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Quarles & Brady’s Chair Selected as a 2014 MAKER by WGCU Public Media

NAPLES, FLA. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that firm chair Kimberly Leach Johnson has been named to the 2014 MAKERS: Women Who Make Southwest Florida list by WGCU Public Media.

This year’s 14 honorees are building a positive legacy and making a significant impact on Florida’s southwestern region. Nominations were received from local community members and then reviewed by a community selection committee, which chose its list of honorees in the categories of arts, business, education, environment, health & wellness, politics and social justice activism. The 14 women were selected from 120 nominees. WGCU will produce video and audio portraits of the MAKERS that will air in April 2014.

As Quarles & Brady’s chairperson, Johnson presides over the executive committee that elected her to the firm’s chief leadership position, which began on October 1 and will last five years. As an attorney, she practices in the area of trusts & estates. Johnson possesses extensive experience representing numerous families in the planning of their estates and handling their affairs after their demise. Johnson has been included among the “Top 50 Women in Florida Super Lawyers” since 2011, as a “Florida Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine since 2010, and she is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She received her LL.M. from the University of Miami, her law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of law and her undergraduate degree from Anderson College.

To view WGCU’s press release click here.

About WGCU Public Media
WGCU Public Media is Southwest Florida’s source for PBS and NPR. It serves seven counties, one-fifth of the state of Florida, with three distinct digital TV channels, two FM radio channels, three HD radio channels and a monthly magazine. WGCU delivers national and international programming 24-hours a day and develops, produces and delivers relevant, informative and educational local programs to the Southwest Florida community.

About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 450 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Chicago, Ill; Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.; and Washington, D.C. The firm provides an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients, which range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the firm may be found at, and on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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