Partner and Firm Chair, Quarles & Brady LLP
Kimberly Johnson’s practice focuses on trusts and estates. In addition to serving as chair, she heads the firm’s finance committee and serves on the diversity committee.
“Our diversity programming is calculated to eliminate inequalities so that we can all be equally successful," Kimberly said in an interview with Inside Counsel. "But we do it because it’s in our firm’s DNA, and that has allowed us to move beyond 'diversity, good' and to the point of 'diversity, of course.'"
In keeping with Kimberly’s philosophy, Quarles & Brady has many diversity initiatives, from their Women in Leadership Program to minority scholarships to a diversity blog written by attorneys at their many offices. The firm has been recognized by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum and MultiCultural Law magazine. Quarles & Brady was named an LCLD Most Active Member Law Firm in 2014 and 2016.
Follow Kimberly on Twitter: @Quarles_Chair
Joined LCLD 2009
Highlights of LCLD Participation
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2013)
2017: Jaya F. White; 2016: Valerie P. Vidal; 2015: Christian G. Stahl; 2014: Hector Joseph Diaz; 2013: Dawn C. Valdivia; 2012: Steven V. Hunter; 2011: Edward A. Salanga
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2016: Shanan Essick, Yalda Godusi, Paige Grenne, Ally Nicol, Sydney VanBerg; 2015: Margo Casselman, Jerome Mohsen, Tracy Reyes, Symone Shinton, Ken Yandell; 2014: Sean Fernandes, David Hedges; 2013: Anne-Louise Mittal, An Nguyen; 2012: Sharunda Owens, Joshua Proper, Travis Romero-Boeck
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2015
Annual Meeting (2016, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2016, 2015, 2014)
Member: Kimberly Johnson
Communications: Julie Cole