A Tradition of Excellence

For over half a century, Malone Law has successfully represented clients in catastrophic personal injury cases.

Adam Malone

Partner since 2005

Contact Info

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Adam Malone is based in Atlanta, Georgia and dedicates his entire practice to helping families with issues involving brain injury, spinal cord injury, burns, amputation, and wrongful death throughout the state of Georgia. His efforts over the last two decades have produced over $500 million in compensation for injured victims and their families and have helped change careless corporate practices to keep us all safer.

Adam has obtained record jury verdicts, including a $24.5 million verdict in a case involving an above-knee amputation for a young athlete which is reported to be the largest personal injury verdict ever returned in Albany, Georgia. In addition to his trial skills, Adam has also earned a reputation for excellence in the appellate courts. Due to Adam’s work, the Georgia Supreme Court struck down the state’s cap of $350,000 on non-economic damages in medical negligence cases as violating the constitutionally guaranteed right to trial by jury. This ruling not only permitted his client to recover the amount of damages determined by the jury in that case – it was much more important than that. This decision ensured that all patients harmed by preventable medical errors have the right to trial by jury and the right to be completely compensated in an amount determined by jurors driven by the actual evidence, not by politicians driven by campaign contributions.

To have your work recognized by your peers is among the highest of honors. In 2018, Adam was voted by his peers through Super Lawyers as one of the top 10 trial lawyers in the state of Georgia. The prestigious Melvin M. Belli Society recently honored Adam with their coveted Mel Award for his creative advocacy, innovation and paradigm-shifting trial techniques. Best Lawyers honored Adam by naming him the 2016 Lawyer of the Year in medical negligence. The Southern Trial Lawyers Association has honored Adam for his teaching and publications in the field of trial and appellate advocacy by presenting him with the Professor W. McKinley Smiley, Jr. Lighthouse Award.

Adam is also recognized and included annually in the peer-reviewed editions of Best Lawyers in America. Adam is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent, the highest rating available for ethics and legal ability. He is board certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA) and the National Board of Trial Advocates (NBTA), and he is frequently invited to write, publish, and teach continuing legal education to lawyers and professional groups all over the country.

Adam is currently serving as Officer of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group for the American Association for Justice. He is a Past President of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Past President of the Melvin M. Belli Society, Past Chairperson for the Professional Negligence Section of the American Association for Justice, and Past Chairperson of the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Adam served for many years on the Board of Governors and its Executive Committee for the American Association for Justice (AAJ) – the nation’s largest and most effective organization for lawyers representing injured people and their families. He has served as an officer and on the board of the AAJ Trucking Litigation Group, the AAJ Professional Negligence Section, and the AAJ Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group. He also serves on the Board of Directors for his alma mater, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, and the Savannah Law School. He is also an Honorary Board Member of the Special Olympics of Georgia and an ardent supporter of the Shepherd Brain and Spinal Center.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Negligence
  • Truck crashes
  • Aviation disasters
  • Child and Infant Injury
  • Dangerous Products
  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Burns
  • Amputation
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals

Education

John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Juris Doctor summa cum laude – 2000
  • Honors: Valedictorian
  • Honors: West Publisher’s Award for Academic Excellence
  • Honors: Judge Harold R. Banke Advocacy Award
  • Honors: Student Bar Association – President (1998-1999)
  • Honors: Student Bar Association – Secretary (1997-1998)
  • Honors: ATLA Student Chapter – Vice President (1998-1999)
  • Honors: Journalist for the JMLS Advocate
  • Honors: Mock Trial Team
  • Honors: 1999 ATLA National Mock Trial – Semi-finalist
  • Honors: 1998 ATLA National Mock Trial – Semi-finalist

North Georgia Military College

  • Bachelor of Arts – 1996
  • Honors: ROTC Corps of Cadets
  • Honors: Cadet 2d Lieutenant
  • Honors: Platoon Leader, 1st Platoon, Foxtrot Company 1996
  • Honors: Graduate Noncommissioned Officers’ Academy 1995
  • Honors: Political Science Club

Published Books & Book Chapters

  • “Voir Dire and Conduct of the Judge and Jury,” GTLA Trial Practice Manual, Annually Since 2005
  • “Organizing the Medical Malpractice Case,” Tommy Malone on Healthcare Malpractice – Case Evaluation and Review Manual: Intake to Filing, Vol. 1, Ch. 1, 2003 PESI Law Publications

