Chief Financial Officer

Born and raised in Marietta, Samantha has strong ties to the community. Samantha joined Johnson & Alday as the Office Manager and is now the company’s Chief Financial Officer. She works directly alongside both Partners and the staff in assisting them with their daily tasks and all financial needs of the firm. She is a graduate of Marietta High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Georgia in Marketing and Public Relations with a minor in Communication.

Following college, Samantha worked for a boutique public relations firm in Kennesaw, GA, and later joined the Atlanta-based hedge fund Chi-Rho Financial, LLC as their Director of Investor Relations. She worked for Chi-Rho for nine years before taking several years off to stay home and raise her children. Before joining Johnson & Alday, she worked for the local non-profit Communities In Schools of Marietta/Cobb County as their Communications Coordinator.

Samantha is very involved in the community as a sustaining member of the Junior League of Atlanta. She has also served as a board member of the Junior League, the Center for Children and Young Adults, Communities In Schools, and her sorority alumni chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha. Her true passion is raising her two children and spending time with her family and three dogs, Hine, Lucy, and Kirby.


Kelly Bell

Operations Manager

Kelly Bell, a St. Louis, Missouri native, holds a strong educational background with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville, showcasing her dedication to the legal field. Over the past decade in Georgia, Kelly has excelled in her law firm career while balancing the roles of a devoted mother to three children: Sloan, Brooke, and Truman, demonstrating exceptional organizational skills and a strong work ethic.

Beyond her professional and family life, Kelly actively contributes to her community, particularly through her involvement in her daughter's softball team, emphasizing the importance of giving back. In her free time, Kelly enjoys outdoor activities, from nature exploration to recreational sports, enriching her well-rounded lifestyle.

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Anna Margaret Dunlap

Office Manager

Anna Margaret was born and raised in Roswell, Georgia. She trained in ballet from the age of 4 up to the age of 18. Throughout her years in ballet training she performed in many ballets including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Coppelia. Her ballet career ended when she graduated from Roswell High School. Anna Margaret continued her education at Georgia Southern University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. Her areas of study included a major in criminal justice and criminology, a minor in sociology, and an individual emphasis in nursing studies.

Before working as the Office Manager at Johnson & Alday, she was the receptionist and dance teacher at The Academy of Ballet in Peachtree Corners.


Lizbeth Alvarez

Legal Assistant

Lizbeth was born in Mexico and raised in Marietta. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in legal studies from Kennesaw State University. Lizbeth aspires of attending law school in the future and becoming an immigration attorney. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and visiting new places.

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Ebonee Echols

Legal Assistant

Ebonee was born and raised in Newnan, Georgia. She graduated from Northgate High School and received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. In her free time, Ebonee enjoys shopping, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She joins Johnson & Alday as a legal assistant.

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Jessica Turner

Workers Compensation Legal Assistant

Jessica was born in South Florida and lived in Florida and Georgia for most of her childhood before settling in Acworth, Georgia, after high school. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in legal studies from Kennesaw State University in 2021. While Jessica was in college, she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and an active member of the Kennesaw State University Mock Trial Team, serving as President and Captain. She is currently an assistant coach of the KSU Mock Trial Team. When not working or coaching, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her dog, Nala.


Reese Habel

Legal Assistant

Reese Habel, a Hart County High School Honor Graduate, hails from Hartwell, Georgia. Currently enrolled as a full-time student at Kennesaw State University, Reese has set his sights on attending law school upon graduation. With a strong desire to serve his community, Reese initially aims to practice law in his hometown, leveraging his local connections and early exposure to legal matters. He envisions gradually expanding his practice to encompass surrounding areas, offering greater opportunities.

In his leisure time, Reese is an avid enthusiast of various physical activities, often joining friends for outdoor adventures. His favorite pastimes include hiking through scenic trails, navigating rivers via kayaking, and engaging in friendly football, basketball, and pickleball matches. Reese's dedication to academic excellence and his passion for outdoor pursuits shape a well-rounded and ambitious individual ready to positively impact his academic and personal endeavors.


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Marietta, GA 30060

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