Ken Lester & Associates
SC Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

Ken Lester & associates’ Staff

Staff Profiles


  • William Koontz

  • Hannah Keels

  • Kenneth H. Lester, Jr.

William Koontz

William Koontz is the paralegal to Ken H. Lester.  His responsibilities include: corresponding with clients, attorneys, Guardians ad Litem, judges and court personnel; meeting with clients, opposing attorneys and their staff members, judicial staff and court personnel by telephone and conferences, concerning case status and settlements; preparing pleadings, motions, orders, agreements and other business or client related communications assigned to him; scheduling depositions, hearings, mediations, and conferences with the Court; assisting at trial; and general office duties

Originally from Kamloops, British Columbia, William Koontz moved to the South to attend Davidson College. There, he managed the student IT division and graduated in 2012 with a B.A. degree in English. That same year, he moved to Columbia, South Carolina, and began working at Pincus Family Law as a member of the attorney support staff. After the founding attorney was elected to the Family Court Judiciary and closed her firm, William began work in the South Carolina Judicial System as a legal assistant to the Honorable Michelle M. Hurley. William joined Ken Lester & Associates in October, 2015.

Hannah Keels

Hannah Keels is the legal secretary for Ken Lester & Associates. Hannah is the first point of contact when you call our office and her duties include: preparing pleadings and correspondence, communicating with clients and opposing counsel, setting the calendar for all attorneys, and helping the paralegals with any work that needs to be finished.

Hannah has been working in law firms for 6 years, exploring different types of law. She started out working in criminal defense, and taxation law. She graduated in 2013 with her Paralegal Degree from Midlands Technical College, and from there, she has worked as a paralegal in a probate law firm. Currently, she is getting her Bachelor’s Degree from Regent University in Paralegal Studies and plans to graduate in the fall of 2018.  Hannah has been with Ken Lester & Associates since November of 2017.

Kenneth H. Lester, Jr.

Kenneth Lester is the office assistant in the financial department of Ken Lester & Associates.  Kenneth has been with Mr. Lester since 1994 and is a native of South Carolina.