When Ali was just a girl, she had the sense that she was destined to be a lawyer. Standing up and speaking out against injustice came as naturally as walking. It wasn’t until she spent time traveling around the country and then to Portugal, the Czech Republic, Argentina and the UK that she eventually felt pulled back to her Maine roots and to her original calling as an attorney.
Ali believes that empathy and truly listening to and caring about the client’s perspective is what separates good attorneys from great attorneys. This is where Ali shines as a counselor. She takes the time to develop relationships because she loves getting to know new people and thrives on helping others.
In law school, Ali immersed herself in employment law while interning at the Maine Human Rights Commission. After graduating from Maine Law in 2015, she focused her practice in employment law at Littler Mendelson, a leading boutique labor and employment law firm. She then joined Murray Plumb and Murray in the fall of 2018 to become a general litigation associate. Ali continues her practice in employment law, but litigates in other areas of law as well.
Ali has experience representing clients in front of the Maine Human Rights Commission, helping clients settle cases through mediation, and has both bench and jury trial experience. She was named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Ali is the elected District Representative for Maine and VT for the American Bar Association, and was elected to be Chair of the New Lawyers Section of the Maine Bar Association starting January 2019.
She loves being involved in her community, and runs Peer to Peer (P2P) Exchange for Legal Professionals, which she founded with Francine Ngabu, an asylee from the DR Congo who was formerly a judge. The group connects immigrants with legal backgrounds with those currently involved in the legal profession in Maine.
Ali is a resident of Portland.
- Employment Law
- University of Maine School of Law, cum laude
Bar & Court Admissions
- Federal Court
- Gender equity and compliance with wage laws
- New York Times story details discriminatory working conditions for women at Sterling Jewelers
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