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Katherine “Katie” Johnson

Strategically-minded and purpose-driven, Katie’s clients agree she is “engaged and honest,” and is “thorough, knowledgeable of the law, compassionate, and tough when needed.” After graduating cum laude from FSU with a degree in business management, she earned her law degree and a certificate degree in Family Law advocacy from Florida Coastal School of Law. Katie gained indispensable knowledge while clerking at the Fourth District Court of Appeal and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2012. She joined Zisser Family Law in 2015, where she has attained invaluable experience working with long-time mentors Barry and Elliot Zisser.

In 2021, Katie received her Board Certification in Marital and Family law from The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization & Education. Katie joins Elliot Zisser, along with only 10 other attorneys including members of the Judiciary in Northeast Florida, who have earned this certification. Katie is also one of the youngest attorneys in Jacksonville to achieve this milestone.

Katie’s law practice focuses on Family Law, specifically complicated divorce, alimony and child custody cases. Her expertise lies in conflict resolution, long-term support claims, business valuation or asset tracing issues, or situations involving the safety and wellbeing of children.

During an initial consultation, Katie discusses the legal process and strategic litigation, including investigating and preserving hidden income and assets. She explains pros and cons of going to trial and outcomes clients can reasonably expect if the case is ultimately decided by the court. Clients find out if it’s in their best interest to settle through early negotiations or mediation. While this process may seem obvious, many lawyers fail to educate clients on such reasonable solutions, and as a result, waste precious time and money.

A native of South Florida, Katie has called Jacksonville home for the last decade.  She and her husband are the proud parents of two daughters and a French bulldog.

Focus Areas
  • Marital and Family Law, Board Certified 2021
  • AVVO Rating 8.9
  • “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers (Edition Years 2021-2022)
  • “Rising Star” by Attorney at Law magazine (profiled in October 2020 issue)
  • Florida Family Law American Inns of Court, Executive Board (2017-2020; 2021-current)
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Member
  • Co-author, Chapter 742 & The UCCJEA: Is Childbirth an Unbridled Key to Forum Shopping, Florida Bar Journal, January 2012.