Scott J Johnson

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Scott J. Johnson is a partner in Holland & Knight's Orlando office. He practices in the fields of eminent domain and condemnation, commercial and appellate litigation, and real estate law. He is also certified as a Florida Circuit Court Mediator and mediates cases in the areas of eminent domain and condemnation and commercial litigation.

Mr. Johnson heads the firm's national Eminent Domain Practice Group. Mr. Johnson's eminent domain practice includes more than 40 years of experience representing both property owners and condemning authorities involving a wide range of properties, including mixed-use, commercial, office, industrial, residential, multifamily, special use, utilities and unimproved parcels. His cases have been resolved through pre-suit settlement, mediation and jury trial, including on appeal.

Mr. Johnson's commercial litigation and appellate practice consists of a wide variety of commercial and administrative cases, both jury and nonjury, including mediation, arbitration and appeals. His cases involved business and real estate disputes of all types, including contractual issues, broker and commission disputes, landlord and tenant, probate and land use disputes.

Mr. Johnson's real estate practice has consisted of representation of a wide variety of clients, including as a primary counsel to a major Florida home builder and developer.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Commercial Litigation, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation - Real Estate, 2007-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando Real Estate Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2017
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2007-2011; Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, 2011, 2012 
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2008-2018
  • Corporate Counsel Edition, Super Lawyers magazine, May 2009
  • Best Lawyers, Orlando Magazine
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated


  • The Florida Bar, Eminent Domain Committee
  • Florida Association of Eminent Domain Professionals
  • The Rotary Club of Orlando, former President
  • Orlando Downtown Development Board, former Chairman
  • Junior Achievement, former Director, Central Florida
  • Leadership Orlando, Graduate
  • Edgewater High School Foundation, former President
  • Vanderbilt Law Review, former Member