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. His record-setting $45 million verdict changed the way managed care providers operate.
Tommy is the current 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 and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, as well as Super Lawyers, a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
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 prominent positions with the most 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
"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 Top 100 Super Lawyers
2004 through 2008
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.
Trial Lawyer of the Year
Melvin M. Belli Society, 2001
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