Our Staff

The KMJ Law staff represents a variety of backgrounds compiling years of service and thousands of clients represented in the legal field. Kesa has assembled the ideal team to represent clients with the determination, organization and the efficiency each case requires.
The Law Firm of Kesa Johnston

Kesa M. Johnston

The Law Firm of Kesa Johnston

Mary McHone Brown

Real Estate Paralegal

334.863.1150
mary@kmj.law

The Law Firm of Kesa Johnston

Laura Moore

Office Manager/Legal Assistant

334.863.5500
laura@kmj.law

Kesa M. Johnston

Attorney

Kesa M. Johnston is a solo practitioner in Roanoke, Alabama where she serves clients with variety of legal needs. Kesa is a registered mediator assisting parties in practical resolution of divorce and other matters which often results in a substantial savings on legal fees for all involved. Johnston regularly serves clients in Cleburne, Clay, Calhoun, Randolph, Chambers, Lee and Tallapoosa counties.

 

Kesa is originally from Walker County, Alabama though she graduated high school in Texas and has lived in several other states. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville where she earned a degree in Political Science and English. Prior to attending Jones School of Law, Kesa lived in Washington, D.C. where she worked for a lobbying firm and national women’s leadership organization. She has attended the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia and the Santa Clara Death Penalty College in California.

 

Ms. Johnston is the past President of the Randolph County Bar, a former State Bar At Large Commissioner, a current elected member of the Roanoke City Council, and is a former Vice Chair of the Randolph County Economic Development Council. Kesa is very active in the community including the revitalization of Main Street Roanoke. Her community service resume includes the Roanoke Rotary Club, Star Board Roanoke City Schools, former Bank of Wedowee board member, and she has served the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association board.

 

In her personal time Kesa enjoys writing blogs, collecting vinyl records and rare plants, remodeling old houses and buildings and developing courses that assist lawyers in opening small and solo firms. Kesa is co-author of the compilation book, “Dear Dani”, a mentoring book written by a group of East Alabama female leaders. Johnston also has written several legal articles on various topics including antitrust law and criminal defense.

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. Over the years, Mary has developed a close rapport and positive reputation with numerous Alabama and Georgia realtors and loan officers. Those close, trusted relationships help to serve our clients well.

 

Mary graduated from Riverdale Senior High School in Riverdale, Georgia and attended Clayton State College in Morrow, Georgia. She received extensive training at the National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta, Georgia. Mary and her husband Doug have two children, Natalie and Nathan.

Laura Moore

Office Manager/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. Prior to joining the firm in February 2016, Moore worked in the commercial construction industry in Atlanta, Georgia and later in retail. Laura and her husband Lew have one child, Henry. When they are not shuffling from tball or soccer games, they enjoy time with family and friends and spending as much time as possible on their family farm in Randolph County.