TAMPA — Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Scott Johnson has joined Shutts & Bowen LLP's Tampa office as a senior attorney in the law firm's government contracts and corporate law practice groups.
Johnson has 15 years of legal experience and 24 years of Naval service, according to a press release. At the firm, he will represent federal government contractors and public, private, domestic and international clients in business activities.
Previously, Johnson was the Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, Chief of Operational Law at the U.S. Central Command headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. He also has held positions such as Staff Judge Advocate to Special Operations Command Central and Staff Judge Advocate to Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
In 2006, Johnson deployed to Afghanistan to lead the effort to help the Afghan National Army establish its Military Justice System. Prior to serving as a Naval attorney, he was a Naval flight officer. He participated in three deployments to the Western Pacific and Middle East flying anti-submarine and reconnaissance missions.
“Scott brings a unique perspective to our Federal Government Contractor and Corporate Law Practice Groups, as well as to our clients,” says Shutts' Tampa office Managing Partner Alan Higbee in a statement.
Shutts & Bowen is a business law firm with more than 260 lawyers in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach, according to a statement.