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Maia Fleischman

Associate

Maia Fleischman assists clients in a broad range of litigation matters.

Professional Biography


Maia Fleischman is an associate in Baker Donelson's Birmingham office and works with clients on a variety of litigation matters with a focus on construction and labor & employment.

Maia has a strong commitment to public service. Prior to joining Baker Donelson, she served as a voting rights fellow at the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP). In that role, she worked on potential voting rights issues that intersected with disability rights and litigated Alabama's lack of safe and accessible voting process amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She also served as a legal fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in Miami, where she litigated systemic cases on behalf of detained individuals challenging conditions of confinement and lack of adequate health care.

During her time in law school, Maia served as a clinic student at the University of Miami Federal Appellate Clinic, where she wrote appeals to the Eleventh Circuit on behalf of indigent clients facing long term prison sentences. Maia has also served as a legal intern for the Miami-Dade Public Defender Juvenile Division and Capital Litigation Unit, a law clerk at Osberg-Braun Immigration, and a judicial intern for U.S. Magistrate Judge William Turnoff in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Maia is fluent in Spanish.

  • Granted a nationwide preliminary injunction and emergency motion for a subclass certification related to high-risk individuals in immigrant detention amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Awarded a preliminary injunction on behalf of a putative class requiring a federal agency to reduce the population at three detention facilities and comply with the applicable regulations.

  • Served as co-counsel in a two-week bench trial on behalf of Alabama voters with disabilities who required accommodations to vote safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Judicial Intern – U.S. Magistrate Judge William Turnoff in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (2016)
  • Recipient – Honorable Theodore Klein Endowed Scholarship, for excellence in advocacy and strong commitment to public service (2017)
  • "Voting Accessibility and Rights," Alabama Care (November 2020)
  • Panelist – "Voting Rights," University of Alabama School of Law (October 2020)
  • Panelist – "Fighting for the Release of Detained Immigrants During COVID-19," National Lawyers Guild (June 2020)
  • Panelist – "Health and Immigration Detention Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic," Physicians for Human Rights, The Cornell Law School Migration and Human Rights Program and Cornell University Office of Engagement Initiatives (June 2020)

Industries

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2018, cum laude
    • Articles & Comments Editor – University of Miami School of Law Inter-American Law Review
  • University of Florida, B.S., 2012

Admissions

  • Alabama, 2021
  • Florida, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2019

Languages

  • Spanish

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