Arthur Chapman Kimberly L. Johnson
  • Kimberly L. Johnson
  • Shareholder
  • Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala, P.A.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 612-375-5941  direct dial
  • 612-339-7655  fax

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Kim works primarily with railroad clients, providing counsel and trial experience on FELA cases.  In addition, her practice includes guiding insurance companies and self-insured entities through the claims – and, if need be, the court system – on matters encompassing  construction, employment, commercial, and personal and commercial automobile law. 

When describing Kim, clients note her calm nature and ability to analyze a case from every angle.  A published writer and speaker at both Firm and client seminars, Kim works with clients to find solutions that provide the best outcome possible for all parties involved.  Her tenacity in the court room and diligent exploration of case detail is appreciated by clients.

A native of Minnesota, Kim likes to take in the beauty of the great outdoors whenever possible.  She also enjoys escaping to the mountains of Colorado at least once a year with her husband and two daughters.

American Jurisprudence Award, Employment Law, 1997 
Dean’s List, University of South Dakota School of Law 
Rising Star, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2009


University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., 1998
Denver Paralegal Institute, 1993
St. Cloud State University, B.A., 1992

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 1999
Minnesota, 2003
Wisconsin, 2014

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1999
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2008
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers
Wisconsin State Bar Association



Representative Clients
Acuity Insurance
BNSF Railway Company
Canadian Pacific
MetLife Auto & Home

Practice Areas

Legal Team