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Joseph E Maloney

Joseph E Maloney

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Personal Injury, Litigation

About Me

Mine is a one-to-one legal practice in which I apply decades of experience as a public interest lawyer, United States Department of Justice lawyer, and attorney in private practice to help clients who are engaged in important civil litigation.  I have an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  You can learn more about that, and me, by visiting my website.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    32 years, 400 cases
  2. Litigation: 25%
    35 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    32 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($350-400/hour), Contingent (25-50%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Michael Anthony Peart

    I have known Joseph for a number of years, now. I have had the opportunity to consult with him and he has proven to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Joseph is also professional, responsive, and has the ability to offer innovative perspectives and solutions. It has been, and continues to be, a pleasure and privilege to work with Joseph.


    Michael Peart Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    I highly endorse this lawyer. I am a former DEA Special Agent, and retired Sacramento County Deputy District Attorney and General Counsel for a Special District in Sacramento. Joe has been a great help to me consulting on an important case involving a federal law enforcement Special Agent with a personnel claim. Joe's knowledge of federal court civil procedure and federal employment law is phenomenal. He is in his own league relative to his writing and analytical skills. His thorough and unique understanding of state and federal labor law places him in the top echelon of labor law attorneys. Furthermore, he is very detail oriented, personable, and charismatic, both with clients and other counsel. Joe is the consummate professional.


    Richard Margarita Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

660 Auburn Folsom Rd Ste 202-D
Auburn, CA, 95603



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
VDRP Service AwardFederal Bar Association, Eastern District of California2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Night to Honor Service AwardFederal Bar Association, Eastern District of California2013
Special Achievement AwardUS DOJ1997
Senior Litigation CounselUS DOJ1995
Financial Litigation AwardUS DOJ1993
Director's AwardUS DOJ1991
Order of the CoifMcGeorge School of Law1980
Traynor SocietyMcGeorge School of Law1979
Member, Board of EditorsPacific Law Journal1979

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerJoseph E Maloney, Attorney at Law2006 - Present
Court Appointed MediatorUS District Court ED California1998 - 2014
Senior Litigation CounselUnited States Dept. Of Justice1995 - 1998
Supervisor, Financial Litigation UnitUS DOJ1994 - 1996
Deputy Chief, Civil DivisionUnited States Attorney's Office Department Of Justice1993 - 1995
Adjunct Professor, Administrative LawMcGeorge School of Law1988 - 1998
Assistant US AttorneyUnited States Department of Justice1984 - 2006
Staff Attorney/Pacific Legal Foundation1980 - 1984

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Placer County Bar AssociationMember, Board of Directors2015 - 2016
Placer County Civil Practice ForumModerator2014 - Present
California Employment Attorneys AssociationMember2012 - Present
Placer County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationAttorney Member2000 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1980 - Present
US District CourtMember of Federal Bar1980 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Parker v. North Yuba Water District, 2:06-0340 E.D. Cal. US Dist CourtSettled
Perron V. Secretary of HHSSettled
Kaufman v. Court of AppealThe Supreme Court reversed the order disqualifying Justice Kaufman

See all Legal Cases 

Publication NameTitleDate
Lex Laboris, Sacramento County Bar Assn, Employment SectionDifferential Tax Analysis for Multi-Year Lost Pay Claims2010
Civil Practice Manual (US Dept of Justic)Chapter 1: Administrative Procedures Act2002
11 Real Estate Law JournalMaloney, Monetary Damages for Unlawful Permit Actions1983
16 University of San Francisco Law ReviewMaloney, Disqualification of Administrative Law Judges in California1982

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge SOL Univ of the PacificLawlaw1980
University of the PacificPre Lawundergraduate1977
American River Junior CollegeCore SubjectsAA1975

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Monthly Meeting of PCLPATen Important Differences Between Federal & State Court Litigation2014