Kesa M. Johnston

Real Estate Closings, Family Law, Criminal Defense and Small Business Representation

Open representation

At KMJ Law you know what we know! We make sure our clients are provided timely and informative updates.


Personal service

Ms. Johnston strives to ensure all her clients received the tailored service they deserve.

The Law Firm of Kesa Johnston

Devoted staff

Our staff works diligently to help clients prepare, to provide proper updated and secure all necessary information for the best possible outcome in all cases.

“No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.”

Honest, Professional,
Genuine, Dedicated


Kesa M. Johnston is a solo practitioner in Roanoke, Alabama who handles family law, criminal defense, estate planning and probate, real estate closings and small business representation. Kesa has handled many complex custody actions and criminal cases including capital murder defense. Kesa regularly serves clients in East Alabama including Cleburne, Clay, Calhoun, Randolph, Chambers and Lee counties.

Established in the 1830s, Roanoke, Alabama is a town of deeply rooted citizens ripe with vibrant personality. In the past few years community leaders have forged a path of revitalization.


Find out more about the history and restoration of Roanoke.

Practice areas

Family Law

Ms. Johnston understands how frustrating and emotionally charge divorce and custody can be for her clients. Because of her personal experience, Kesa has a particular interest in educating clients as to the process, providing regular case status updates and addressing concerns as they arise. She works hard to make sure clients’ interests remain in the forefront in her office and in the courtroom.

Criminal Defense

Kesa is an aggressive defender who will do what is necessary to protect the constitutional rights of the accused. Nothing can be more difficult than attempting to navigate your way through the criminal Court system. Kesa has many years of experience and a great deal of training from nationally renowned universities including certification in capital murder defense, DUI, theft and drug crimes.

Real Estate

Real Estate closings at the Law Firm of Kesa M. Johnston are handled by professionals that have decades of combined experience. We work to accommodate the needs of all realtors, clients and financial agents. All parties are made aware of the status of closing requests and we work diligently to meet deadlines in an efficient manner. In addition to closings KMJ Law drafts deeds, purchase agreements and handles property disputes.

Estate Planning

Losing a loved one can be a very difficult experience especially when there are mounting debts or multiple heirs. Kesa’s office is sensitive to those matters and helps clients navigate the probate arena by providing Estate planning documents, assisting with probate of wills, and negotiating with debt collectors. We also provide extensive estate planning options for those who wish to avoid future issues for their heirs.

Business Law

KMJ Law handles the various needs of many local businesses in Roanoke, Wedowee, LaFayette and other East Alabama towns. Formation of LLC’s and corporations, debt collection, contracts and business audits are all services we perform. In particular we enjoy assisting new business owners in planning their venture, solidifying influencer and other agreements and navigating the legal world to best suit their needs.

Protecting Creators

New and exciting opportunities for businesses of all kinds have presented entrepreneurs with challenges in ever changing markets. Creators, influencers and business owners who understand the significance of branding and protection of ideas have found themselves navigating through an every changing world of contracts, trademarks and new business models that deserve attention and consideration. Kesa can assist clients with business audits, creating the appropriate contracts and finding solutions to protect brands and ideas.

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Staffed by dedicated and professional staff

Ms. Johnston is backed by a staff of professionals who have served the Alabama legal system for years and have the experience needed to support all our client’s needs.

Mary McHone Brown

Real Estate Paralegal

Mary McHone Brown joined KMJ Law in October 2010. Mary has over 30 years of knowledge and experience researching property titles and performing real estate closings in Chambers, Randolph, Cleburne, Lee, Clay and other East Alabama counties.

Laura Moore

Legal Assistant

Laura Moore is originally from Kennesaw, Georgia, but moved to Roanoke after marrying her husband Lew. Laura graduated from Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia in 2005 and later received her Bachelor of Science degree in Building Science for Auburn University in 2011.

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