Mali is a family law and trial attorney at heart. She began her practice after law school in Forsyth County, Georgia, where she quickly began to try cases and advocate for her clients in the courtroom. Mali’s passion is to protect and lead others while helping create a new life for parents and children who are undergoing the tribulations created within the realm of family law cases. While she most enjoys her time in the courtroom, she places an emphasis on guiding her cases to settlement and bringing only the cases that truly warrant court intervention to trial. Her philosophy is that the best trial attorneys make even better settlement attorneys and that good lawyers should lead by example and guide their clients to responsible conclusions that will lead to a smooth transition into a new chapter after navigating the difficult waters family law typically entails.
She considers her team to be her wolfpack and enjoys leading and guiding other lawyers in their development as family law practitioners. She believes that to be the best, you must surround yourself with the best. To that end, Mali enjoys dedicating time to team building and mentorship with the Hastings Shadmehry team and to seeing her associates grow and flourish in their practices. Mali began working with Andee Hastings in 2019 and became a partner with Andee in 2021. They formed Hastings Shadmehry Family Law in 2023. Mali is known for her ability in the courtroom and has tried cases in a wide variety of jurisdictions across Georgia. She prides herself on giving tough advice when needed, helping her clients make efficient decisions, and in bringing an intense and focused energy to the table in every case.
Mali grew up in Forsyth County, Georgia, where she attended North Forsyth High School. She currently serves as the President of the Forsyth County Bar Association and is proud to serve her community and work with her fellow Forsyth County colleagues in building and growing a strong Bar.
Outside of her work, Mali enjoys bodybuilding, running, hiking, riding horses, being a foodie, and hanging with her two dogs, Stormie and Cohen. She believes that strong family law attorneys must be balanced in mind, body, and spirit so that they can come to the table to serve their clients every day. She enjoys encouraging others, including her clients, to embody this mentality and grow to reach a place of peace and strength, and she values her role in helping others to do so.