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Malasia Q. McDuffie


Malasia McDuffie received her Bachelor of Science from the University of South Florida in 2016 and her Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law in 2020. While in law school, Mrs. McDuffie earned the Book Award in the Business Law Clinic. She graduated with a certificate in Business Law with honors. Mrs. McDuffie also competed on the Florida State College of Law Moot Court Team and served on the executive board as an Intramural Co-chair. In 2019, Mrs. McDuffie competed in the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law, where her team was awarded the First Runner Up award. She was also awarded a “Best Oralist” award among all of the oralists in the competition. In 2020, Mrs. McDuffie was awarded the John Baretto Moot Court Team Award for demonstrating the spirit of service to the Team.

Before joining Cole, Scott & Kissane, Mrs. McDuffie worked as an attorney handling workers’ compensation and other litigated matters.

When she is not at work, Mrs. McDuffie enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, and attending sporting events.

  • Florida State University J.D., Business Law Certificate with honors
  • University of South Florida, B.S., Applied Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice
  • Hillsborough Community College A.S., Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association