Published Works & Lectures

  1. “Proving the Value of a Scar,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, Recent Verdicts Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, December 2000
  2. “Proving the Value of a Scar,” Melvin M. Belli Society Annual Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, July 2001
  3. “Arguing for General Damages,” Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2002
  4. “Party Selection, Jurisdiction & Venue in Medical Negligence Cases,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, Georgia Law of Torts: Preparation for Trial, Atlanta, Georgia, October 25, 2002
  5. “Wrongful Death – Big Rig Accident – Value of Human Life,” Art of Advocacy Summation, Chapter 24, Mathew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group. Publication 30, Release 23, November 2002
  6. “Demonstrative Evidence: The Trial of a Medical Negligence Case for a Brain Damaged Baby,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, Trial Advocacy – Recent Trials, Atlanta, Georgia, December 20, 2002
  7. “Affordable High Tech Trials,” ATLA Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section and Low Speed Impact Section, ATLA Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, July 21, 2003
  8. “The Fundamentals of Voir Dire and Jury Selection,” General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, March 21, 2003
  9. “Handling the Plaintiff’s Medical Negligence Case: Written Discovery Strategy as it Relates to Deposition Strategy,” PESI Deposition Bootcamp, Atlanta, Georgia, May 15, 2003
  10. “The Death of Juror Rehabilitation: Jury Selection After Kim v. Walls,” Calendar Call, Vol. VII, No. 3, Summer 2003, General Practice & Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  11. “Holding the Hospital Accountable for Physician Negligence,” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Health Care Litigation Newsletter, 8th Ed., Vol. 3
  12. “Organizing the Medical Malpractice Case,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, Jury Trials Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, May 23, 2003
  13. “The Step-by-Step Winning Method of Proving and Successfully Arguing Loss of Future Earning Capacity,” Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2003
  14. “Summation: 3 Lessons Learned at the Knee of a Master,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2003
  15. Seminar Chairperson, Ultimate Medical Malpractice Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Atlanta, Georgia, March 11, 2004
  16. “Direct Examination of a Pediatric Neurologist,” Southern Trial Lawyers Association, resented at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2004
  17. “Cross Examination of the Defense Medical Expert,” ATLA, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section and Low Speed Impact Section, New Orleans, Louisiana, April, 2004
  18. “Daubert & Damages – Demystifying Daubert: A Practical Guide to Georgia’s New Evidence Rule,” GTLA Fall Workshop, Fall 2005
  19. “Voir Dire in the New Millennium,” Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Seminar and Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 6-7, 2005
  20. “Dead Men do Tell Tales: Odd Wrongful Death Cases and Unique Issues that Arise in Run-of-the-Mill Wrongful Death Cases,” Jointly presented with Michael J. Goldman, Esq., Atlanta, Georgia, July 12, 2005
  21. “Live Demonstration of Cross Examination of an Independent Medical Examiner,” Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Presented at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2006
  22. “Fire in the Operating Room!” American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Palm Beach, Florida, June 8-10, 2006
  23. “Fire in the Operating Room!” Melvin M. Belli Society Annual Seminar, Seattle, Washington, July 2006
  24. Seminar Co-Chairperson, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Holiday Workshop, Atlanta, Georgia, December 8, 2006.
  25. Seminar Chairperson, Never Settle for Less, Annual Southern Trial Lawyers Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 14-18, 2007.
  26. Seminar Chairperson, Jury Trials Seminar, General Practice & Trial Section, State Bar of Georgia Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia, May 11, 2007.
  27. “Persuasion for Younger Lawyers,” Melvin M. Belli Society Annual Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, July 2007
  28. “Persuasion: From Deposition to Verdict,” Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 2007
  29. “Demonstrative Evidence,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, November 28, 2007
  30. Seminar Co-Chairperson, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Holiday Workshop, Atlanta, Georgia, December 7, 2007
  31. Seminar Chairperson, Jury Trials Seminar, General Practice & Trial Section, State Bar of Georgia Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia, December 14, 2007
  32. Seminar Co-Chairperson, Annual Southern Trial Lawyers Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 30-February 1, 2008
  33. “Amputation in South Georgia,” American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, June 5-7, 2008
  34. “Amputation in South Georgia,” Melvin M. Belli Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 11, 2008
  35. “It’s All in the Plaintiff’s Head: Dealing with Somatoform Disorder and Malingering Defenses,” Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice Annual
  36. Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 14, 2008
  37. “Amputation in South Georgia,” Annual Southern Trial Lawyers Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 18-22, 2009
