Suparna Malempati

Associate Professor

(678) 916-2646


A.B., Dartmouth College
J.D., George Washington University

Courses Taught

Trial Advocacy, Criminal Pretrial Advocacy, Legal Writing, Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Juvenile Law

Career Highlights

SSRN Papers

Prior to joining the faculty at John Marshall, Professor Malempati served for two years as the managing attorney for the Office of the Child Advocate Attorneys in Fulton County Juvenile Court, where she led a team of lawyers and investigators representing children in abuse and neglect proceedings. She is also an experienced trial attorney, having worked in criminal defense for over ten years as an Assistant Public Defender in Fulton County and in private practice. Throughout her career as a trial lawyer, she successfully defended homicides, sex crimes, and other complex felony cases. She also argued cases before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

Professor Malempati serves as a faculty member for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) where she dedicates time to the training and development of advocacy skills for lawyers in public service. She also serves on the Boards of the National Association of Legal Advocacy Educators (NALAE) and the Georgia Association of Counsel for Children (GACC).


Beyond Paternalism: The Role of Counsel for Children in Abuse and Neglect Proceedings, 11 U.N.H. L. Rev. 97 (2013)

The Illusion of Due Process for Children in Dependency Proceedings, 44 Cumb.  L. Rev. 181 (2014)

Ethics, Advocacy, and the Child Client, 12 Cardozo Pub. L. Pol’y & Ethics J. 101 (2014)

Media, Public & Professional Appearances

Lindsey Graham’s Alleged Attempt to Toss Georgia Ballots Is Felony Election Fraud, 11/19/20