Alina Habba is an American lawyer and Managing Partner of Habba Madaio & Associates LLP, a legal firm based in New Jersey.
She represents former US President Donald Trump as his attorney and is also a Senior Advisor for MAGA, Inc.
Alina Habba Early Life and Education
Habba was born in Summit, New Jersey to parents who immigrated from Iraq in the early 1980s. Her father is a gastroenterologist.
She graduated from Kent Place School in 2002 and obtained a bachelor's degree in political science from Lehigh University in 2005.
She went on to get a J.D. from the Widener University Commonwealth Law School in 2010.
Alina Habba Law career
After finishing law school, Habba worked as a law clerk for a year before starting her private practice.
She served as an associate at Tompkins, McGuire, Wachenfeld & Barry, LLP, then became an equity partner and the Managing Partner of Sandelands Eyet LLP from 2013 to 2020.
In March 2020, she started her own law firm, Habba, Madaio, and Associates LLP.
She has represented clients in various legal cases, including a man suing a nursing home in New Jersey and a student seeking a refund for tuition after the University of Bridgeport moved classes online.
Alina Habba Work as Trump Attorney
In September 2021, Donald Trump hired Habba as part of his legal team, replacing several well-established lawyers who had worked for him for many years.
Habba made headlines by filing a $100 million lawsuit on Trump's behalf against the New York Times, three Times reporters, and Trump's niece, Mary L. Trump.
Habba also represented Trump when he was sued for defamation by Summer Zervos.