Susan Johnson-Velez

Susan Johnson-Velez

PRACTICE AREASLand Use, Local Government and Administrative Law, including land use and zoning matters for commercial, industrial and residential development, developments of regional impact and community development districts, federal, state and local environmental permitting and compliance, general regulatory compliance, administrative hearings and public finance.


  • Attorney/Shareholder
    Fowler White Boggs, Tampa, Florida
    March, 1998 – March, 2009
  • Assistant County Attorney
    Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida
    May 1994 – February 1998
  • Aide to the County Attorney
    Hillsborough County
    December 1993 – April 1994
  • Law Clerk Hillsborough County
    Tampa, Florida
    January 1993 – December 1993
  • General Practice
    Susan E. Johnson, Attorney at Law
    Houston, Texas
    November 1991 – December 1992


  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • State Bar of Texas
  • The Florida Bar
    Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law since 1999
  • George Edgecomb Bar Association
    General Counsel, 2002-2004
    President, 1997-1999
    First Vice President, 1996-1997
    Secretary, 1995-96
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    Board of Directors 2010-Present
    Program Chair, 2009
    Board of Directors, 2002-2008
    Secretary, 2002
    Co-Chair, Gender, Ethnic and Racial Equality Committee, 1997-2000
  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
  • Bay Area Legal Services
    Board of Directors, 2000
  • Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
    Professionalism Committee
  • YMCA Downtown Tampa
    Board of Directors, 1999-2008
  • Trinity School for Children
    Board of Directors, 2002-2007
  • Gulf Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of America
    Advisory Board, 2003-present


  • The University of Texas at Austin
    B.A. in Economics – 1986
  • University of Missouri – Columbia, School of Law
    J.D. – 1989
    Student Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity