TAMPA, FL – Labor and employment law firm Johnson Jackson PLLC today announced that its Shareholder, Kevin Johnson, has been selected for inclusion in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Johnson has been named 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in the category of Employment Law – Management in the Tampa area by the publication, an exceptional distinction awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each geographical region. Johnson is one of fewer than 5,900 lawyers across the United States to receive the honor this year.
“It is certainly a great honor, but in my view no one builds a reputation entirely on their own,” says Kevin Johnson, Johnson Jackson Shareholder. “As a firm, we have focused on building a great team of lawyers to deliver advice that gives our clients peace of mind, producing written work product that judges can trust, and trying to treat our opponents professionally even when we're in the heat of battle. I believe this recognition is the result of that team effort, and I'm very grateful to our entire team for all the hard work that they have put in.”
Additionally, Shareholders Kevin Johnson and Erin Jackson have been selected for inclusion in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. This marks the 14th consecutive year that Johnson has earned recognition in Best Lawyers, as well as the 8th consecutive year for Jackson.
Among other honors for the firm this year, Partner Christopher Johnson was named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America list. The Ones to Watch list, now in its 2nd Edition, provides recognition for top legal talent in the industry among newer lawyers.
Lawyers appearing on both the Ones to Watch and Best Lawyers in America© lists are selected by peer review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Once a lawyer is included on the list, they must receive enough votes in subsequent years to remain in each edition.
The Best Lawyers in America© was first published in 1983 and has since earned the respect of the legal industry, the media, and the public as the standard for unbiased excellence within the profession. This year’s Edition includes nearly 67,000 lawyers, or approximately 5% of practicing lawyers across the United States and the District of Columbia, in 147 different practice areas. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be recognized by Best Lawyers. Inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 10 million detailed evaluations.