  38. “Medical Malpractice After Tort Reform,” Annual General Practice & Trial Institute, General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Amelia Island, Florida, March 12-14, 2009
  39. “Powerful Analogies in Arguing Damages; Contrasting People, Places and Things; The Keys to Persuasive Damages on Summation,” PESI Absolute Litigators Conference: Winning in Changing Times, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 5-7, 2009“Lessons Learned in a $24.5 million Malpractice Case – Old and New; Insights for Changing Times,” PESI Absolute Litigators Conference: Winning in Changing Times, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 5-7, 2009
  40. Seminar Chairperson, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 16-17, 2009
  41. “Georgia’s Super Daubert Rules in Medical Cases,” Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 16-17, 2009
  42. “Dealing with Somatoform Disorder and Malingering Defenses in Motor Vehicle Cases,” Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 16-17, 2009
  43. “Calling the Defendant Healthcare Provider in Your Case-in-Chief: Pros and Cons,” AAJ Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, July 25-29, 2009
  44. “The Use of Depositions at Trial,” AAJ Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, July 25-29, 2009
  45. “A Cosmetic Surgery Disaster,” Melvin M. Belli Society, San Francisco, California, July 2009
  46. “Daubert in the Fatigued Trucker Case & Other Issues Concerning Expert Testimony,” APITLA Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 13-15, 2009
  47. “Medical Malpractice: Case Selection and Pursuit of the Adequate Recovery,” GTLA Fall Workshop, Savannah, Georgia, October 16, 2009
  48. “Expert Testimony in Medical Negligence Cases,” ICLE Program, State Bar of Georgia Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia, October 1, 2009
  49. “Medical Malpractice: Case Selection and Pursuit of the Adequate Recovery After Tort Reform,” GTLA Fall Workshop, Savannah, Georgia, October 16, 2009
  50. “On Opening Statement,” Jury Trials Seminar, General Practice & Trial Section, State Bar of Georgia Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia, January 16, 2009
  51. “Direct Examination of the Biomechanical Engineer,” American Association for Justice Winter Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 7-11, 2009
  52. “Joint & Several Liability, Apportionment, and Set-Off: What is the Law in Georgia?,” ICLE Annual Trial Practice Program, Georgia Public Broadcasting Television Station, November 6, 2009
  53. “Be a Safety Advocate,” STLA Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 10-14, 2010
  54. “It’s All in the Plaintiff’s Head: Dealing with Somatoform Disorder and Malingering Defenses,” Florida Justice Association 2010 Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida, February 17-19, 2010
  55. “Reversing Defenses and Defense Experts,” AAJ Trucking Program, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 26-27, 2010
  56. Seminar Chairperson, Annual General Practice & Trial Institute, General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Amelia Island, Florida, March 11-13, 2010
  57. “Death, Amputation, and Pain,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 22-23, 2010
  58. Seminar Chairperson, GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 22-23, 2010
  59. “The Right to Trial by Jury Shall Remain Inviolate,” Melvin M. Belli Society, Vancouver B.C., Canada, July 2010
  60. “Conquering Legislative Caps on Damages,” AAJ Annual Convention, Vancouver B.C., Canada, July 2010
  61. “Educating the Judiciary on the Importance of Attorney Driven Voir Dire,” Panel discussion with Honorable Michael C. Clark, Adam Malone, Phil Henry, and Michael Neff, GTLA Auto Torts
  62. Workshop, Destin, Florida, July 29-31, 2010
  63. “Preparing Catastrophic Injury & Death Cases for Trial,” Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, November 12, 2010
  64. “Obtaining an Adequate Recovery in Medical Malpractice Cases,” ICLE State Bar, Atlanta, Georgia, January 13, 2011
  65. “Direct Examination,” Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, Buena Vista, Florida, February 2011
  66. Program Chair, Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2-6, 2011
  67. “Innovative Ideas for Litigating Catastrophic Cases,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Hot Springs, Virginia, March 31-April 3, 2011
  68. “Voir Dire: The Law and the Practice,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 5-6, 2011
  69. “Direct Examination,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 5-6, 2011
  70. “Mock Trial Demonstration Cross Examination of a Radiologist,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 5-6, 2011
  71. “Direct Examination,” Kentucky Justice Association Annual Convention, Louisville, Kentucky, September 7-8, 2011
  72. “Medical Malpractice: What Do I Do When I Get A Call?” ICLE Program, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, September 9, 2011
  73. “Using Rules to Prove Liability,” ICLE Tractor Trailer Collision Cases Seminar, State Bar, Atlanta, Georgia, October 19, 2011
  74. “Direct Examination,” Getting Your Case to Trial, GTLA Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, November 9, 2011
  75. “Jury Selection,” Jury Trial Seminar, General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, January 20, 2012
  76. “Persuasive Direct Examination,” STLA Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 15-19, 2012
  77. “Thoughts on Persuasion,” Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, Life of a Trial Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, March 28, 2012
