Retired Army combat vet enters Palm Beach County judicial race


A retired U.S. Army combat veteran this week became the third attorney to enter the race to replace retiring Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Catherine Brunson.

Henry Quinn Johnson, a former prosecutor who now works as a civil litigator, joins county family court magistrate Sarah Willis and Boca Raton securities lawyer Gregory Tendrich in the contest that will be on the August 28 primary ballot.

Willis has previously applied for appointment to the bench. Tendrich in 2016 lost his first bid to be a circuit judge.

Johnson, an attorney with the Fort Lauderdale real estate law firm, Albertelli Law, served 27 years of active duty and in the U.S. Army Reserves. Retiring as a lieutenant colonel, he served in the Judge Advocate General Corps. While deployed to Afghanistan, he served as chief of military justice for the U.S. Forces Combined Joint Task Force. He was responsible for managing the courts of military justice for more than 33,000 troops. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit award.

In addition to his military service, he worked as a prosecutor in Palm Beach County as well as in Pinellas and Pasco counties. Before going into private practice, he was an assistant Florida attorney general.

He is married to pediatrician, Dr. Terrie Johnson. They live west of Boynton Beach and have two sons. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in urban planning from Florida State University. He got his law degree from the University of Florida.



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