Henry W. Johnson was born in Fort Lauderdale and has been practicing law in South Florida since 1976. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of South Florida in 1973 and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida College of Law in 1976. He is a member of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section for The Florida Bar. He is a member and past president of the Attorneys’ Real Estate Council of Broward County and a member of the Attorneys’ Title Fund Services Broward County Advisory Team. He has been a licensed real estate broker since 1982.
Henry W. Johnson has been board certified in real estate law since 1987. Certification is a voluntary program administered by The Florida Bar. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification. Board-certified lawyers have a minimum of five years in law practice. Certified lawyers must show substantial involvement in the field of law for which certification is sought. They must receive a passing grade on the examination required of all applicants; each specialty has a different exam. Certified lawyers must satisfy a peer review assessment of their competence in the specialty field plus character, ethics and professionalism in the practice of law. Certified lawyers must satisfy the certification area’s continuing legal education requirements, which are substantially greater than the requirements for attorneys who are not board certified. Board certification is valid for five years, during which time the attorney must continue to practice law and attend Florida Barapproved continuing legal education courses. To be recertified, layers must meet requirements similar to those for initial certification. Only 444 of Florida’s 93,000 lawyers are board certified in real estate law.
Henry W. Johnson maintains an AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. This organization is the most widely recognized and respected rating system for lawyers in the United States. Martindale-Hubbell surveys lawyers who are asked to assess their colleagues’ general ethical standards and legal ability in a specific area of practice. The four possible ratings range from an “AV” rating, a “BV” rating, a “CV” rating to no rating. An AV rating is an indication that a lawyer’s peers rank the lawyer at the highest level of professional excellence.