Keela Johnson

Experience

Ms. Keela Johnson concentrates her practice in all areas of domestic relations and matters that impact the family. She serves as a court appointed guardian ad litem and parenting time coordinator in complex parenting time and custody matters, often in the middle of a contentious divorce. She also handles guardianships and conservatorships for children and adults.

Prior to practicing law, Ms. Johnson was a mental health therapist for more than seven years. This experience allows her to bring a different perspective to emotionally charged and high conflict cases. Ms. Johnson cares about her clients and their concerns about the legal process. She understands that divorce is a time of transition and strives to help her clients understand the process from beginning to end.

Ms. Johnson is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section and Adoption Law Sections; Oakland County Bar Association, where she served as Chair of the Family Court Committee; the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts; and the Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce and the Family, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.

Ms. Johnson received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Upper Iowa University, her M.S. from University of Wisconsin-Stout, and her J.D., cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Property Division (including complex marital and separate property matters)
  • Custody
  • Parenting Time
  • Third Party Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Paternity
  • Revocation of Paternity
  • Juvenile Guardianship and Conservatorships
  • Adult Guardianship and Conservatorships
  • Step Parent Adoption
  • Guardianship Adoption

Education

  • Upper Iowa University, summa cum laude, B.A.
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Master of Science in Counseling, M.S.
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law, cum laude, J.D.

Admitted to Practice

  • Michigan 2009