Tampa Divorce Attorney Suzanna M. Johnson | Cordell & Cordell

Suzanna M. Johnson

Senior Litigation Attorney

Tampa divorce attorney Suzanna JohnsonTampa divorce attorney Suzanna Johnson was initially drawn to the area of criminal law but fell in love with family law after her first family law case, which she took on a pro bono basis.

“It wasn’t an overly complicated or litigious case, but just being able to assist my client in closing a painful chapter of their life and watching them start anew – I knew that was the feeling I wanted to continue to have,” Ms. Johnson said.

Ms. Johnson values empathy for others and understands that everyone has different lived experiences, especially when it comes to divorce.

“Having the ability, or at a minimum, the desire to try and understand the feelings of another, I think is a beneficial trait to have, not only in practicing law, but specifically family law,” she said.

Ms. Johnson cautions her clients that there will likely be times when she might tell them things they do not like to hear, but her hope is that will help establish trust through this difficult process.

“It is my hope that you will respect that I am straightforward and honest with you so we can collaboratively accomplish your goals and work to try and achieve the best results possible for you,” she said.

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Johnson is licensed to practice in Florida.

Education

Ms. Johnson earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology with minors in religious studies and business law from Stetson University. She received her Juris Doctor and diploma in civil law from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Herbert Law Center.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Johnson practiced family law, estate planning, and real property and foreclosure litigation. She also worked for the Florida Office of the Attorney General and has knowledge and experience navigating Title IV-D/DOR specific child support related matters.

Associations

  • Florida Bar, Marital and Family Law Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Marital and Family Law Section
  • Stann W. Givens Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa
  • Next Generation Divorce
  • George Edgecomb Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Leadership Academy Class V Graduate
  • Florida Bar, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Florida Bar, Leadership Academy Committee

Awards

In 2019, Ms. Johnson was named a Florida Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding attorneys.