Logan to be ‘voice for the voiceless’ at new firm
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked untold havoc on nearly every aspect of American life, the unexpected slowdown of everyday life that the crisis created proved to be just what Kameisha Logan needed to achieve a lifelong dream – on Saturday, Sept. 19, Logan will cut the ribbon on her firm, K. Logan Law Firm, at 429 Church St. in the Old Town District, where she says she will “strive to be a voice for the voiceless and a zealous advocate” for all.
“I’ve always wanted to start my own law firm since the moment I decided I wanted to be an attorney,” Logan said. “My goal was to have my own firm by the age of 30; however, God saw and led me to open my own law firm at the age of 26.”
Though Logan noted that she remembers being drawn toward law at an early age, her path toward the legal field truly began while she was a student at Selma High School.
“[T]hat passion became ignited the moment I stepped into the Equal Justice Initiative [(EJI)] during my ninth-grade year,” Logan said. “Through the tour, I heard about those who were arrested for multiple convictions without counsel and the injustices done. I knew then I had to pursue law to do my part in reforming the justice system.”
While still a student at Selma High, Logan was accepted into the school’s Early College Program, which allowed her to graduate high school with associate of arts and associate of science degrees in 2012.
From there, Logan earned a bachelor’s degree with a focus in juvenile justice from Alabama State University, then a master’s in criminal justice from Troy University and a juris doctorate and master of law in advocacy and dispute resolution from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 2019.
And Logan didn’t slow down, first working in the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office representing indigent defendants charged with criminal offenses, both misdemeanors and felonies, and later working at Legal Services Alabama in Selma, representing low-income clients with a range of issues, from civil matters to landlord/tenet disputes, consumer law, family law, probate and more.
Along with her education and legal work, Logan also serves as a board member for the Montgomery Community Development Corporation, a member of the Alabama Lawyers Association, a member of the Junior League of Montgomery and a member of the Selma Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
As the pandemic hit, Logan found herself with extra time and began putting the pieces together to craft her own firm.
“Honestly, the only difficulty was figuring out everything I needed to do to start my own firm,” Logan said. Once I Figured out everything I needed, the rest fell into place. The pandemic did not alter my plans, the pandemic is the reason my plans are coming to fruition. Having a break from life and having time to sit down and just think about my life and the next steps helped push me to open my firm.”
Probate, criminal defense and family law will be among the variety of legal services Logan’s firm will offer and she believes the commitment she’ll bring to each client’s case will set her apart.
“[I’ll] make sure that every client is treated like they’re my family, because I want to represent them in the same way I would want any lawyer to represent my family member – with passion and with everything I have,” Logan said. “Even if it’s just helping them sort out what the next step is and giving them legal advice, I will treat them like family.”
Logan noted that attorneys are often tasked with seeing people at their most desperate and, as such, have a responsibility to show empathy and assist in carrying their burdens.
“As a lawyer, you see people at the lowest point in their lives and they are in need of our help,” Logan said. “I make sure that they know their situation is as equally important to me as it is to them. I will fight for every client, no matter what. The Constitution affords them certain rights and protections and I will make sure those rights are not and will not be violated.”