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Biography

Mahalia Hall represents manufacturers and distributors in high-risk product liability and toxic tort litigation arising from exposure to asbestos and various chemicals. With experience in all phases of the litigation process, she regularly handles discovery, depositions, motion drafting, and trial preparation. 

Before joining Hawkins Parnell & Young, Mahalia served as a law clerk and staff attorney to Chief Judge Kathlene F. Gosselin of the Georgia Superior Courts for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit. She previously was a judicial intern to the chief judge and several other judges in Fulton County Magistrate Court. She also interned in the State of Georgia Office of the Attorney General in the Regulated Industries and Professions Division (Administrative Litigation), which oversees several sections, including Environmental and Natural Resources; Regulated Public Interests; and State Licensing Boards.

During law school, Mahalia built valuable litigation and trial skills. In addition to her governmental positions, she interned for numerous civil litigation firms in Atlanta. She was a vice-chair of the Washington & Lee Moot Court Executive Board and President of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). For her contributions to diversity in the legal community and leadership with BLSA, Mahalia received the Randall P. Bezanson Award. Mahalia also served as a caseworker with the Black Lung Clinic. Through this unique experience, she gained in-depth knowledge of the medicine and science of lung diseases that affect coal miners and other professions. In this role, she directly deposed several medical experts and doctors.

Apart from litigation, she is a proud member of the Alpha Kappa Sorority, Inc., an avid traveler, and a restaurant connoisseur.

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Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law  (J.D., 2020)
    • Moot Court Executive Board
    • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
    • President, Black Law Students Association
  • University of West Florida  (B.A., magna cum laude, 2017)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys