Magali obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Special Distinction (4.0 GPA) majoring in Political Science and Sociology in 1992, and in 1995, she obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from the University of the West Indies where she shared in the prize for the most outstanding first year student and was awarded the Reid Prize in Law of Real Property. In 1997, she obtained the Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica and was awarded the Belize Bar Association Prize for most outstanding Belizean student (1997). She was elevated to the rank of Senior Counsel in January, 2014.
After graduating, Magali worked at the law firm of Barrow & Williams from 1997 to 2008, where she garnered experience in both commercial practice and litigation. She assisted developers in real estate acquisition and development, asset protection, taxation, and litigation, while at the same time practising family law, probate and estate planning, and assisting in precedent-setting constitutional cases.
Between 2008 to June 2014, Magali practiced as a sole practitioner where she continued to amass experience in litigation both as lead counsel and co-counsel, including complex local and international receivership and liquidation litigation, landmark constitutional and public law cases (including human rights and environmental law challenges), real estate litigation, divorce and matrimonial property law cases, and fraud and insurance cases. Magali has extensive litigation experience, appearing before all Belize’s appellate Courts, including the Caribbean Court of Justice, Belize’s final appellate Court. She has developed a reputation for competence, tenacity, and integrity.
Magali has served as a board member of the Belize Audubon Society, a member of the National Womenâ€™s Commission, and has served on the executive of the Bar Association of Belize.
Languages: English and Spanish
Interests: Bird Watching, Hiking, and Reading