Mariah S. Cooks



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An associate practicing out of Murphy Pearson’s San Francisco office, Mariah counsels clients in a variety of matters relating to business law, professional liability and all forms of civil litigation. Mariah is also certified by the NFL Players Association as a contract advisor to negotiate NFL and XFL player and coaching contracts.

A graduate of Washington State University with a degree in Political Science, Mariah also played on the women’s Division 1 basketball team and was the youngest elected team captain in program history. While completing her legal studies at Golden Gate University School of Law, she interned for the Honorable Susan Breall in Dependency at the Superior Court of California, San Francisco. She was also elected President of the Black Law Students Association.

Most recently, Mariah served as a Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County assigned to the Juvenile Unit and Misdemeanor Jury Trial Team. She has a keen interest in advocating for social justice issues, and in her spare time, volunteers 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