Makesha “Kesha” joined Beasley Allen Law Firm 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.
She is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the ASB Women’s Section, the ASB Young Lawyers Section, the Montgomery County Bar Association and the MCBA Women’s Section. Kesha also is a member of the Montgomery Volunteer Lawyers Program and a former board director of Friendship Mission Inc.
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 in 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.
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.
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, Alabama, near Dothan, as her hometown.
Kesha moved to Montgomery, Alabama, 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.