  78. “Critical Thinking for Catastrophic Cases,” STLA Fall Board Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, September 6-9, 2012
  79. “Basic Considerations for Direct Examination,” ICLE Jury Trial Program, Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, January 18, 2013
  80. “My Notes on Direct Examination in Catastrophic Injury and Death Cases,” New Jersey Association for Justice, 2013 Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 17-19, 2013
  81. “Reversing Defenses and Winning Strategies for the Trucking Case,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 16-17, 2013
  82. “Proving Your Case with Clarity,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 16-17, 2013
  83. “Critical Thinking & Proving Your Case with Clarity,” GTLA Auto Torts, Destin, Florida, August 1-3, 2013
  84. “Basic Considerations for Direct Examination,” Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, Georgia ICLE, Atlanta, Georgia, October 30, 2013
  85. “Voir Dire: An Exercise in Listening,” ICLE Jury Trial Program, Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, January 17, 2014
  86. “Beyond Powerpoint: Bringing Your Case to Life with Cutting Edge Demonstrative Aids,” Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida, February 19, 2014
  87. “Ethics & Professionalism at Trial and on Appeal,” STLA Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 27, 2014
  88. “Critical Thinking for Challenging Cases: Scoping the Horizon,” 13th Annual General Practice and Trial Institute, Pine Mountain, Georgia, March 14, 2014
  89. “The Future of the Patient Provider Relationship: Communication and Complexity in the Acute Care Environment,” Annual Meeting of the Healthcare Ethics Consortium of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, March 20, 2014
  90. “War Stories,” Georgia State Bar YLD Litigation Committee Speaker Series, Atlanta, Georgia, March 26, 2014
  91. “Developing Trends in the Preparation and Trial of a Professional Negligence Case Including: Two Attorneys Representing Parties, Settling With Less Than All Parties, Apportionment, and Direct Examination,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 25, 2014
  92. “Birth Injury Odyssey: Observations from Both Sides,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 25, 2014
  93. “Effective Advocacy Using Visual Strategy at Trial,” AAJ Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, July 28, 2014
  94. “Challenges in Trying Catastrophic Injury Cases,” ICLE Jury Trial Program, Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, January 16, 2015
  95. Moderator, “Storytelling thru Witness Examination,” STLA Annual
  96. Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 13, 2015 Seminar Co-Chairperson, ICLE Handling Big Cases Program, Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, March 5, 2015
  97. “Telling the Damages Story through Witness Testimony,” 360 Advocacy, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 14, 2015
  98. “Connecting with Jurors – What Matters Most,” GTLA Auto Torts, Destin, Florida, August 1, 2015
  99. “Handling Tractor Trailer Cases from Start to Finish,” AIEG Trucking Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, August 20, 2015
  100. “After the Stage is Set: Connecting with the Judge, Jury and Opposing Counsel,” ICLE Trial Advocacy Program, Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, October 30, 2015
  101. “Thoughts on How to Discover the True Story and Show It,” STLA Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 4, 2016
  102. “Telling the Damages Story through Witness Examination,” Arkansas CLE, Hot Springs, Arkansas, February 12, 2016
  103. “Voir Dire: An Exercise in Listening,” 15th Annual General Practice & Trial Law Section, Trial Institute, Amelia Island, Florida, March 17, 2016.
  104. “Effective Voir Dire in Brain Damaged Infant Cases,” 360 Advocacy, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 11, 2016.
  105. “Powerful Direct Examinations,” ICLE Trial Advocacy, Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, October 28, 2016.
  106. “Jury Selection,” GTLA ‘Watch Me’ CLE, Savannah, Georgia, January 27, 2017.
  107. “Effective Voir Dire,” 15th Annual General Practice & Trial Law Section, ICLE: Hotel Series, St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, March 16, 2017.
  108. “Networking & Rainmaking 101: Advise for Aspiring Lawyers on Building a Practice,” John Marshall Law School Professionalism Series, April 12, 2017.
  109. “Dealing with Race, Religion, and Politics in Jury Selection,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 27, 2017.
  110. “Powerful Visual Opening Statements,” GTLA Auto Torts Workshop, Destin, Florida, July 15, 2017.
  111. “Better Connection, Better Persuasion,” GTLA Holiday Workshop, Atlanta, Georgia, December 8, 2017.
  112. Seminar Co-Chairperson, ICLE Handling Big Cases Program, Atlanta, Georgia, April 13, 2018.
  113. “On Opening Statement,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 27, 2018.
  114. “Effective Voir Dire in Medical Negligence Case,” ABPLA National Legal & Medical Malpractice Conference, Chicago, Illinois, May 5, 2018.
  115. “Connecting with Jurors: Lesson Learned from Twenty Years in the Trial Trenches,” NJAJ Boardwalk Personal Injury Seminar, Atlantic City, New Jersey, May 10, 2018.
  116. “Remembering Mel,” Melvin M. Belli Society Seminar, Denver, Colorado, July, 6, 2018.
  117. “Connecting Voir Dire to Verdict: What Matters Most,” Melvin M. Belli Society Seminar, Denver, Colorado, July 6, 2018.
  118. “Life and Trials of Tommy Malone,” Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Meeting, Denver, Colorado, July 9, 2018.

