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​Kimberly Leach Johnson Receives Award From the Florida Commission on the Status of Women

NAPLES, Fla. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Firm Chair Kimberly Leach Johnson has been awarded an FCSW Florida Achievement Award from the Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW). Johnson received the award during the FCSW's quarterly meeting on Sept. 10, 2015.

The award recognizes meritorious women and men who have improved the lives of Florida women and/or who have served as positive role models for women and girls in their communities. Johnson received the award for her work with several local organizations, including Camp Boggy Creek and the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. Most recently, Johnson helped the Women's Foundation of Southwest Florida raise nearly $13,000 to launch the Futures Fund, which is focused on reducing violence against women and providing assistance to victims of violent crimes.

Johnson practices in the firm's Estate, Trust & Wealth Preservation Practice Group in the firm's Naples office. She has extensive experience representing families in the planning of their estates and the handling of affairs after individuals pass away. Johnson is the first female firm chair in Quarles & Brady's history, and actively participated in the creation and implementation of the firm's women's initiatives, including the Women in Leadership Program, which instituted a special mentoring program for women; and the Women's Forum, which provides presentations on professional and career development topics.

About the Florida Commission on the Status of Women
The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is a nonpartisan board, statutorily created in 1991 consisting of 21 appointed members, administratively housed in the Office of the Attorney General, Pam Biondi. Additional information on the Commission is available from its website at