Michael A. Johnson has a very general legal career representing large clients in corporate law, where Mr. Johnson has an extensive background with a career in the corporate arena for over 25 years. He has also represented clients in family law, criminal law, civil law, real estate law, and currently has focused in a very specialized practice in estate planning in the drafting of Revocable Living Trusts and Wills and other legal documents relating to this area. As part of his specialized practice in estate planning, he has handled hundreds of probate matters for his clients. His goal, in his estate planning practice, is to minimize his clients’ exposure to the probate process so that their assets pass to their heirs outside of the court process with minimal expense.
A native and longtime resident of Lakeland, Florida, he earned his undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida in 1974. He received his Masters of Business Administration from Stetson University and graduated Cum Laude with his Juris Doctorate degree from the Stetson University College of Law. While attending law school, he worked for the Chief Judge of the 6th Judicial Circuit in Pinellas County, Florida, assisting in the area of Appellate Review. He established his own practice after graduating from law school and being admitted by the Florida Bar. Mr. Johnson is admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts and various Federal Courts. Mr. Johnson also holds a Florida Real Estate Broker’s License. Mr. Johnson is a partner of The Pansler Law Firm to represent clients in personal injury and medical malpractice. He continues to maintain his specialized practice in estate planning and probate matters.
Mr. Johnson is very much family-oriented and spends as much time as possible with his family. Mr. Johnson is a long-time member of Victory Church in Lakeland, Florida and has served on many charitable boards and has belonged to various community organizations in his community throughout his career.
- Admitted to the Florida Bar in 2001
- Earned J.D., Cum Laude, Stetson University College of Law in 2000
- Earned Masters in Business Administration, Stetson University in 2000
- Florida Real Estate Broker, 1984
- Bachelors Degree, University of South Florida in 1974
- Associates Degree, Polk Community College in 1972
- United States Marine Corps, Vietnam Veteran, Honorably Discharged 1970
- Graduated Lakeland Senior High School, 1968