Keela Johnson

Keela Johnson: Attorney with Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. AV stamp icon
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Biography

Experience

Ms. Keela Johnson concentrates her practice in all areas of domestic relations and matters that impact the family. She serves as a court appointed guardian ad litem and parenting time coordinator in complex parenting time and custody matters, often in the middle of a contentious divorce. She also handles guardianships and conservatorships for children and adults.

Prior to practicing law, Ms. Johnson was a mental health therapist for more than seven years. This experience allows her to bring a different perspective to emotionally charged and high conflict cases. Ms. Johnson cares about her clients and their concerns about the legal process. She understands that divorce is a time of transition and strives to help her clients understand the process from beginning to end.

Ms. Johnson is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section and Adoption Law Sections; Oakland County Bar Association, where she served as Chair of the Family Court Committee; the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts; and the Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce and the Family, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.

Ms. Johnson received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Upper Iowa University, her M.S. from University of Wisconsin-Stout, and her J.D., cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Speaking Engagements

•Presenter at State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Committee, Mid-Summer Conference, 2015. ”Getting the help you Need - Choosing between a Guardian ad Litem and Parenting Time Coordinator”
•Moderator for Oakland County Bar Association Introduction to Practice Seminar, Family Law January 2014
•Participant in the Professionalism in Action New Student Orientation at WMU - Cooley Law School, focusing on the importance of ethics and professionalism in the practice of law
•Guest Lecturer at WMU - Cooley Law School
•Speaker for Oakland County Bar Association Introduction to Practice Seminar, Family Law January 2011

Articles

•Think about your Future before Contracting Away your Rights, Oakland County Bar Association, Laches (2011)
•The New Face in Paternity, Oakland County Bar Association, Laches (2012)

Honors

“AV” Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability

Areas of Practice (14)

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Property Division (including complex marital and separate property matters)
  • Custody
  • Parenting Time
  • Third Party Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Paternity
  • Revocation of Paternity
  • Juvenile Guardianship and Conservatorships
  • Adult Guardianship and Conservatorships
  • Step Parent Adoption
  • Guardianship Adoption

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(248) 457-7087  Phone
gmhlaw.com
University Attended:
Upper Iowa University, summa cum laude, B.A.; University of Wisconsin-Stout, Master of Science in Counseling
Law School Attended:
Thomas M. Cooley Law, J.D., cum laude, January 2009
Year of First Admission:
2009
Admission:
2009, Michigan
Memberships:

Memberships

•State Bar of Michigan
•Oakland County Bar Association fellow
•Oakland County Bar Association
•Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce and the Family
•Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

ISLN:
921006020
Hobbies & interests:
Tigers Baseball; Red Wings Hockey; Football; Reading; Traveling; Biking; Rollerblading; Golfing

Peer Reviews

4.7/5.0 (14 reviews)
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A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.7/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.8/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.6/5.0

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