I have been dedicated to public interest work throughout my career and hope to continue advocating to protect civil rights and employees' rights in the workplace.

"I am inspired by those who stand up for their rights and am proud to serve as their advocate"

Alia joined Katz, Marshall & Banks as an associate in August 2020.

Previously, she worked as a staff attorney with Justice at Work, where she focused on wage theft, discrimination, and other employment related issues faced by workers in low-wage industries in Pennsylvania. Prior to that, Alia was a law fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Miami, Florida, where she litigated and advocated on behalf of people incarcerated in Florida prisons and immigration detention center. 

Before law school, Alia worked as a paralegal for a civil rights organization and as a case manager for domestic violence survivors. She also completed a one-year fellowship focused on gender-based violence in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

She graduated first in her class from American University Washington College of Law and received the Dean's Award for Professional Responsibility for her work in the Immigrant Justice Clinic. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Hilda G. Tagle in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Alia is a member of the Texas bar, and is not currently admitted to the Pennsylvania bar.

Publications & Speaking Engagements
Affiliations
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association - Eastern Pennsylvania
  • Executive Committee, Young Lawyers' Division, Philadelphia Bar Association
Education
  • B.A., Vassar College, 2008
  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, summa cum laude, 2015
Bar Admissions
  • Texas