Kim Johnson was born in St. Louis, Missouri and spent her elementary school years in Marietta. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B. Mus. from DePauw University in 1991. Kim spent four years working as a public school orchestra teacher before furthering her studies at the University of Alabama School of Law. She graduated, Summa Cum Laude, with a J.D. in 1998. While in law school, Kim served on the Boards of the Alabama Law Review and the Moot Court Competition.
Following law school, Kim clerked at both the federal trial and appellate courts, serving with the Hon. W. Harold Albritton III, (now Senior) United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama and with the Hon. Emmett R. Cox, (now Senior) United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. She has worked on major litigation matters from both the defense and plaintiff’s side.
In 2012, Kim joined Pope McGlamry and has focused her career on representing plaintiffs in personal injury, wrongful death, products and pharmaceutical liability, qui tam health care fraud and mass torts actions.
Kim is an active musician in the Atlanta community, playing viola in the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra and violin and viola in chamber groups, most notably with the Atlanta Wine Ensemble – a group of lawyer-musician-friends. In her spare time, Kim enjoys hearing the professional Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and attending Braves games with her father – a tradition started back in the 1980s when the Braves were terrible. During football season, she has been known occasionally to yell “Roll Tide!”