Attorney

Makesha N. Nowell

Staff | Medical Devices and Drugs
Fax:1-334-954-7555
Biography

Makesha N. Nowell joined Beasley Allen in June 2013. She is working in our Mass Torts section, which handles cases involving dangerous and defective medical devices and drugs. Kesha is currently working on cases involving metal-on-metal hip implants, in particular cases included in the Biomet Multidistrict Litigation (MDL).

Prior to working for Beasley Allen, Kesha was employed as a Staff Attorney with Legal Services Alabama, working in the area of Housing, Foreclosure, Consumer Protection and Bankruptcy. She also was a Bankruptcy attorney with the firm of Brock & Stout, and worked as Of Counsel for Stewart, Littell, Courson & Tompkins. She also worked as a Volunteer Lawyer for Legal Services Alabama in Foreclosure Counseling.

Kesha earned her Juris Doctorate from Faulkner University's Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 2008. While at Jones, she was awarded Best Paper – Jurisprudence, 2007; the Public Interest Award, and was a member of the Public Interest Law Society. Prior to graduation she completed an Internship with the Houston County District Court and the Houston County District Attorney’s office. Kesha obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Psychology, from Troy State University Dothan in 2002.

She is a member of the Alabama State Bar, ASB Women’s Section, ASB Young Lawyers Section, Montgomery County Bar Association, MCBA Women’s Section, the Alabama Association for Justice - Emerging Leaders, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Kesha also is a member of the Montgomery Volunteer Lawyers Program and a former board director of Friendship Mission, Inc.

Although she was born in Georgia, Kesha’s father was in the United States Air Force, and the family lived in many locations including Guam, Louisiana, Alaska and Illinois. She considers Newton, Ala., near Dothan, as her hometown.

Kesha moved to Montgomery, Ala., after graduating from law school. She is married to Rustin Nowell and they have a daughter, Reagan. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and attending church at St. James United Methodist Church.

Admissions
  • Alabama (2008)
  • Middle District of Alabama (2008)
Memberships
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama State Bar - Women's Section
  • Alabama State Bar - Young Lawyers Section
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association - Women's Section
  • Montgomery County Association for Justice
  • Montgomery Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Alabama Association for Justice - Emerging Leaders
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama - Governance Committee
Education
  • Faulkner University's Thomas Goode Jones School of Law (J.D., 2008)
  • Troy University Dothan (B.S. 2002)

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