Quarles & Brady Chair Kimberly Leach Johnson is one of southern Florida’s most successful attorneys. She is a five-time FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth ManagerSM, a Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyer®, and one of Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite, to mention but a few recognitions. From post-mortem tax-mitigation techniques, interpretation of trust documents, and corporate fiduciary advice to IRS audits, lifetime gift planning, and comprehensive document preparation, Kim guides her clients through the processes of defining final wishes and seeing them through with confidence, confidentiality, and competence. A consummate financial manager and longtime elected member of Quarles & Brady's executive committee, Kim now serves as chairperson of the more than 500-lawyer, AmLaw 200 firm that serves clients across the country. In addition to those leadership duties, she continues her active trusts & estates practice and is still there, every single day, for every last client. As firm chair, Kim is actively involved in Quarles & Brady’s corporate social responsibility efforts nationally. She is passionate about and personally supports several local causes as well, through her leadership and dedication.
Kim earned her law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, L.L.M. degree from the University of Miami, and bachelor’s degree from Anderson College. Married for more than 30 years to Ken—another attorney, whom she met in law school—Kim’s three sons are now grown and enjoying successful careers of their own.