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Jennifer L. Malik

Area of Emphasis

Jenn Malik is a shareholder in Babst Calland’s Public Sector and Energy and Natural Resources groups.  Ms. Malik’s practice focuses primarily on municipal and land use law, with an emphasis on zoning, subdivision and land development, and municipal ordinance construction and enforcement.

Ms. Malik represents the Firm’s municipal clients on a wide array of local government issues, including developing and implementing zoning and land development ordinances, reviewing and overseeing the processing of Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code applications, such as applications for conditional uses and special exceptions, analyzing and responding to Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law record requests, navigating public bidding procedures, assisting to identify and enforce property maintenance and zoning violations, and counseling clients to ensure compliance with both the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act and the Pennsylvania Public Official and Employee Ethics Act.

Additionally, Ms. Malik represents corporations, and businesses before local governing bodies, zoning hearing boards, planning commissions and private landowners. In doing so, Ms. Malik assists private-sector clients in analyzing municipal zoning ordinances, obtaining land development approvals, filing Right-to-Know Law requests, defending against Notices of Violation, challenging the procedural and substantive validity of municipal zoning ordinances, and appealing the issuance or denial of local permits.


Ms. Malik graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Philosophy in 2008. She earned her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 2011.

Memberships and Affiliations

Ms. Malik is admitted to practice law in Texas and Pennsylvania.  She is a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Lawrence County and Texas Bar associations. Ms. Malik received a 2022 Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch recognition from BL Rankings for Land Use and Zoning Law.