Malcolm X. Hines

Hometown – Mechanicsville, Virginia
Undergrad – Washington and Lee University
Graduate School – Duquesne University School of Law
Current Occupation – Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
Title – Associate Attorney

Greatest Impact

My greatest impact is my passion for helping those coming after me through similar circumstances or situations through which I myself have already been. I have enjoyed meeting with African American students from my high school and discussing our shared and somewhat differing experiences at a prestigious, heavily white majority prep school and also joined with fellow Black alums to make our relationship with each other, current students, and the school stronger. Similarly, I have been very intentional about my involvement with the Black Law Students Association chapter at my school, Duquesne University School of Law, as well as forging a relationship with the chapter from University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Additionally, I have been heavily involved with the Pittsburgh Legal Diversity & Inclusion Coalition and the Homer S. Brown Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association. In places where black faces are limited, it is essential to come together and act as resources for each other to help everyone achieve success.


Malcolm X. Hines is a native of Mechanicsville, Virginia, a suburb of Richmond. Malcolm lost his mother when he was 16 months old and was subsequently raised by his maternal grandparents. He graduated with honors from St. Christopher’s School in Richmond and went on to play football at the still unfortunately-named Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

After graduating from W&L, Malcolm spent some years “finding himself,” doing everything from selling cars, to working in foreclosure, to being a delivery driver, to driving rideshare. More importantly, however, Malcolm spent several years working in different legal and compliance settings, meeting attorneys who gave him the confidence to pursue a legal career himself.

Malcolm turned this motivation into a full scholarship to Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he recently graduated with his JD, magna cum laude, in May 2022. Malcolm was fortunate to pass the Uniform Bar Exam in Pennsylvania, achieving a score high enough to practice in any UBE jurisdiction, and has begun practicing at Philadelphia-based civil defense firm, Marshall Dennehey. Malcolm loves sports, especially football, and more recently, Formula 1 racing. He has always had a passion for singing, and since graduating from W&L has held a staff singer position at numerous churches Richmond and Pittsburgh. Malcolm and his wife, Becca, also a Richmond native, are enjoying their “new” city of Pittsburgh but have plans to eventually relocate back to Virginia.