Joseph R. Kemp
Joseph R. Kemp, a lifelong resident of Alabama, is a graduate of The Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (1992) and the University of Alabama (1989). Joe began practicing law in 1992. In 1996, he formed the law office of Joseph R. Kemp, P.C. in Pell City, Alabama. He relocated his office to Leeds in 2015, and in March 2019 he was pleased to join the firm of Hill, Gossett, Kemp & Hufford, P.C.
Joe has held leadership positions in prominent legal organizations, having served on the board of trustees for a committee in the Alabama State Bar and as president of the St. Clair County Bar Association. In addition, he was appointed to the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities under Governor Bob Riley. Joe has been an active member of the Pell City Rotary Club and the Leeds Chamber of Commerce. He is an elder at Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church.
As an adoptive parent, Joe understands the joy, stress and myriad of other emotions involved in adopting a child. He takes pride in bringing over 20 years of experience to help families navigate the complexities of the adoption process.
Other practice areas include Personal Injury, Probate and Administration of Estates, Adoptions, Estate Planning and Family Law. Joe and his wife have a daughter with Down Syndrome; because of this, advocating for families of individuals with developmental disabilities is of particular interest and importance to Joe.