Kristy Kirkland joined LSA in May 2019. She earned a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism from The University of Alabama (2003) and a J.D. from The University of Alabama School of Law (2008). Kirkland specializes in juvenile, probate-guardianships/commitments, immigration, social security disability and family law. Having served in private practice and as former president of the Houston County Bar Association, Kirkland is also a board member of the nonprofit community organizations House of Ruth and Patti Rutland Jazz in Dothan, AL. Kirkland is also a member of The University of Alabama Community Affairs Board of Advisors and is a Blount Advisory Fellow at The University of Alabama. Kirkland currently serves as Staff Attorney in the Dothan Office.