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Daniel Malis

Defective and dangerous products Attorney at Cambridge, MA

5.0   22 reviews

also known as MALIS|LAW, Law Offices of Daniel Malis, PC

  • Licensed for 39 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1983
    Active No misconduct found

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About Daniel

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Practice areas
  1. Defective and dangerous products
    I represent individuals and families harmed by defective and dangerous machinery, consumer products, and toxic substances. I have , and participated as trial counsel in national class action litigation against tobacco companies resulting in successful settlements. I work with investigators, toxicologists, environmental health experts, design engineers, forensic specialists and other experts to develop and prove product defects and hold the appropriate companies responsible.

    39 years

  2. Car accident
    I represent individuals and families injured as a result of drivers' negligence, as well as defective automotive design, maintenance and repair.

    39 years

  3. Slip and fall accident
    I represent individuals and families injured by dangerous conditions on property, including construction site defects; slip and falls; breaches of building, design, and housing codes; and other dangerous conditions.

    39 years

  4. Medical malpractice
    I represent individuals and families who have suffered injury through physician, medical staff and hospital negligence.

    39 years

  5. Workers compensation
    I represent workers who have been injured on the job and in industrial accidents, and protect their rights under workers' compensation law, as well as pursue claims against parties other than employers for workplace injuries

  6. Wrongful death
    I represent families and estates of persons killed by negligent and wrongful acts of corporations and persons at construction sites; due to defective products; negligent operation of a car or truck; dangerous property conditions; and toxic substances.

    39 years

  7. Birth injury
    I represent families whose children have been injured during childbirth as the result of obstetric error, physician or hospital malpractice.

    34 years

  8. Brain injury
    I represent individuals who have suffered simple and complex closed head injuries. As part of my practice, I work with neurologists, neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, occupational, vocational, and cognitive therapists, and other specialists to develop the proof needed to prove causal connections between subtle changes of behavior and potential closed head trauma.

  9. Motorcycle accident
    I represent individuals and families who have been injured by motorists while riding on motorcycles.

  10. Personal injury
    I am an advocate for personal injury victims and their rights. I have successfully litigated and tried cases for victims of poorly designed products, medical malpractice, construction site accidents, automobile collisions and other injury claims. I’ve obtained over 20 million dollars for them and their estates, through settlements, trials and appeals. I believe in gaining justice for my clients; one case a time, one trial at a time and one settlement at a time.

    39 years

I have nearly 40 years of courtroom and litigation experience,  getting compensation for people hurt on construction sites, car accidents, by falls, and by defective products -- whether at work, at home, or on the road. I'm a lifetime member of the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum, having litigated multiple cases paying more than $2 million dollars to injured clients, and have been selected as a member of the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers Association.  No case is too big -- or too small.  I've handled everything from 'fender benders' to being one of the attorneys who sued 'Big Tobacco.' I'm known as a tough and creative advocate for my clients, and find out of the box solutions to difficult cases.  I'm also a "lawyer's lawyer", with many other attorneys, and even law professors, coming to me to solve their hardest cases.

No one will work harder to get you fair compensation.

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Daniel Malis
30 Second Street
Cambridge, MA, 02141-1734


