Joseph R. Johnson

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  • 1641 Worthington Rd., Suite 100, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
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Over the past 25 years, Joe Johnson has been litigating some of the most complex cases in Florida - and he's been taking on some of the most powerful opponents. But that's little surprise: The law, and courtroom savvy, is something the third-generation lawyer grew up with.

A Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Mr. Johnson has successfully handled a wide range of product liability, consumer protection, defective medical device, and commercial litigation, as well as medical malpractice and other personal injury cases. The cases may differ, but their theme is always the same: fighting to protect, and vindicate, his client's rights.

The South Florida native's philosophy is simple: his client's interests are his interests. That means every case is tackled with the same level of preparation, dedication, and skill that Mr. Johnson would demand in his own attorneys. And it means always being responsive to clients and their needs. Like his partners at Babbitt, Johnson, Osborne & Le Clainche, he brings the service of a small firm - but large-firm talent - to every case he handles. It has earned him the respect of judges, juries, and peers. But more importantly, it has earned him the respect of his clients.

Year Joined Firm


Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, The Florida Bar

Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Civil Trial Practice, Florida Bar, 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

Palm Beach County Bar Association

Palm Beach County Justice Association

The Florida Bar, Member, Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 2008 - Present

American Association for Justice

American Bar Association

The Florida Justice Association

American Inns of the Court

Florida Bar Association, Member, 1983 - Present

National Board of Trial Advocacy, Member, 1996 - Present

ABOTA, Member, 2001 - Present

(Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education) (Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy)

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Civil Trial Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Device Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Trucking and Auto Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Defects
  • Tire Defects

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
561-202-1585  Phone
561-531-5983; Toll Free: 888-407-5164  Phone
561-684-6308  Fax
University Attended:
Florida State University, B.S., 1980
Law School Attended:
Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 1983
Year of First Admission:
1984, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 1983, Florida; U.S. Supreme Court
Reported Cases:
Frappier v. Health Options, 678 So.2d 884 (4th DCA 1996); St. Mary's Hospital v. Phillipe, 699 So2d 1017 (4th DCA 1997); St. Mary's Hospital v. Phillipe, 769 So.2d 961 (Fla. 2000); Wilbur v. Hightower, 778 So.2d 381 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001); Equity Residential Props. Trust v. Yates, Fourth District, 910 So. 2d 401; 2005 Fla. App.; Stone v. Palms West Hospital, 941 So. 2d 514 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006).
( Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy )
Payment Information:
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Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 02/21/13 in Commercial Litigation

    I have litigated against Mr. Johnson. He exhibits great skill and professionalism. He deserves the highest rating.

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