Kristen M.J. Johnson


Tampa Bay, FL

Kristen M.J. Johnson is a transportation attorney at Taylor & Associates and handles a full range of business litigation, arbitration, appeals, and government investigations. She regularly handles freight claims under the Carmack Amendment, complex civil disputes, product and warranty claims, and contract disputes.

Kristen’s practice originated at a major Washington DC law firm, where she represented large corporate interests, sovereign governments, and high-stakes individual matters. Kristen spent part of her career in Doha, Qatar, where she advised on domestic and international disputes, construction claims, risk prevention, data protection, and corporate investigations. Her appellate work includes submissions before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Fourth Circuits, and state courts of appeals.

Kristen’s practice spans from traditional courtroom litigation to administrative actions to corporate planning. Kristen directly advises clients on risk management, case and witness preparation, investigations response and compliance programs, and critical strategy. She manages legal teams, streamlines budgets, and oversees deadlines. She is experienced as lead attorney at trials, hearings, depositions, and settlement negotiations.

Before entering the law, Kristen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University, Honors College. She was a recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to Japan (2002-2003), where she researched labor and civil rights issues. Kristen received her Master’s of Arts in International Relations from American University, School of International Service, and a law degree from American University, Washington College of Law. As a thought leader, Kristen is active in the industry and community. She presently is a member of Women in Transportation and the Transportation Lawyers Association. Her other passion is humanitarian aid and children’s rights, and she is the co-founder of Pretrial Rights International, an organization focused on human rights of detainees. Kristen lives in Safety Harbor, Florida, with her husband, three sons, and adorable puppy dog.

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