Mike Maloof, Sr. is the oldest child of Manuel and Dorothy Maloof. Manuel met Dorothy while stationed in England during World War II. They married, and raised 8 children. Mike Maloof, Sr. was born in St. Helens England shortly after the war ended.
He came to the United States when he was six months old. He attended St. Pius X high school, where he played football for four years. He later attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management.
Following that he attended Emory Law School where he obtained a Doctorate of Jurisprudence. He has lived in DeKalb County all of his adult life.
He started practicing law in 1972, and his offices have been at the same building in Decatur since 1975. He was originally with the law firm of Moulton, Carriere, Cavan and Maloof. From 1972 to 1980, while a partner with the law firm of Moulton, Carriere, Cavan and Maloof, Mr. Maloof worked as a deputy coroner in DeKalb County where he was charged with investigating the manner and causes of death. It was during this time he acquired a vast knowledge concerning forensic pathology in criminal cases.
Under the tutelage of the DeKalb County Medical Examiner, he successfully studied the methods of determining levels of alcohol intoxication and the science that is used to determine the effects of alcohol on the human body.
In 1983 he became a sole practitioner specializing in criminal defense and personal injury. He now practices law with his son at The Maloof Law Firm. When Atlanta Magazine began their Super Lawyer nominations, he was so nominated in 14 out of the first 15 years. He was named as one of Georgia's Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine. His practice includes the entire state of Georgia in both state and federal courts.
Mike Maloof, Jr. is an Atlanta native. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology and attended law school at the University of South Carolina. He quickly became tired of practicing business law in South Carolina. He realized that he enjoyed going to court and litigating. He left an office setting focused on document review and came to work with his father and Troy Hendrick. Courtroom appearances were a way of life and still are for Mike. He spends 4 to 5 days a week in court.
He became a partner with Troy Hendrick where he focused primarily on traffic infractions and misdemeanors, but he is now a partner with his father and his focus is on DUI and felony cases.
Mike Maloof, Jr. was recently chosen as a Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers, an award only 2.5% of all lawyers receive. He is a graduate of the Bill Daniel’sTrial Advocacy Program. He has litigated cases at the Municipal, State, and Superior Court levels. He has won over 50% of the cases he has taken to trial.
He has served on the GACDL education election committee and is an active member with GACDL. He is a member of the DeKalb Bar Association and a member of the young lawyers division where he served as treasurer for a year in DeKalb County. Since 2007, Mike Maloof, Jr. has practiced exclusively in Georgia.
Silviia Baykoucheva, a Bulgarian immigrant, is an associate attorney with the Maloof Law Firm in Decatur. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University in 2010, where she graduated suma cum laude. While at Kennesaw, Silviia conducted extensive research in the area of Non-Custodial False Confessions that was presented at various national conferences.
Silviia earned her Juris Doctorate at Georgia State University College of Law in 2014 and is a Georgia licensed attorney. During law school, she served two years as a student attorney at the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic where she represented clients facing various issues before the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Tax Court. Silviia also gained significant legal experience by interning at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Silviia has been a member of the Maloof Law Firm since 2010 serving as a law clerk. During that time, she facilitated the discovery process. In 2015, Silviia became an associate attorney handling traffic violations and misdemeanor matters for the Maloof Law Firm. Silviia enjoys playing competitive tennis and is an active member of Atlanta’s Eastern-European Community. In her spare time, she performs traditional Bulgarian folklore dancing with dance ensemble Rosa.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Susan Coole moved to DeKalb County after graduating from Hamilton College with a degree in Comparative Literature. Her professional career began as the Technology Helpdesk Manager for Robinson-Humphrey in Buckhead. Her next move landed her in Alpharetta where she spent nearly seven years as the Training Center Manager for AXA Financial, formerly The Equitable.
Shifting her professional sights to the area of law, she changed lanes and began interning at Maloof & Maloof. She quickly parlayed the internship into a full-time position managing the firm’s financials and daily operations.