrangement with the state attorney but on the day we presented it to the judge he refused it because of my record. I was devastated. He was intent on sending me to jail. Janet fought tirelessly on my behalf, impressing the judge with her efforts and her encouragement of my progress. She never gave up on me. I could not believe it when I was sentenced to probation! I have intense stipulations, but because of her guidance, I was prepared. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking counsel, especially if you have an impossible case! Thanks janet for giving me my freedom.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Janet E Johnson, P.A.
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Connecticut College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • DUI Case
  • acquittal
  • DUI
  • acquittal

Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Member
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2018
  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2017
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Blood, Breath & Tears
  • DUI
  • 2012

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Jacksonville Criminal defense Lawyer Janet Ellen Johnson
Janet Ellen Johnson
Criminal defense Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 28 years
Free Consultation