Our Professionals

Johnson, Stephen Hunter

Partner

E-mail: shj@lydeckerdiaz.com

Office Location

  • Boca Raton, Florida
  • Bonita Springs, Florida
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Miami, Florida
  • Tampa, Florida
  • West Palm Beach, Florida

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Cyber Liability / Internet Law
  • Defamation
  • Director's & Officer’s Liability
  • Employment
  • Financial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Liability

Professional Experience

Mr. Johnson has successfully litigated and tried matters throughout the state of Florida. Mr. Johnson specializes in the representation of insurers and corporations in a broad range of complex business and business tort matters. Mr. Johnson also represents media companies in intellectual property and defamation litigation.

Before joining Lydecker Diaz, Mr. Johnson began his career as an associate in the Miami office of a business litigation boutique headquartered in New York, where he represented banking and corporate interests in multiple international business and commercial disputes. Mr. Johnson is also an experienced and accomplished appellate attorney, having multiple published Federal and Florida opinions, as well as oral arguments and appellate mediations in the United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit.

Professional and Community Involvement

In addition to his professional commitments, Mr. Johnson recognizes his responsibility to serve the community. He serves as the President of the 100 Black Men of South Florida, one of the leading youth mentoring organizations in the country. He also serves as Chair of the Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board. He is also a director of BAC Funding Corp. a non-profit state funded lender for disadvantaged business. He is also Secretary of the Coppin State University Development Foundation which raises money for scholarships to his alma mater, Coppin State University. He also sits as a member of the City of Miami’s Housing and Commercial Loan Committee. He has also served as a member of the Executive Board of the Miami-Dade Chapter of NAACP and the Polemarch (President) of the Richmond-Perrine (FL) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Admissions

  • Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Significant Representations and Decisions

  • TheStreet.com, Inc. v. Carroll, 20 So.3d 947 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)
  • Crowley Museum and Nature Center, Inc. v. Southwest Florida Water Management Dist. 993 So.2d 605 (Fla. 2d DCA 2008)
  • Young Apartments, Inc. v. Town of Jupiter, FL, 529 F.3d 1027 (11th Cir. 2008)

Education

B.S. in Management
Coppin State University, 2000

J.D.

Cum Laude
University of Miami School of Law, 2003

Awards and Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2012-2015
  • University of Miami School of Law, Dean’s Scholar
  • American Board of Trial Advocates’ Bill Colson Trial Award
Lydecker | Diaz is a Full-Service AV-rated national law firm with offices throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida. Since its founding, Lydecker Diaz has built a distinguished history of skilled and effective legal service to its clients. We serve a broad variety of national, international, and local businesses, state and local public entities, and individuals. Our growth has not been at the expense of personalized, in-depth, client service, but because of it. Read More About Us

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