Mediator's Profile

Kelly Overstreet Johnson

Business Name: Overstreet Johnson Mediation & Arbitration, LLC
Phone: 850-900-3080

Kelly Overstreet Johnson is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit-Civil Mediator, a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator handling non-binding and binding arbitration throughout Florida, and an American Arbitration Association panelist for Commercial, Employment and Large Complex Cases. With proven experience in resolving many types of disputes, Ms. Johnson also serves as a panelist for Alterity Alternative Dispute Resolution.

After 40 years in an active litigation & mediation practice, primarily handling commercial, probate, civil and employment matters, Ms. Johnson has recently transitioned to a full-time alternative dispute resolution practice. Ms. Johnson has been mediating since 2007, successfully resolving over a thousand cases. She is available to handle in-person or virtual mediations and arbitrations throughout the state of Florida or such jurisdictions as may be  requested by the parties.

Ms. Johnson is a former president of The Florida Bar, the Tallahassee Bar Association and the Tallahassee Women Lawyers, and maintains professional connections statewide in the Florida legal community, where she is highly regarded.  Ms. Johnson has expertise serving as a mediator and arbitrator in a wide variety of practice areas including:

  • Business & Commercial
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Business dissolution
  • Probate
  • General civil
  • Tort
  • Deceptive and unfair trade practices
  • Real estate
  • Franchising
  • Class actions
  • Employment & workplace matters
  • Discrimination
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Malpractice
  • Healthcare


  • Circuit Civil Mediation Certification, 2007
  • Florida State University College of Law. J.D., 1982, with Honors
  • Florida State University, B.S., 1979

Federal Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

State Courts

  • Florida

Memberships & Affiliations

  • President, The Florida Bar (2004-05)
  • Executive Council Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of The Florida Bar
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit-Civil, Mediator
  • Certified AAA Arbitrator (Commercial, Employment, Large Complex Panels)
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Co-Chair (2022-2023), Council Member (2012 – 2015), Leadership Committee Co-Chairs (2006-2013)
  • American Bar Association House of Delegates, member (1992-94), (2003-2006)
  • International Association of Mediators
  • National Association of Distinguished Neutrals
  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators

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