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An associate practicing out of Murphy Pearson’s San Francisco office, Mariah counsels sports and entertainment clients faced with high-profile, high-risk situations in connection with litigation and internal, civil, and criminal investigations. Her expertise extends to safeguarding intellectual property rights, skillfully negotiating contracts, and resolving disputes spanning employment, real estate, and fiduciary fund misappropriation. Mariah is also certified by the NFL Players Association as a contract advisor, enabling her to negotiate NFL and XFL player and coaching contracts.

Mariah earned her degree in Political Science from Washington State University, where she not only excelled academically but also served as a prominent member of the Women’s Division 1 basketball team. Notably, she became the youngest elected team captain in the program’s history. During her legal studies at Golden Gate University School of Law, Mariah gained valuable experience through internships with the current San Francisco District Attorney, Brooke Jenkins, in the Felony trial unit, and the Honorable Susan Breall in the Dependency division at the Superior Court of California, San Francisco. Furthermore, Mariah’s dedication to her community was evident as she was elected President of the Black Law Students Association and a Board Member for the Charles Houston Bar Association.

In her most recent role, Mariah served as a Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County, where she was assigned to the Juvenile Unit and Jury Trial Team. Her strong passion for social justice has been a driving force in her career, and she actively engages in advocacy for various social justice issues. In her spare time, she extends her commitment to the community by volunteering as a mentor, player development coach, and athlete consultant through her foundation, “Living on Purpose.”

 

J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law

B.A., Washington State University