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.
The newest addition to the firm, Attorney Jason Hayet is an Atlanta native who attended Riverwood High School. He then went on to graduate from The University of Georgia with degrees in Economics and Political Science. Mr. Hayet later moved to Miami where he studied law at The University of Miami, graduating in 2015. A passion for the courtroom drove him toward a focus on trial skills and litigation, and he participated in the school's trial team during his time as a student.
This background garnered attention from the Maloof Law Firm, where he began clerking while preparing for the Georgia Bar Exam. After passing the exam and receiving his license to practice law, he was granted a position as an associate attorney with the firm. He manages a variety of criminal defense and bankruptcy cases, and makes frequent appearances for clients in the courts of DeKalb and Fulton County, and the Metro Atlanta area.
Mr. Hayet also currently serves as Public Defender for the City of Decatur within DeKalb County. This has given him a unique opportunity to provide valuable legal services to those who have been charged with crimes, but do not have the funds to hire an attorney on their own. Taking time each week to work on cases like these are an important part of being a lawyer who cares about the community.
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.