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Foley & Mansfield

Virginia Easley Johnson

Partner Emeritus - Miami


Virginia Easley Johnson is a Partner Emeritus in Foley & Mansfield's Florida offices. As the firm’s first woman managing partner, she opened its Miami office in 2003, and was named to the equity partnership the following year. Johnson also sat on the firm’s executive committee, and organized the firm's annual service trip.

She spent her litigation years defending product liability and general insureds, asbestos manufacturers, health care providers, and breast implant manufacturers in hundreds of multi-million dollar lawsuits, trying cases in both state and federal courts.

Virginia retired from practice in January, 2020.


January 2, 2020
Virginia Easley Johnson Retires From Foley & Mansfield; Kevin O’Connor, B. Kyle Morley to Lead Miami, Tampa Bay Offices

Foley & Mansfield today announced that Virginia Easley Johnson, Managing Partner of the firm’s Miami and Tampa Bay offices, has retired effective January 1, 2020. On her departure, partners Kevin O’Connor and B. Kyle Morley will step into the roles of Managing Partner in the firm’s Miami and Tampa Bay offices, respectively.


November 14, 2019
Foley & Mansfield, Miami Partners Recognized in 2020 South Florida Legal Guide

Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce that is has been named among the 2020 “Top Law Firms” in Florida by the South Florida Legal Guide . In addition to F&M’s inclusion as a “Top Law Firm,” Virginia Easley Johnson, Kevin O’Connor and Timothy Ferguson were also honored as “Top Lawyers” in their respective areas of practice.


May 31, 2019
Seven Named to 2019 Florida Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® List

Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce that seven attorneys have been named to the 2019 Florida Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® list.



  • Rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Florida Super Lawyers®, 2006-2019
  • South Florida Legal Guide "Top Lawyer" - 2012-2020
  • Super Lawyers® Business Edition - Litigation - 2014
  • Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine - 2006


  • Certified as Fee Arbitrator (Florida Bar)
  • Completed 40 hours of Mediation training
  • Graduate, Leadership Miami


  •  National Coordinating Counsel (NCC) panel moderator, 2017 Defense Asbestos Lawyers Seminar (DALS), Orlando, FL - June 2017


  • Vice-Chair & Secretary, ecofiltro: one, a 501(c)(3) public charity who delivers filters to rural communities in a sustained manner that creates clean water for life.
  • Virginia has participated and led over twenty (20) service trips to help needy families and communities in ten countries.  She has initiated and led three trips with the firm and proudly has introduced F&M employees to service work. 
  • She has been active in the United Way beginning in 1990 and has served on several of its committees
  • Virginia served on the Board of Trustees at Miami Country Day School and the Florida Center of Theological Studies.
  • Currently, Virginia volunteers for the Special Olympics and the Community Partnership for Homeless, Inc.



Destination: Outside Your Comfort Zone, That's where Virginia Johnson and her colleagues go to help impoverished communities, Super Lawyers Magazine, Florida, 2019. Read this article.