Mahaley McInnes joined the Firm in late 2012 as Of Counsel. After practicing defense work for more than ten years, Mahaley is excited to bring her knowledge of the inner-workings of insurance companies to help individuals who have sustained serious personal injuries.
Mahaley was born in Union Springs, Alabama in 1973. When she was five years old, her family moved to Montgomery, but she returned to Union Springs frequently to visit family and friends and would often commute with her dad who worked for Bonnie Plant Farm. On these drives together, her dad would tell her stories of growing up in Union Springs during the 1950s and 1960s and how the civil rights movement impacted his life and the lives of his friends and co-workers on the Farm. It was these conversations that instilled in Mahaley the importance of being an advocate for the "little guy" as well as a healthy dose of skepticism for conformity and self-righteousness. Mahaley also learned the importance of education from her mom, who went back to school when Mahaley was young, earning a Masters in Education, and her dad, who went to law school at night and while working full time.
Mahaley graduated from Emory University in 1996 and decided to go to law school after working as an intern for the United Nations Association of the United States of America in New York, New York. She graduated from Emory University Law School in 2000, and joined the firm of L. Lin Wood P.C. in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was fortunate to represent high profile clientele such as John and Patsy Ramsey and Richard Jewell. In 2004, Mahaley began working for a large defense firm in Atlanta, where she cut her teeth handling general negligence, premises and automobile liability defense claims on behalf of nationally recognized insurance companies and their insureds. In 2007, she was promoted to partner and was recognized as a Georgia Rising Star by Atlanta Magazine. Despite her apparent success, Mahaley's roots ran deep, and when the opportunity presented itself, Mahaley was eager to return to her hometown and practice law with Jinks, Crow & Dickson, P.C.
Mahaley and her husband, Jody, live in Montgomery and have two sons, Duncan and Thomas. She looks forward to many more commutes with her dad, who also joined the Firm in 2012.