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Lawyers in Georgia, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Lawyer of the Year recipient, Georgia’s Best Lawyers, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation, 2010-present
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2010-present
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, The Top 100, 2014-present
  • Courageous Pursuit of Justice Award, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • One of Georgia’s Top 12 Lawyers Under the Age of 40, “Twelve to Watch,” Fulton County Daily Report, August 18, 2008
  • Named One of Georgia’s Best & Brightest By Georgia Trend Magazine, 2008
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, John Marshall Law School, 2008
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent, 2010-present
  • Georgia’s Best Lawyers, 2011-present
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • American Association for Justice Wiedemann & Wysocki Award, 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • American Association for Justice Distinguished Service Award, 2011
  • Georgia’s Best Lawyers, Lawyers of the Year, ALM/Best Lawyers in America, 2011
  • Selected by Georgia Trend for inclusion of its Top 40 Under 40 of Georgia’s Best and Brightest edition, 2009
  • Rising Star, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005
  • Distinguished Service & Leadership Award, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
  • Professor W. McKinley Smiley, Jr. Lighthouse Award, Southern Trial Lawyers Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Past Chairman
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
  • John Marshall Law School Alumni Association, Past President
  • American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Board of Governors, 2006 – Present
  • American Association for Justice, Intestate Trucking Litigation Group, Board of Governors, 2009 – Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Education Committee Chairman, 2009 – 2010
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Council, 2008 – Present
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Board of Governors, 2007 – Present
  • American Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2010 – Present
  • American Association for Justice, Professional Negligence Section, Chair, 2009 – 2010
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, President, 2012 – 2013
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, Executive Council, 2008 – Present
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, Board of Governors, 2004 – Present
  • John Marshall Law School, Board of Directors, 2009 – Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Academy of Trial Advocacy (By invitation only)
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, Fellow (By invitation only)
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow (By invitation only)
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow (By invitation only)
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) (By invitation only)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA)
  • Section & Litigation Group Coordination Committee
  • National Finance Counsel Member
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Special Olympics Georgia, Honorary Board Of Directors, 2014 – Present
  • American Association for Justice, Executive Committee, 2011 – 2012
  • American Association for Justice, National Finance Council, 2011 – 2014
  • American Association for Justice, Section & Litigation Group Coordination Committee, 2011 – Present
  • Civil Justice PAC, Board of Governors, 2011 – 2012
  • Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Board of Directors, 2009 – 2014
  • Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, Board of Visitors, 2011 – 2014
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Board Member, 2007 – 2012
  • Brain Injury Association of America, AADVISORY BOARD ON ATTORNEY CERTIFICATION, 2009-2010
  • Brain Injury Association of America, LIAISON, 2015-2016
  • General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, BOARD MEMBER, 2003-2010
  • General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, TRUSTEE, 2010 – Present
  • Young Lawyers Division of the of the State Bar of Georgia, BOARD MEMBER, 2006-2008
  • State Bar of Georgia, Product Liability Section
  • State Bar of Georgia, Aviation Section
  • State Bar of Georgia, Tort and Insurance Section
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), National College of Advocacy, Fellow
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Product Liability Section
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Aviation Litigation Section
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Trucking Litigation Section
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability Section
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Gastric Bypass Litigation Group
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • American Bar Association (ABA), American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Diplomate Medical Negligence
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2002 – Present
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Grp American Assoc. for Justice, Board of Governors, 2006 – Present
  • Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of AAJ, Board of Governors, 2009 – 2013
  • State Bar of Georgia Fair Market Practices Committee, Member, 2011 – 2012
  • State Bar of Georgia General Counsel Office Overview Committee, Member, 2010 – 2011
  • State Bar of Georgia Standing Committee for General Counsel, Advisor, 2007 – 2010
  • State Bar of Georgia Standing Committee for General Counsel, Supreme Court Sub-Committee, 2008 – 2010
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2008 – 2009
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, President- Elect, 2007 – 2008
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 2006 – 2007
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2005 – 2006
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Parliamentarian, 2004 – 2005
  • Professional Negligence Section American Assoc. for Justice, Chair, 2009-2010, Secretary, 2008-2009
  • Professional Negligence Section American Assoc. for Justice, Treasurer, 2007-2008, Newsletter Editor, 2006-2007
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Grp American Assoc. for Justice, Brain Injury Association of America Liaison, 2015 – 2016
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Grp American Assoc. for Justice, Vice-Chair, 2012-2013, Secretary, 2011-2012, Parliamentarian, 2010-2011
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Vice President, 2015-2016, Secretary, 2014-2015, Parliamentarian, 2013-2014
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Council, AAJ BOG, 2010- Present, Chairman of Legal Education, 2008- 2010, Membership Committee Co-Chair, 2001-2003

