Keela P. Johnson

 Family Law

Curriculum vitae

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.

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P  (248) 457-7087
E  kjohnson@gmhlaw.com

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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

•  Family Law
•  Litigation

EDUCATION

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

Admitted to Practice

•  Michigan: 2009

Memberships

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

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

  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

Peer Reviewed

Peer Reviewed

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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Contact

P  (248) 457-7000
F  (248) 457-7001
E  contact@gmhlaw.com

Honors

US News Best Lawyers Best Law Firms
Detroit Free Press Top Places to Work
Leading Lawyers
DBusiness Top Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviewed
Fortune Magazine Top Ranked Law Firms

Contact

P  (248) 457-7000
F  (248) 457-7001
E  contact@gmhlaw.com