Malik Pickett, Esq.
Malik Pickett is a staff attorney at Juvenile Law Center who joined the organization in 2020. He advocates for the rights of youth in the juvenile justice system through litigation, amicus and policy advocacy efforts. Prior to joining Juvenile Law Center, Pickett worked as an associate attorney with the law firm of Wade Clark Mulcahy, LLP where he litigated personal injury and construction defect cases.
Prior to joining that law firm, Pickett functioned as legislative counsel for the Honorable Pennsylvania State Senators Shirley M. Kitchen and Jay Costa. While at the Pennsylvania Senate, Pickett worked on legislation prohibiting juvenile life without parole, and was involved in a variety of efforts to improve the adult criminal and juvenile justice systems.
Before working at the Pennsylvania Senate, Pickett acted as law clerk to the Honorable Judge Charles W. Dortch, Jr., who is the Presiding Judge of the Family Division of the Camden County Superior Court in New Jersey. He graduated from Temple Law School, where he received the Beth Cross Public Interest award for his devotion to public interest work. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College where he majored in Law and Policy and minored in Spanish.