Al W. Johnson, Executive Director
Al W. Johnson is the Director and founder of NCLS. Al has been a practicing attorney for over 40 years and had his own law practice for 20 years. He has broad experience as a litigator with an emphasis on business and commercial litigation. Al has handled everything from small claims consumer fraud cases to multi-million dollar complex commercial litigation.
He has also handled personal injury cases, criminal prosecution and defense, civil rights violations involving both religious discrimination and police misconduct, and a variety of other matters. As a veteran of over 70 jury trials he reevaluated his life and career in 2015 and decided what provided him with the greatest professional satisfaction was helping those who struggle to afford experienced legal counsel.
Originally from West Des Moines, Iowa, Al earned a degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1973 and returned for a Law Degree in 1981. Al is married and he and his wife, Susan, have two adult daughters. In addition to his legal activities, Al serves as an elder for his church and also coaches track and field athletes in his spare time for the St. Louis Warriors.
Brandi Miller, Part Time Attorney
Brandi Miller joined NCLS as a part time attorney in March 2020. She has had a long history with New Covenant Legal Services, including being a Board member and volunteer attorney since 2016. Before law school Brandi worked as an intern for The Law Offices of Al Johnson – Al’s private law practice – from 1999-2001. She earned her undergraduate degree from UMSL in 2000. Following that she attended law school at University of Missouri-Columbia from 2001 – 2004 receiving her degree in 2004. Brandi has been a practicing attorney in the St. Louis area since 2004 and has most recently had a private practice in Clayton with an emphasis on domestic/child custody, criminal and general civil law. Brandi also has held a number of part-time municipal court jobs including prosecuting attorney for Village of Uplands Park Municipal Court, and she has worked as a Municipal Court Judge for several area municipalities.
Brandi is the proud mother of twin girls and she is also active in community affairs, including serving on the Richmond Heights School Board.
Keannah Moore, Legal Assistant
Longtime intern Keannah Moore has officially become a part of the NCLS paid staff. Keannah, who has worked as an unpaid volunteer for almost two years at NCLS, has been hired as a part-time legal assistant. Keannah will replace Bethany Tope, who recently resigned from NCLS to take a job with a private law firm. Keannah graduated from Tower Grove Christian Academy where she was Student Body President in her senior year. After graduation, she went to Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri where she became a member of RAIN, a school organization that spreads the gospel through art forms such as spoken word and drama. In 2019, she decided to move back home to complete her education locally. Currently, she is in her second semester as a Junior at UMSL and majors in History with a 3.85 GPA.
Keannah plans on taking the LSAT this fall and going to law school in the future. She is thankful and blessed to be presented this opportunity and is excited for the plan God has for her. Keannah and her family currently worship at Equation Church in North St. Louis City.