Past Employment Positions

  • Thomas William Malone, P.C., Associate, 2000 – 2005
  • Clayton County District Attorney, Assistant Prosecutor (Third Year Practice Act), 1999 – 2000
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, Judicial Intern for Chief Judge G. Alan Blackburn, 1998 – 1999
  • Fulton County Court, Warrant Office, 1997 – 1998
  • Restaurant waiter, law office clerk, construction worker, farm worker, and landscaper

Pro Bono Activities

  • Walton High School Mock Trial Coach
  • Special Olympics Georgia
  • North American Brain Injury Society
  • Civil Justice Foundation
  • Board of Governors, Melvin M. Belli Society, 2004 – Present
  • Board Member, Civil Justice PAC, 2002 – 2005
  • Board Member, John Marshall Law School Foundation, 2002 – Present
  • Board of Governors, Georgia Consumer Justice Foundation, 2004 – 2006
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, President, 2012-2013, President-elect, 2011-2012, Secretary, 2010-2011, Treasurer, 2009-2010, Parliamentarian, 2008-2009
  • John Marshall Law School Alumni Association, President, 2002-2008, Coach Mock Trial team, 2005 and 2006

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Adam Malone

Holding Wrongdoers Responsible

Malone Law is known for its willingness to take cases to trial when defendants refuse to accept responsibility for their actions — particularly in situations where death or devastating injuries have been caused by careless commercial trucking companies, sloppy health care and manufacturers of defective products. Tommy secured one of the first verdicts over a million dollars in Georgia history — a $1.2 million verdict in a 1982 jury trial against a trucking company involving the needless death of a 7-year-old girl. Throughout his career, Tommy continued achieving record verdicts, including a recent verdict of over $49 million against two careless trucking companies for causing a severe brain injury to a pre-med college student.

Likewise, Adam has continued this tradition and has broken his father's record verdict in their hometown of Albany with a $24.5 million verdict in a medical negligence case for a 14-year-old football player.

Making Our Hospitals & Roads Safer

In addition to the many multimillion-dollar recoveries we at Malone Law have obtained for our clients, we take pride in our ability to drive positive change in our community.

An inevitable result of many of the verdicts and settlements we obtain is system change to correct their actions to prevent similar harm from occurring to others in the future.

Our attorneys and staff work diligently to make life better for our clients as well as those in our community.

"Together we've been able to not only make a difference for our clients," says Adam, "but also do our part in helping to make roadways and hospitals safer for everyone."

Put a tradition of excellence on your side. From catastrophic motor vehicle accidents to devastating medical malpractice injuries, our team of dedicated professionals can help you get your life back on track. Contact our office in Atlanta by calling 770-390-7550 or by filling out our online contact form.

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