Notable Women in Law: Lecia Johnson

Class of 2022

  • Category: Notable Women in Law
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 21
  • Undergrad degree/university: Illinois Wesleyan University – Bachelor of Arts
  • Law degree/university: University of Iowa College of Law – Juris Doctor

Last updated on March 3rd, 2022 at 12:47 pm

Lecia Johnson is a tax attorney at Milwaukee-based Godfrey & Kahn. Her practice has two areas of focus: helping clients develop tax-efficient executive compensation strategies and working with nonprofits to solve their tax challenges.

“In my view, Lecia is so successful in her legal practice because she empowers clients to make the best possible decisions for their organizations by making complex concepts easy to understand,” said Doug Patch, shareholder at Godfrey & Kahn. “But Lecia’s impact on our firm and our community goes beyond her legal expertise.”

Throughout her career, Johnson has focused on mentoring young attorneys. Currently, she serves in a formal mentorship capacity for several of the junior- and mid-level associates and informally mentors others.

Outside of Godfrey & Kahn, Johnson serves as the board chair of Forest Home Cemetery and serves on the board of Forest Home Historic Preservation Association. She is also a member of TEMPO Milwaukee, the Women’s Affinity Alliance and Milwaukee Women inc.