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Thomas "Tommy" Malone is the founder of Malone Law. For more than 40 years he has litigated cases involving catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death throughout the State of Georgia. He has obtained a multitude of jury verdicts in excess of one million dollars, including a verdict in excess of $49 million for a 23-year-old student who suffered catastrophic traumatic brain injuries as the result of a road wreck involving two commercial truck drivers on a two-lane highway in San Jose, California. His record-setting $45 million verdict changed the way managed care providers operate.
Tommy is the past President of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, the official certifying body sanctioned by the American Bar Association for certification of competency in handling professional negligence cases.
Tommy is recognized as a member of Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, as well as Super Lawyers, a listing of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Tommy has been named a member of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers with Martindale Hubbell, a listing of law practices which have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field. Tommy has been named to the LawDragon 500, a selection 500 attorneys across all practice areas, which represents less than 1% of attorneys in the country. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society that is composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellows are selected based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. Tommy is also a member of the Diversity Law Institute and The Trial Law Institute.
Tommy is a recognized pioneer in obtaining just awards for the seriously injured and loved ones of those who lost their lives at the hands of careless physicians, tractor trailer drivers, pilots, as well as the manufacturers of dangerous products.
Tommy was born and raised in the South Georgia city of Albany in Dougherty County. He went to the University of Georgia in Athens from 1960 to 1963. He was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1965 and in 1966, he graduated from the Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University in Macon.
Tommy has and currently holds offices with prestigious legal organizations in the State of Georgia, as well as nationally. Some of these include:
International Society of Barristers
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
American Association for Justice
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
"The New King of Torts: What Thomas Malone learned from Melvin Belli"
Jerry Grillo, GEORGIA SUPER LAWYERS, 2010.
"A brilliant medical malpractice attorney."
Ron Rosenbaum, End H.M.O. 'Telephone Triage': Pass the Patients' Rights Bill, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER, June 25, 2001, pg. 23.
"One of the state's top malpractice attorneys."
Carrie Teegardin, Cody's Story: A medical ordeal, a life upended, THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, April 29, 1999, pg. A20-A21.
"One of the most highly-feared malpractice attorneys of all time."
THE ALBANY JOURNAL, August 26, 2004, pg. 1.
"One of the best personal injury and litigation lawyers."
ATLANTA MAGAZINE, August, 2002.
TOMMY MALONE'S HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS INCLUDE:
Tradition of Excellence Award
State Bar of Georgia, 1999
This annual award is given by the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia to four outstanding members of the Bar: one Plaintiff lawyer, one Defense lawyer, one General Practice lawyer and one Judge. Recipients are: Georgia residents who have 20 years of outstanding achievement as a Trial Lawyer, General Practitioner or Judge, are 50 years or older, have made a significant contribution to Continuing Legal Education or Bar activities, have a record of community service and have a personal commitment to excellence.
Best Lawyers in America
All Editions, 1989 to Present
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.
Georgia's Super Lawyers
Cover Spotlight, “The New King of Torts,” by Jerry Grillo, 2010; “Top Point Getter,” 2009 to present; Top 10 Super Lawyers, 2009 to present; Georgia’s Top 100 Super Lawyers, 2004 to present.
Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Pursuit of Justice Award
American Bar Association/Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2004
The Pursuit of Justice Award is awarded to recognize lawyers and judges who have shown outstanding merit and excelled at ensuring access to justice.
Compassionate Gladiator Award
Florida Justice Association, 2009
Recipients are lawyers who have practiced actively for 30 years or more; are recognized as a top courtroom advocate for obtaining consistently significant results in the courtroom with jury verdicts; have a national reputation as an unselfish contributor to the legal profession through teaching, training & mentoring; are filled with the understanding of why compassion for others is so wonderful & important; embody the character traits of courage, integrity, & generosity; are gifted with outstanding communication & persuasion skills; are respected by peers; have warmth, kindness, empathy for others & are looked upon as a leader of the trial bar & a role model for others in law & in life.
Melvin M. Belli Society, 2009
An award in the spirit of Mel Belli to be given to an attorney who was innovative and who made a significant contribution to the practice of trial law in America.
Tommy Malone Great American Eagle Award
Southern Trial Lawyers Association, February 2007
Trial Lawyer of the Year
Melvin M. Belli Society, 2001
The Professor W. McKinley Smiley, Jr. Lighthouse Award
Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2001
Recipients are lawyers recognized as a teacher and author of trial advocacy, appellate argument and litigation skill; a pioneer in trial advocacy and philosophy; an inspiration to those in the academic field of law, and the trial and appellate bar; and a reputable role model to those aspiring to join the legal profession.
Top 100 Georgians
GEORGIA TREND MAGAZINE, 1999
A roster of individuals who wield influence in business, government, politics, public policy, education, the judiciary and other areas that impact every aspect of every Georgian's daily life.
Southern Trial Lawyers Association, February 1996
Recipients are lawyers who have practiced actively for 30 years or more; are recognized as a top courtroom advocate; are truly and genuinely a leader or had been a leader in the trial bar; contributed significantly to the teaching of trial advocacy through seminars and educational programs; and is considered one of the true characters of his time.
Trial Lawyer of the Year
American Board of Trial Advocacy, Georgia Chapter, 1995
Most Powerful and Influential Georgians
GEORGIA TREND MAGAZINE, January 1996; January 1998
Small Office Hall of Fame
Initial Inductee, American Trial Lawyers Association