Cleopatra Balai was born in 1986 in Larissa. She studied law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

From 2009 to 2011, she completed her training at Koronakis & Associates Law Firm, then from 2012 to 2014 practiced law at the Law Office of V. Kourtidou-I. Pitsioras. She was, also, a special advisor of various law firms and companies in issues of debt settlement of natural persons. In 2016, Cleopatra joined Nexus Law Firm, as an associate. Cleopatra has been a member of the Thessaloniki Bar Association since 2012. Cleopatra specializes in civil, criminal and disciplinary law. She speaks English and French.