Kimberly Leach Johnson

Kimberly Leach Johnson

Quarles & Brady LLP

Recognized since 2008

Naples, Florida

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates

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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.

Contact & Links


  • 1395 Panther Lane, Suite 300
    Naples, FL 34109


  • University of Florida, graduated 1981
  • University of Miami School of Law, LL.M

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, The Florida Bar


  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Law Center Association - Emeritus Trustee
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Anderson University (Indiana) Board of Trustees. - Member
  • Best Lawyers® Advisory Board - Member
  • Camp Boggy Creek Board of Directors - Member
  • Collier County Bar Association - Member
  • Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation (Board of Directors) - Member

Quarles & Brady LLP
Headquarters: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

147 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

58 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Trusts and Estates

Special Focus

  • Estate Planning
  • Gift Planning
  • Litigation
  • Trust Administration


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (annually, 2008 through 2016, Trusts and Estates)
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Trend magazine's "Florida Legal Elite" lists for 2010–2015
  • Named to the 2014 MAKERS: Women Who Make Southwest Florida list by WGCU Public Media
  • Named 2007–2011 FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth ManagerSM
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2007–2016 Florida Super Lawyers® lists (Estate Planning & Probate)
  • Named to Southwest Florida's Top Lawyers for 2012, as published in Gulfshore Life
  • Named to South Florida's Top Lawyers for 2010, 2011, 2016, as published in the Miami Herald
  • Awarded "Lawyer of the Year" by the Collier County Women's Bar Association for 2011
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
  • "Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers" for 2011, 2012, and 2013
  • FCSW Florida Achievement Award from the Florida Commission on the Status of Women (2015)
  • Named a 2017 Women of Initiative by the Women's Foundation of Collier County

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