Kim Johnson profiled in article “Kim Johnson Takes the Lead”Gulfshore Life 02/01/14
Following is an excerpt:
The accomplished lawyer runs a national law firm from Naples and never stops mentoring others to reach their potential.
Kimberly Leach Johnson was an undergrad at Anderson College (now Anderson University), a small Christian school in Indiana, when a professor challenged her academic choices.
You should go into law, he told her. He thought she was too smart to pursue the careers associated with her major. At the time, Johnson was studying in social work and criminology and had varying notions about her future. “I had all kinds of different ideas. Who knows? I was young.” . . .
“I was really kind of surprised. I never really aspired to be chair,” Johnson admits one morning in her Naples office, where she’s practiced since 1993. She says she set out simply to build a good practice for her clients, characterizes her role in firm initiatives as “team efforts” and expresses surprise that her new job has attracted so much fuss.