Kevin P. Malia
Kevin Malia is an experienced, aggressive litigator with a proven track record of success in advocating for his clients. He has represented clients in numerous jury and bench trials, as well as successfully argued countless motions covering a range of issues.
Prior to the formation of Malia & Rinehart, Kevin worked as an assistant public defender in Lake County, Illinois. Kevin employs a principled and passionate approach to defending the rights of his clients. He has successfully represented clients in matters ranging from simple traffic tickets to the most serious of felonies.
Kevin is licensed to practice in Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois and the Western District of Wisconsin. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Lake County Bar Association.
Kevin earned his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2003, where he gained valuable experience working as a student intern with the Wisconsin Innocence Project and in the Trial Division of the Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office in Milwaukee. Kevin received his undergraduate degree in sociology and history from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2000.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Felonies
- Criminal Misdemeanors
- DUI (Alcohol- or Drug-Related)
- Traffic Matters
- License Reinstatement & Statutory Summary Suspensions
- Orders of Protection/Domestic Violence Cases
- Civil Litigation
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Illinois, 2003
- Wisconsin, 2003
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2003
- U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2003
- University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
- J.D. - 2003
- University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
- B.A. - 2000
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Lake County Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, Member
Past Employment Positions
- Lake County Public Defender's Office, Assistant Public Defender