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Greg Malta is a seventh generation Mississippian in private law practice in Brookhaven. After completing high school in McComb, he attended the University of Mississippi, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Commissioned in the United States Air Force, Greg served on active duty before transferring to the Mississippi Air National Guard and returning home to attend law school. He worked as a legislative aide in Washington and then as a caseworker in U.S. Congressman Mike Parker’s District office in Jackson while attending school at the Mississippi College School of Law and performing National Guard drill duties with the 186th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing in Meridian on weekends and during the summer.
Upon completion of law school in 1993, Greg was appointed as assistant district attorney for the 10th Judicial District of Mississippi, prosecuting felony crimes in Kemper, Lauderdale, Clarke, and Wayne counties. During his time at the district attorney’s office, he tried approximately 200 jury trials, including three capital cases.
He was recruited from his prosecutor’s position by the law firm of Bordeaux and Jones in 1998, where he worked first as an associate and then as a partner in civil practice. At Bourdeaux and Jones, Greg’s focus was on complex litigation, where he primarily defended physicians and other health care professionals in medical malpractice lawsuits, as well as manufacturers in product liability claims and eighteen-wheeler operators in motor vehicle accidents. He and his law partner Stewart Parrish then opened their own firm in Meridian, where they continued to concentrate on civil litigation.
Greg’s law practice was interrupted in 2001 by the terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon. He was activated by the Air Force and deployed overseas from October of that year to the following October, and was later again activated and transferred to the 172d Airlift Wing at Thompson Field in Jackson. In the course of several deployments, Greg served approximately four additional years on active duty in support of contingency operations. He retired from the Air Force and the ANG on December 31, 2016.
Moving home to Southwest Mississippi when released from active duty in 2012, Greg opened his law office in Brookhaven, and has since associated with Jim Shannon to form Shannon & Malta, PLLC. Their practice primarily serves clients who have been injured in automobile or industrial accidents or through medical negligence. They also represent individuals in wrongful discharge and civil rights actions.
Greg is admitted to all of the state and federal courts of Mississippi, and presently has a wide-ranging caseload, with civil actions pending throughout the state.
Areas of Practice
- Civil Litigation
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Personal Injury
- Products Liability
- Criminal Law
- Family Law
Bar Admissions, Since 1993
- Mississippi Circuit, Chancery, County, Justice, and Municipal Courts
- Mississippi Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Mississippi
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Mississippi
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi, Juris Doctor (JD)
- University of Mississippi, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
- United States Air Command and Staff College
- 80% of Practice Devoted to Personal Injury, Civil Litigation