Justice through Wisdom and Non-Violence at Dean Omar Branham Shirley

Ka’Leya Q. Hardin began practicing Law in 2011. She fought as a Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney before joining Dean Omar Branham Shirley to bring justice to the victims, families, and communities affected by corporate negligence and mistreatment.

Growing up in rural Mississippi, Ka’Leya witnessed the abuse of ordinary people who were unaware of their rights. Although, “I have always wanted to help people,” she says, “I thought that the only way to do that was to be either a firefighter or a doctor.” While attending Tougaloo College, she met an attorney and discovered that the power of the pen is powerful than the sword; that harm can not only be mitigated and allowed to mend, but prevented altogether. This wisdom, that peace and process can direct the well-being of a community, brought her close to her family and inspired her courageous desire to bring justice to a needful world with Dean Omar Branham Shirley.

Ka’Leya graduated Suma Cum Laude from Tougaloo College in 2006 and Wichita State University in 2008, completing her Master’s Degree. In 2011 she was graduated Doctor of Jurisprudence, Cum Laude, from Mississippi College, School of Law. Ka’Leya was admitted to the State Bar of Mississippi in 2011 and the State Bar of West Virginia in 2015.

There is a need for heroes, and Ka’leya’s constant motivation and determination is an inspirational and successful force for good at Dean Omar Branham Shirley. She is currently a member of the American Association for Justice.