Saeed S. Mahallati
Mr. Mahallati was born in Persia and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Life University (Marietta, Georgia), where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Management. He was an Honor Student while attending Life University and graduated as a valedictorian. He also served the students’ interest as President of Student Government. While attending Life University, he was invited to serve on the marketing board of the institution.
Mr. Mahallati obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, located in Lansing, Michigan. During his educational career at Thomas M. Cooley Law school, Mr. Mahallati was awarded certificate of merit in several subjects, which included Criminal Procedure, Comparative Torts Law, and Sales & Negotiable Instruments (Commercial Papers). He was a quarter finalist in the First-Year Melissa Mitchell Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition. He also competed in Intra-School Mock Trial Competition. He served on the Alternate Dispute Resolution Board as a Executive Board Member and Competition Chair; Student Bar Association as a Class Senator, Budget and Finance Committee, and Academics Committee; Student member and competition judge for Moot Court Board; and Senior member for Mock Trial Board. Mr. Mahallati was also nominated as Lieutenant Governor for the Sixth District of Law Student Division for the American Bar Association. Other achievements included Shane Joseph Johnson Scholarship, Dean’s list, Honor Roll, and Honor Scholarship. He was selected to attend a study abroad program in Australia and New Zealand.
Mr. Mahallati has served his community as a Loss Prevention Detective, Police Officer, and Deputy Sheriff. He has served several organizations as Chief Executive Officer, Vice President, or Executive Board member. Mr. Mahallati is currently serving his community as a Free and Accepted Mason.
Mr. Mahallati worked, as an attorney, for Washtenaw County Public Defender. While at the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office, he was assigned to Felony Trial division, where he represented clients charged with a wide range of felonies. Mr. Mahallati has also been involved with prosecuting individuals who had committed a wide range of crimes including misdemeanors and felonies.
Mr. Mahallati has numerous certifications to include Basic Law Enforcement Certification, Basic Jail Officer Certification, Wicklander-Zulawski Interview and Interrogation Certification, Speed Detection Devices certification (RADAR Certification), DUI/DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Certification, West Law Research Certifications (Secondary Source, Advanced Case Law Research, and Advanced Statutory Research).
Mr. Mahallati became member of Georgia Bar in 2010 and has been in private practice since then.