Maliya is dedicated to problem-solving and resolving a broad range of litigation disputes for her clients.

Maliya represents clients in a variety of areas, including complex commercial disputes and employment discrimination matters. She strives to provide the most efficient service and to deliver strategic solutions to her clients.

Prior to joining Fredrikson, Maliya was a litigation associate at a national law firm. During law school, she was a member of the Baskerville Moot Court Team, a student ambassador and member of the Iowa Student Bar Association.

Maliya regularly participates in pro-bono matters and is very active in the Twin Cities legal community.



  • Member of a team that helped obtain dismissal of multiple charges of discrimination filed with the EEOC and state agencies on behalf of an employer.



  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2020
  • University of Iowa, B.A., 2017


  • Minnesota, 2020
  • District of Minnesota, 2023


  • National Association of Black Lawyers 40 Under 40
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, 50 Years, 50 Voices, Featured Profile

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Co-Chair of Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Black Women Lawyers Affinity Group Co-founder/Co-Chair


  • Tubman Safety Project, Volunteer, 2020-present
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network - Housing Clinic, Volunteer, 2022-present
  • Innocence Project Iowa, Volunteer, 2017-2020
  • Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer, 2015-2017

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