Malia Tartt was born and raised in North Alabama. She received her bachelor’s degree in biological anthropology from the University of Alabama. She joined Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP in 2015 as the receptionist. Eventually, she joined the managing partner Kirby Farris’ team as the litigation legal assistant where she gained a wealth of practical experience and was ultimately inspired to attend law school. She continued to work as Kirby Farris’ litigation legal assistant and attended law school at the Birmingham School of Law at night and on the weekends. While in law school, Malia served as the President of the Judge Hugh Locke Honor Society, captain of the 2021 mock trial team (which earned her the 2021 Golden Gavel award) and co-founded the first Birmingham School of Law Women’s Association. She graduated summa cum laude in May 2021 and was licensed to practice law in the State of Alabama in October 2021.
Malia enjoys working with a team to tackle new challenges and achieve a common goal of helping others. She is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association and the Alabama Association for Justice. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering in the Birmingham community, reading, hunting and spending time with her dog, Hemingway.