Family Law or Domestic Relations covers a myriad of legal actions such as prenuptial agreements, adoption, divorce, child custody, child support, modification actions, contempt of court, and surrogacy planning. These areas can be difficult to navigate and highly emotional for all parties involved. Malia understands the stress of these difficult decisions and works closely with clients to assist in obtaining the best possible outcome, whether through an agreement, mediation, or litigation.
Being injured as the result of someone else’s negligence can have long lasting effects, create stress and financial burdens, permanent injuries and chronic pain. It is in your best interest to retain skillful legal counsel because insurance companies are in the business of making money and limiting their exposure, not paying claims. Malia will review all aspects of your case and work diligently on your behalf for the best resolution.
Whether you are dealing with commercial or residential property, Malia can assist you with your title work, closing, land line disputes, transfer of property, foreclosure issues and other real estate matters. She will walk you through each step of the transactional process. She is also prepared to litigate real estate disputes should they arise.
Being arrested is a situation that no one wants to find himself in. If you are facing criminal charges you need to know your rights, protect your rights, and secure the best possible defense. Whether it's DUI & driving offenses, traffic violations, juvenile crime, drug crimes, theft and property crimes or any other matter for which you have been arrested, Malia will assess your case and help make sure you get fair treatment while protecting your rights and securing the most preferable outcome
Civil litigation encompasses a broad range of disputes. As a litigator, Malia handles contract disputes, real estate lawsuits, and some employment suits. She will review your case and advocate in court and out of court to reach your desired results.
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
If you or a loved one has experienced a permanent disabling illness or an injury, you may be eligible to receive Social Security benefits. The process of actually getting benefits can be long, confusing and discouraging and most people cannot navigate the system on their own and just give up. Malia has successfully handled hundreds of Social Security Disability cases and will assess your case to get the disability benefits you need.
If you are starting a new business or need internal business contracts or agreements or have other business needs, Malia can work with you to ensure smooth operations.
Elder law issues, guardianships, conservatorships, powers of attorney, probate, trusts, wills and living wills are areas that most people will deal with at some point in their lives. Malia will help navigate the sensitive issues to help achieve your goals.
Being injured at work can change your life, put stress on your family, make it impossible to pay your bills, and leave you with chronic pain. Workers' compensation benefits can bring tremendous relief, providing wage replacement and medical care that you really need if you are hurt. However, employers and Workers’ Compensation insurance providers will do everything possible to skirt their responsibilities. Malia has successfully handled and litigated for nearly a hundred injured workers.
SHORT BIO OF MALIA
After 10 years of practicing law in law firms, Malia Phillips-Lee decided to start her own firm in her beloved hometown of Colquitt, Georgia. Her areas of practice include Family Law, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Probate, Social Security Disability, Worker’s Compensation, Juvenile Practice, Civil Litigation, and Appellate Practice. She is a graduate of The Florida State University College of Law.
Malia served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard Porter (Senior Judge) and the Honorable A. Wallace Cato, (Retired) Chief Judge of the South Georgia Judicial Circuit, who was the longest sitting Superior Court Judge in the State of Georgia. She practiced with the well-reputed law firms of Whitehurst, Blackburn & Warren in Thomasville, Georgia, and Harrell & Harrell in Jacksonville, Florida, where she lead the firm's Social Security Disability and Worker's Compensation practice.