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Janet E. Johnson

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Janet Johnson is a top-rated criminal defense attorney who has been selected as a Florida Super Lawyer and received the top rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. Janet appears regularly as an expert in criminal defense on national TV networks including CNN, MSNBC, FOX, NewsNation, and has been featured in Fortune Magazine. A graduate of Connecticut College and the University of Oregon School of Law and has been selected to serve as a faculty member for the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers annual seminar on DUIs.

Janet is a fellow in the prestigious Litigation Counsel of America and has been named one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and among the 10 Best for Client Satisfaction. She practices in all areas of criminal defense, including DUI law, Drug Possession/Sales, Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime, Federal Cases, and every other facet of criminal defense.

Her team provides aggressive defense which has yielded great success in the courtroom for over almost 30 years. Janet is admitted in Florida, Colorado, Massachusetts and The Federal Bar.


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon
    • J.D. - 1994
  • Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut
    • B.A. - 1988
    • Major: English

Classes & Seminars

  • Blood, Breath & Tears, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Present

Professional Associations

  • Florida Bar Association - Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Member
  • Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Member

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1994
  • Colorado, 1996
  • Massachusetts, 2021
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1998


  • Selected to 2024 Florida Super Lawyers
  • Litigation Counsel of America - 2015 - Present
  • 10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys - 2016 - Present
  • Top Lawyer - The Global Directory of Who's Who - 2017 - Present
  • Lawyers of Distinction - 2018 - Present
  • Best DUI Lawyers in Jacksonville - Expertise.com - 2022 - present
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys - 2018 - present
  • Top 100 - The National Trial Lawyers
  • AV-Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Top 100 Attorneys - American Jurist Institute