FULL BIO OF MALIA PHILLIPS-LEE
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.
She was involved in the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia for 7 years, serving on its executive council for two years, as well as the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar. She was admitted to both the Georgia and the Florida Bars in 2008, to practice in all Florida and Georgia state courts. She is also admitted to practice in the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and Middle District of Georgia, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to attending law school, Malia taught high school English and Spanish for 8 years in Georgia.
When not in the office, Malia enjoys traveling, hosting parties with her husband, University of Georgia football, and is also a hair and makeup artist. She volunteers with the Miss America Scholarship Program, including judging and assisting with local preliminaries to the Miss Georgia Program and the Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen Program. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband, nephew and step-daughter who is currently pursuing her Masters at the University of Georgia.