At just 26 years old, Kameisha Logan is following her passion and opening a law firm in her hometown of Selma.
Logan, who received a master’s degree in criminal justice from Troy University in 2016, felt a calling to give back to her hometown community rather than pursue a law practice in a bigger city.
“I knew from day one after studying criminal justice that I wanted to have my own law practice,” said Logan, who earned a Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution from the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 2019. “With your own practice, you have the ability to focus on areas of law you want to practice and choose the cases you want to take. Selma is a very rural area. I realized there’s a need here for people who are really going to advocate for clients. I want to help Selma, to give back.”
Logan has always finished ahead of schedule.
While in high school, she earned two associate degrees from Wallace Community College-Selma. Then, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Alabama State University in just two years, graduating magna cum laude.
After earning her law degree, she planned to open her own practice by age 30. Then COVID-19 changed things by giving her a forced time of reflection.
“One thing I always said was I wanted to have my own practice by 30. Then the pandemic happened,” Logan said. “My faith came in, my belief in God came in, and I started pondering what’s next. I prayed, talked to my mentor, and I realized the time is now, because I’m needed.”
Her time spent studying online at TROY has helped prepare her for her career, and her memories of the institution are strong.
“At Troy University, I was challenged,” Logan said. “I really enjoyed myself. Everybody was helpful. My advisor always reached out to me to make sure I was on track to graduate and make sure I took the classes I needed. One thing I really loved about TROY was the communication — it was like no other. At some colleges, you call people and they never call back, but every time at TROY I got someone and got the answer that I needed.”
As Logan prepares for the groundbreaking of the K. Logan Law Firm on Sept. 19, she is thankful for the help she’s received from her community.
“I have been so blessed,” she said. “It is overwhelming right now because I didn’t expect my caseload to jump up and be this booming from the beginning. Other than that, it’s been smooth. When I made my mind up to open my own firm, I got all my office furniture donated to me. From filing cabinets to desks, conference room tables, everything was donated to me, so that process has been smooth. I’m grateful.”