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2006 Press Releases

Kelly Overstreet Johnson and Hal Johnson Create Endowment for Excellence

Jun 01, 2006

TALLAHASSEE— With a $100,000 deferred gift to the Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee attorneys Kelly Overstreet Johnson and Hal Johnson have created the Kelly Overstreet Johnson and Hal Johnson Endowment for Excellence.

Overstreet Johnson and Johnson, 1982 and 1975 Florida State University College of Law graduates, respectively, chose to make the disbursement of their gift flexible, allowing the endowment to fund a number of the law school’s resources including student scholarships, faculty incentives and co-curricular activities.

“We are delighted to be in a position to make this gift,” Overstreet Johnson said. “The law school has obviously been instrumental in our careers and success as lawyers, and we are glad to be able to show our appreciation.”

Overstreet Johnson, AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, is a partner in the Tallahassee office of Broad and Cassel. In 2004-2005, she served as president of The Florida Bar and was president of both the Tallahassee Bar Association (1990-91) and Tallahassee Women Lawyers (1984-85).

Johnson is general counsel for the Florida Police Benevolent Association, a position he has held for 27 years. He was chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar and served on the Officer Discipline Penalty Guidelines Task Force for the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

“We owe much of our continuing success to the generosity of alumni such as Kelly and Hal,” Dean Don Weidner said. “We are extremely grateful for their gift, which will support an array of programs here at the College of Law.” 

August 2006