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  22 customer reviews
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Posted by Christina | May 11, 2023
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Second time I had to hire Dan
I was victim of another car accident. Knowing the pain and struggles from my prior accident I called Dan right away. It use to be we wanted to avoid lawyers, now it's the numerous insurance companies we need to avoid! Dan is always available for questions and advice on how to proceed. He is very knowledgeable, has your best interest at heart and extremely thorough in fighting for your rights. I have recommended others to Dan who were all very pleased with their results in retaining him.
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Posted by JOHN | February 2, 2023
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My brother hired Attorney Malis and he did a great job helping him. Dan was very helpful and very informative and was always there to answer our questions. It was a long process and Dan fought hard with the insurance company to get a fair settlement. We were very satisfied and thankful for his services and would highly recommend Dan Malis.
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Posted by Janine V | February 1, 2023
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Car Accident
I was rear ended on the highway which totaled my car and left me with no memory of the accident, neck and back injuries, and numerous contusions. I had never been in a situation like this, but luckily a family member gave me Daniel's name and number. I called him immediately. During our first meeting he was very straight forward and explained the process. He level set what I should expect and how long it would take. Daniel and his team were great to work with and always had my best interests at heart. He was relentless in pursuing proper compensation for my injuries. Very happy with the conclusion and I would highly recommend him and his team.
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Posted by Tom R | January 30, 2023
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Truck accident
I was in a head on collision while in my truck. Truck was totaled, and both my son and I were hurt from the accident. Dan was there to help with the long process of dealing with a very arrogant insurance company. But! I am happy to say. Attorney Malis fought all the way to getting a favorable ruling in my favor. I highly recommend Dan, you will not regret your decision to have him represent you on your behalf.
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Posted by Pieter | February 1, 2022
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An Incredible Attorney
I’d been in a terrible car crash and had sustained injuries with lasting damage and limitations that impacted my ability to work and several other aspects of my life – immediately following the crash and long-term. I was given Attorney Malis’ name and it was the best recommendation I’ve ever received in my life. He took the case on and kept me updated throughout the entire process. Attorney Malis is diligent and dedicated to the best interests of his clients, and is not afraid to stand up for those best interests when needed. He’s honest in how he expects a case to proceed, and made sure I was well-prepared for each stage in the process. If I had any questions, he addressed each one directly and thoroughly, always in a timely manner. If you need a personal injury lawyer, look no further! I wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Dan Malis!
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Posted by Rachael L. | January 23, 2022
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Truly excellent lawyer!
Attorney Malis and his team are fantastic! My car was totaled and I had many personal injuries. Attorney Malis took on my case and I couldn’t be happier. He and his team explained all steps in the lawsuit, answered any questions I had thoroughly and kept me up to date with any news — big or small. Attorney Malis is firm when it comes to getting what he believes his client deserve and is fair. He is not intimidated by any situation and will fight for his clients. I recommend Attorney Malis to anyone that finds themselves in need of a lawyer. He and his team are truly some of the best!
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Posted by Catherine | January 23, 2022
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Excellent Representation
My car was rear ended and totaled, causing neck, shoulder and hip injuries. We looked at several Personal Injury Attorneys and chose Dan Malis, which resulted in a great relationship and outcome. Dan is an experienced negotiator and excellent communicator. We were very satisfied with the settlement that was reached, and recommend Dan Malis without hesitation!
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Posted by Thuy | December 10, 2021
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The best and most caring lawyer ever!
Attorney Malis is an amazing person overall. He took on the case with our absolute best interest at heart. Given that we had a situation (a terrible one and to resort in finding a lawyer) and that it was very nerve wrecking process, Attorney Malis was there every step of the way. He would be the first to call to update me on the case. If I have questions, like any normal people who doesn’t know much about the law, he will take his time to explain it further. Even at my request, he broke it down in simpler terms and wrote a word doc of bullet points to make it easier for me to understand. I am so grateful for his service and his support. Attorney Malis has proven to me that good people do exists. He took his work very seriously and did such thorough research. He was able to dig up some articles that could be used against the other party, resulting in a higher chance of winning the case. He also guided us through the entire way, what is needed to be done, which direction would this case head towards, and how to deal with it. He also is very firm, but that’s only because he wants what’s best for you. Listen to what he says and figure out what you want, and he’ll do what he can for you. His services exceeded my expectations. I had a good experience, and I learned a lot throughout the process. I felt bad because I was asking a lot of questions, but he reassured me that it’s not a problem at all. It’s normal to have questions. I highly recommend Attorney Malis to everyone that needs a helping hand in the name of law, who wants to get what they truly deserve. Attorney Malis will have your best interest at heart and will do everything in his power to get that.
