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Richard Errol Johnson

Employment and labor Attorney at Tallahassee, FL

5.0   10 reviews

Licensed for 32 years

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    75%
    Board Certified Labor & Employment Lawyer Focus on gender cases, mainly sexual harassment and other sex discrimination

    31 years

  2. Sexual harassment
    10%

    31 years

  3. Wrongful termination
    10%

    31 years

  4. Discrimination
    3%

    31 years

  5. Workers compensation
    2%

    31 years

At the Law Office of Richard E. Johnson in Tallahassee, Florida, we do more than just represent clients in employment law matters. We are advocates for those who have been mistreated and strive to uphold civil rights and employment rights for individuals of any background throughout Northern Florida.

If you believe your employer is failing to protect you or is acting illegally, do not hesitate to speak with an experienced Tallahassee employment lawyer. Our firm can be reached online or by telephone at 850-425-1997 for a free, confidential consultation.

A Commitment To Making Things Right
Since 1990, Richard E. Johnson has taken a special interest in protecting employee rights and civil rights for individuals at any level of employment — from high-ranking executives to entry-level workers.

Today, he and associate attorney Melissa Horwitz combat discrimination, harassment and mistreatment in the workplace. We are committed to leveling the playing field and making the workplace a safe and productive environment for the individuals who need it most.

Licensed for 32 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Richard

Richard Errol Johnson
314 W Jefferson St
Tallahassee, FL, 323011608

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Posted by Ben | December 17, 2020
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Phenomenal Lawyer!
From the start to the finish of my case, I knew I was in great hands with Richard E. Johnson, Attorney at Law. When I first met Rick to go over my case, he was genuinely concerned and asked a lot of questions. Rick fought for me as hard as he could. Rick and his staff were highly informative and up front with me with all the billing procedures and how the contingency process worked. I know now, by using this firm, you will be in the presence of a professional who has been in the business for many years and that he will fight for your legal rights! I was constantly kept in contact by email or by phone. I was always given the pros and cons about an issue so I could make an informed decision to determine the direction I should go with the case. I would highly recommend Richard E. Johnson, Attorney at Law, to anyone with Employment Law issues. I really felt secure in letting Rick handle my case. Through it all, Rick stood by me and fought for me until the end. I would recommend using this attorney as he is very well versed in the matter of employment issues.
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2019
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Incredible Attorney, Spot On Professional
I was referred to Mr. Johnson with regard to legal matters connected to a previous employer. Mr. Johnson went above and beyond for me - not only did he patiently counsel me throughout the entire process, but he very quickly and astutely assessed me as a client and individual. Mr. Johnson was absolutely incredible - I feel very fortunate to have worked with him and cannot speak highly enough of him and his office. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2019
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Wrongful Termination
Richard Johnson was the first attorney I seeked out to take on my case. I didn't have to look any further. He handled everything for my case. He was very thourgh and kept all communication lines open with me after I had to relocate to another area. Very professional and will represent you well. One of the best decisions in choosing him to represent my case.
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Posted by Kim | November 20, 2019
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Trustworthy, Dedicated, and Determined
I hired Rick Johnson for a wrongful termination case in which I was emplyoed at a facility for 8 years. Rick is very trustworhty and eased my mind during the whole process. Rick was also very dedicated and determined to the very end. I am glad that I hired Rick Johnson to handle my case and I was very happy with the outcome.
Posted by Laurie | August 4, 2019
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Honest, Hardworking, Brilliant Attorney
I cannot begin to express my gratitude for Rick Johnson. His expert guidance & support led me through one of the toughest times of my life. Rick is articulate & not afraid to stand up for what is right. Rick advised me with such knowledge of the law, specifically discrimination & harassment I always felt confident & secure in his recommendations. If you’re looking for an attorney that truly knows the law & puts his clients best interest first & foremost look no further than Rick Johnson.
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Posted by Stan | July 24, 2018
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Like a knowledgeable friend
Rick took on my case of discrimination against a state university. He believed in me and worked with me for nearly 4 1/2 years of fighting the battle. Thru federal court (we won) then thru federal appeals court (we won again). He stood by me and fought to obtain justice for the wrongs committed against me. I would recommend him to anyone that has suffered from the actions of an employer who mistreats their employees
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2017
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Outstanding In Every Sense
Rick Johnson represented me in an extremely contentious and complex employment litigation case against a large company. He handled every brief, filing and argument with attention to detail and legally sound arguments. I was able to relax knowing my case was in good hands. He is responsive, accessible, and organized. He is clearly an employment litigation expert.
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Posted by Lindsay | May 8, 2017
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Would recommend to anyone needing help!
Rick helped me with a suit against a former employer; he was supportive and willing to walk me through the legal process. Rick reviewed my case, answered all my questions, told me about his background and what he recommended, this made me comfortable to hire and work with him. The case took it's twists and turns, Rick and his team kept me updated and requested information as needed. Even when I was slow responding, Rick was persistent with me (which I needed!) and kept on track. I felt that I had access to Rick and his team at all times, I never felt like a number. I've worked with other lawyers in the past (for other needs), yet I felt Rick was the most, reliable, relatable and 'real' with me; he was the right choice and I strongly recommend him.
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Posted by Philip | May 4, 2017
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Employment Negotiations
Rick was incredibly helpful to me during a difficulty time negotiating a resignation/settlement with my employer. I would not have had the success I did without his help. He was a staunch advocate for me and and also walked me through the process step-by-step.
Posted by Ingrid | May 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
Rick Johnson did a fantastic job on my case! I highly recommend him for anyone who has been wrongfully treated in the workplace.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Richard E. johnson
  • 1997 - Present
  • Partner
  • Spriggs & Johnson
  • 1991 - 1997
  • Partner/Shareholder
  • Friedlander & Johnson
  • 1990 - 1991

Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Florida State University
  • Master of Arts
  • 1973
  • Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969

Legal Cases

  • Myers v. Central Florida Investments, et al.
  • Substantial verdict
  • Smith v. University of Florida
  • Verdict plus injunction
  • EEOC v. Associated Security Enforcement, Inc.
  • Verdict plus injunction

Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • Executive Council, Labor & Employment Section
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Florida chapter)
  • Founder, Former President, Amicus Coordinator
  • 1993 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Labor & Employment Certification Committee
  • 2004 - 2011
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Florida Board
  • Board of Directors
  • 1992 - 2007
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Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Board Certified Labor & Employment Lawyer
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2002
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • "Good Guy" Award
  • Women's Political Caucus
  • 1997
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Publications

  • The Employee Advocate
  • THE HUNTER AND THE HUNTED: Evolving Standards for Sanctions in Federal Law in the 11th Circuit
  • 2005
  • Florida State University Law Review
  • NO MORE TEACHERS' DIRTY LOOKS - NOW THEY SUE: An Analysis of Plaintiff Status Determinations in Defamation Actions By Public Educators
  • 1990
  • numerous publications see website
  • see website
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Strategies In The Race To Win Your Employment Case
  • RIGHTS OF CAREGIVERS IN THE NEW WORKFORCE
  • 2009
  • Trial & Appellate Advocacy
  • Recent Developments in Employment Litigation
  • 2008
  • Advanced Topics
  • Supreme Court and Eleventh Circuit Employment Law Update
  • 2008
  • Florida NELA Labor Day Conference
  • Laying Siege to Gallagher
  • 2007
  • Florida NELA Annual Meeting
  • Reclaiming Our Own: A Post-Election Agenda To Recapture Lost Ground
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (40)
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rick Johnson is the consummate professional. Not only is he the best employment lawyer I know he is the best lawyer I know ... period. Whenever a colleague has a sticky situation or question, Rick is always there to help. His photographic memory is a marvel. Rick has made and continues to make a mark on the profession of law in Florida. Clients should know that they are not only in good hands with Rick, they are in the hands of the best employment lawyer in the State of Florida."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rick is one of the top employee rights and civil rights lawyers in the United States. Hiring him is your best decision. Rick has decades of experience fighting discriminators, and a long list of spectacular verdicts and settlements to show for it. Further, he has greater expertise in the area of discrimination law than any lawyer I’ve ever met. Rick has the unparalleled respect of his clients, is admired and respected by other experts in the field, and is usually more knowledgeable than the judges he appears before. Why does this matter? Discrimination law is exceedingly complex. Your case can be lost in a heartbeat if your lawyer overlooks the best argument, doesn’t know about the latest laws and court decisions, or hasn’t encountered a trick being used by an adversary. The fact that he specializes in discrimination law contributes to making him your best choice. The bottom line is that when your civil rights, your career, are on the line, hire Rick Johnson."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Rick for twenty years. First as a young lawyer who he willingly often helped. His mentor ship turned into a genuine friendship. If you are an employee looking for the best lawyer to fight for you, Rick is your guy. If you are a referral lawyer, your clients will be very well-represented. If you are opposing counsel, be afraid."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rick Johnson is truly one of Florida’s best employment lawyers. He knows this area of law like no other attorney, and works diligently for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Rick for nearly my entire career as a lawyer, 25 years and counting. Rick is the lawyer's lawyer on all aspects of labor and employment issues. He is truly an encyclopedia of knowledge with the years of experience to guide one through the toughest of issues. I have had the pleasure, and honor, of working with Rick on several matters over the years. Whether success was achieved, or not, it was a learning experience for me allowing me to become just that much of a better lawyer. Thank you."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rick is an exceptional attorney with a vast knowledge in law and in all matters representing clients. I would recommend him without hesitation and at any time."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an amazing asset to the Employment & Labor law practice."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer is compassionate and has more expertise than any other labor and employment attorney I know. I highly recommend him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard has been on top of his game for years. He is one of the go-to lawyers in his field for us other lawyers who need his expertise and experience. I heartily recommend him for everyone who needs an attorney with insight, intelligence, energy and dedication to their case."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rick Johnson is an outstanding employment law attorney. He has a great reputation among his peers. He cares deeply about his clients and he is a zealous advocate. I endorse Attorney Johnson."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are no better lawyers than Richard Johnson that handle employment law matters. If I were unfortunate enough to have to bring an action as a plaintiff, I would personally hire him in a second should he choose to accept my case. - Michael Massey"
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am privileged to know and endorse Rick Johnson. He is an outstanding lawyer, with an uncannily expansive knowledge of the field of employment law. His ethics are beyond reproach and he demonstrates true compassion for his clientele. If Rick chooses to represent you, you can rest assured that you have a top-notch lawyer on your side."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick Johnson is the kind of trial attorney that all other attorneys hope to be. His knowledge, both practical and legal, in the field of employment law and trial practice is unequaled. He has a proven track record of success, and he always puts his clients first."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Rick is a dedicated advocate in both federal and state court protecting the rights of employees and other individuals. He is a lawyer's lawyer who shares his wisdom and experience freely with other attorneys. He will be an excellent, ethical and effective lawyer for anyone he represents."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Rick is the "go to" lawyer for employment/labor cases."
Civil rights Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyers work and standing in the legal community. Richard is a dedicated member of Florida’s legal community with respect for and knowledge of the law. He is a tireless worker that always keeps his client’s best interest in mind. I highly recommend him to any person who needs the assistance of a highly qualified and competent attorney."
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Tallahassee Employment and labor Lawyer Richard Errol Johnson
Richard Errol Johnson
Employment and labor Attorney
Tallahassee, FL
Licensed for 32 years