J. Albert Johnson, Esq.
Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Florida
Al Johnson has represented some of the country’s largest corporations and best-known personalities. Now he is bringing a wealth of courtroom experience to bear on behalf of the clients of Ellis, Ged, & Bodden, P.A.
An accomplished trial lawyer, Mr. Johnson has actively contributed to the outcome of civil and criminal trials in 33 states. According to a comprehensive annual survey of the nation’s attorneys written by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith of Harvard Law School and published by Woodward/White, Mr. Johnson was voted among the “Best Lawyers in America” for 20 straight years.
In his many years of practice, Mr. Johnson has represented such high-profile clients as Captain Ernest Medina (Mai Lai Massacre Cases/Vietnam), James McCord (one of the Watergate defendants) and notorious newspaper heiress and bank robber Patty Hearst. Mr. Johnson is also known as “A Lawyer’s Lawyer” because of his highly visible representation of judges and lawyers throughout the United States. He successfully defended his colleague and lifelong friend F. Lee Bailey in California and also won an acquittal for Senior Superior Court Justice Joseph S. Mitchell, Jr., in Massachusetts.
Mr. Johnson has appeared as a legal expert and guest on many radio and television programs throughout the country including The Today Show, Good Morning America, World News Tonight, CNN, The O’Reilly Factor, Inside Edition with Deborah Norville and the Phil Donahue Show. His grasp of complex legal issues has also made him a sought-after lecturer on college campuses, including the University of Tennessee, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, Albany State University, North Adams State College, Illinois State University and Boston College.
He is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States; the Supreme Judicial Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts; the United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Fourth, Eighth and Ninth Circuits; the United States Court of Claims; the United States Military Court of Appeals (Admitted to practice before Courts Martial in all the Military Districts of the United States); and is admitted to practice pro hoc vice in the following states and districts: Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Washington, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico, California and Vermont. Mr. Johnson is also an active member of the Bar of the District of Columbia.
Mr. Johnson is proud of his 17-year service as a Director on the Board of Overseers at Lynn University in Boca Raton. He also serves as Chairman of the Lantana Airport Advisory Board and as President of the Boca Raton and Highland Beach Condominium Association. He maintains active membership in the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the New England Chiefs of Police Association, he is active in U.S. Marine Corps affairs through the Marine Corps League and is a Fellow in the American Judicature Society.
A former law enforcement officer and an enthusiastic amateur pilot, he lives in Boca Raton.