Lisa Haddock Malas is a dedicated and compassionate attorney with 24 years of experience in family and juvenile law. Her career has been marked by a deep commitment to advocating for children and families, ensuring their rights and best interests are protected. Lisa’s journey in law began with her appointment as a Special Assistant Attorney General, representing the Department of Family and Children Services for 17 years. This role honed her skills and fueled her passion for making a difference in the lives of vulnerable individuals.

Lisa’s expertise includes representing children as a Guardian ad Litem in various cases, handling complex juvenile law matters such as deprivation and termination of parental rights, and managing family law issues including divorce, child custody, and adoption. She is also a certified mediator in general, civil, and domestic law, providing her clients with comprehensive legal support.

Her professional affiliations demonstrate her commitment to continuous learning and contribution to the legal community. Lisa is a mentor for the Transition into Law Practice Program of the State Bar of Georgia, a founding member of the Forsyth County Family Treatment Court, and an active member of several bar associations.

Beyond her legal practice, Lisa is a respected lecturer and author, sharing her knowledge on juvenile case law and court preparations with peers and stakeholders. Her work has positively impacted the legal processes in Cherokee, Pickens, and Forsyth counties.

Lisa holds a Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School, where she graduated with honors, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Kennesaw State University, cum laude. She has been admitted to the State Bar of Georgia since 2000.

Outside of her professional life, Lisa loves her family and cherishes spending time with her 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Her family-oriented values further inspire her dedication to her clients, as she understands the importance of family and strives to protect and support it in her legal practice.