Keela P. Johnson

Keela P. Johnson

 Family Law

Keela P. Johnson

Curriculum vitae

EXPERIENCE

Ms. Keela Johnson is an equity shareholder in our Family Law group. Ms. 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 where she was elected to serve on the Family Law council and appointed as chair of the Guardian ad Litem sub-committee; Oakland County Bar Association, where she served as Chair of the Family Court Committee; the Macomb County Bar Association; the Genesee County Bar Association; the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts; and the Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce and the Family, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan and serves as a Barrister for the Oakland County Bar Association Inn of Court program.

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 Western Michigan Cooley Law School.

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EXPERIENCE

Ms. Keela Johnson is an equity shareholder in our Family Law group. Ms. 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 where she was elected to serve on the Family Law council and appointed as chair of the Guardian ad Litem sub-committee; Oakland County Bar Association, where she served as Chair of the Family Court Committee; the Macomb County Bar Association; the Genesee County Bar Association; the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts; and the Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce and the Family, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan and serves as a Barrister for the Oakland County Bar Association Inn of Court program.

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 Western Michigan Cooley Law School.

Practice Areas
•  Family Law
•  Litigation
EDUCATION
•  Upper Iowa University, summa cum laude, B.A.
•  University of Wisconsin-Stout, Master of Science in Counseling, M.S.
•  Western Michigan Cooley Law School, cum laude, J.D.
Admitted to Practice
•  Michigan: 2009

•  U.S. District Court, Eastern District, 2017

Memberships

•  State Bar of Michigan
•  Oakland County Bar Association Fellow
•  Oakland County Bar Association
•  Macomb County Bar Association
•  Genesee County Bar Association
•  Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce and the Family
•  Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
•  Wayne County Family Bar

Speaking Engagements
•  Presenter at State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Committee, Mid-Summer Conference, 2015. ”Getting the help you Need – Choosing between a Guardian ad Litem and Parenting Time Coordinator”
•  Moderator for Oakland County Bar Association Introduction to Practice Seminar, Family Law January 2014
•  Participant in the Professionalism in Action New Student Orientation at WMU – Cooley Law School, focusing on the importance of ethics and professionalism in the practice of law
•  Guest Lecturer at WMU – Cooley Law School
•  Speaker for Oakland County Bar Association Introduction to Practice Seminar, Family Law January 2011

ARTICLES

  A Return to Civility in the Legal Profession, Oakland County Bar Association, Laches (2019)

  Think about your Future before Contracting Away your Rights, Oakland County Bar
Association, Laches (2011)
  The New Face in Paternity, Oakland County Bar Association, Laches (2012)

Distinctions

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Peer Reviewed

“AV” Peer Review Rating

News / blog

Keela Johnson Gracey, Shareholder at GMH

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is pleased to announce that Keela Johnson Gracey is now a shareholder with the firm. Keela specializes in complex divorce litigation in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties. She is involved in cases that impact all aspects of the...

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