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Kimberly Leach Johnson Named Among Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers

NAPLES, FLA. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Kimberly Leach JohnsonTampa Office Managing Partner, was named among the Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers for 2012.

Super Lawyers' Top 50 Women list includes attorneys who received the highest point totals in the 2012 Florida Super Lawyers nomination, research, and review process. Super Lawyers comprises of the top five percent of lawyers in each state based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement: verdicts and settlements, transactions, representative clients, experience, honors and awards, special licenses and certifications, position within law firm, bar and other professional activity, pro bono and community service, scholarly lectures and writings, education and employment background, and other outstanding achievements. This is the second consecutive year for Johnson to be named to the Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers.

Johnson practices in the area of trusts & estates. She has extensive experience representing numerous families in the planning of their estate and handling their affairs after their demise. In addition to her responsibilities as managing partner, she serves as chair of the Naples office trusts & estates group, serves on the Firm's Executive Committee and chairs the Firm's Finance Committee. Johnson was named "Woman Lawyer of the Year" by the Collier County Women's Bar Association in 2011 and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

She received her LL.M. from the University of Miami, her J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and her B.S. from Anderson College.

About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes the creation of a candidate pool, an independent research evaluation of candidates by the research department, a peer evaluation by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

Super Lawyers can be found online at www.superlawyers.com, where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location.

Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Chicago, Ill.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Milwaukee and Madison, Wis.; Shanghai, China; and Washington, D.C. The Firm offers an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients that range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the Firm may be found at www.quarles.com, and on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.