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In over 25 years of courtroom and litigation experience, I've focused my practice on getting compensation for people hurt on construction sites, automobile accidents, in falls, injured by defective products, whether at work, at home, or on the road.  I've handled cases ranging  from 'fender benders' to being one of the attorneys who sued 'Big Tobacco'.  I'm tenacious, persuasive, knowledgeable, skilled, and wily.  Not to mention modest . . . 


Please give me the privilege of taking on your injury and getting you fair compensation.


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Practice areas


  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
    31 years
  2. Slip and Fall Accident: 15%
    31 years
  3. Car Accidents: 15%
    31 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
    31 years
  5. Other: 40%
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Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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  • John M. DeProspo

    Attorney Malis is a dedicated, highly-skilled lawyer well-respected within the legal community. I fully endorse him.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Daniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

30 Second Street
Cambridge, MA, 02141-1734


48 Hillcrest Acres Drive
Westport, MA, 02141



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lifetime MemberMultimillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUMass Law2011 - Present
Principal AttorneyMALIS|LAW2000 - Present
Trial attorney/associateRodman, Rodman & Sandman1991 - 2000
Trial Attorney/AssociateHinckley Allen Snyder & Comen1988 - 1990
Trial AttorneyLinehan, Gallagher & Mahoney1983 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Masterworks ChoralePresident2011 - Present
Cambridge Housing Assistance FundBoard of Directors2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$4.1 Million for Spinal Injury of Construction Worker$4.1 million settlement from stair collapse
$1.1 million verdict for construction site injury$1.1 million verdict for contractor negligence
$900,000+ in benefits for shoulder and back injury at construction siteObtained $650,000 for injured construction worker
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Northwestern University School of LawN/AN/A1981
Wesleyan UniversityAmerican History/EconomicsB.A., magna cum laude, Honors in History1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Personal Injury Practices and PitfallsInvestigation Techniques and Ethical Issues1998