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2021
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Car accident
I could not be happier that Dan took my case. I had 100% confidence within the first 5 minutes of meeting Dan and Jenn. I was completely understood, I felt cared for and I felt sympathy, which I didn't expect. I had never contacted a lawyer prior to this case. You will get pure honestly with them, I trusted them both the whole way through. I'm honored that I found them and couldn't imagine a better experience with any other. They communicated whenever necessary, and told me to contact them whenever I had any question, or even just to let them know how I was doing. They worked diligently through every single step. I can't thank them enough for how they helped me. I'm very happy with the outcome.
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Posted by Lorrie | December 16, 2020
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Personal Injury Attorney review
Many people struggle to find an attorney they can connect with. In the first 15 minutes we knew that Dan and Jenn were the team to represent us. My daughter was injured while having a facial wax. It was a serious enough injury that required immediate medical attention. When we called Dan instantly he asked all the right questions but his first question was about how my daughter was doing. Business was secondary to Dan. He wants to know you, he cares about you, then he moves to business. He is experienced, professional, reliable and results-oriented. Frankly he is the best at what he does. Thank you Dan for being so self-less and always putting my girl first. Our professional relationship and now personal one means so much to our family. He is dedicated, hard-working and selfless. Never was this about he and his firm but about my daughter and assessing the situation. Dan is black and right, shoots from the technical hip. He tells you what you need to know whether you like it or not. He is pragmatic and realistic and fights for you when it is the right thing to do. H We consider Dan and Jenn to be our friends now.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2020
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Working with Dan Malis and his team was a pleasant and professional experience. They were very easy to communicate with and always answered all of my questions and concerns within a timely fashion. I would recommend this group to anyone who needs legal representation.
Posted by Janet | January 28, 2020
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Professional and Trustworthy Attorney
I suffered a fractured pelvis as a result of a car accident that was not my fault. It was both scary and painful. I had never been through anything like that before. Attorney Malis came to my home for a free consultation. During his visit, he was both compassionate and professional. He explained things well, and did not pressure me to hire him, but I did. And the process was easy. Whenever I had questions he responded promptly whether it was by email or phone. And I am happy with the settlement he was able to get.
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Posted by Kathy | August 28, 2019
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An Exemplary Attorney
Attorney Malis is an exemplary lawyer and as a result a now relied upon & trusted friend. Kind, effective, motivated and dogged, Attorney Malis anticipated and attended to not only my legal needs and representation, he also took care of me as an individual. Attorney Malis worked tirelessly to protect me and my family. He is a brilliant, compassionate advocate who has rendered invaluable service to me & to others I have referred to him. If you need a legal representation, he is the man to see. One of the most organized, disciplined, and focused person I have ever met. Additionally his staff were indispensable helping me with a very prolonged & challenging issue. If you're looking for someone who will dive-in and get things done & communicate updates and treat you kindly, Attorney Dan Malis is that person. I can't recommend him enough.
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Posted by Ed | August 21, 2019
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Honest, Acessible, Effective - Pedestrain Hit by Car
I am a disabled Veteran and was connected to Attorney Malis for legal representation after I was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk. Attorney Malis went above and beyond the call of duty in attending to my legal needs as well as other needs. I am fully satisfied with the representation I received from Attorney Malis. His team is top notch as well. While I was in the hospital he visited me and brought me chicken soup & cookies. He assisted me in arranging for medical appointments including transportation. Over all I am fully satisfied with his representation and support and would recommend him to have your corner too.
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Posted by Karen | August 20, 2019
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Professional, Honest, Exceptional
I cannot begin to express what a fantastic job Attorney Malis did with my automobile injury case. He was dogged in his pursuit of compensation for my injuries. He was always available to answer my questions or address my concerns. He kept me updated on all aspects of the progression of the case. More importantly, he was sincerely concerned about my physical and emotional well being. He is honest, sincere, intelligent and driven to achieve the best outcome for his clients. He goes above and beyond in all that he does. Outstanding !
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Posted by Richard | August 17, 2019
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Pedestrian hit by car
Attorney Malis did a great job representing me. He was able to settle out of court quickly and efficiently. He was honest and always available for all my questions,
Posted by Serena | August 16, 2019
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To be recommended
Attorney Malis successfully limited my exposure in an unusual and complex situation
Posted by Ann Marie | August 15, 2019
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Slip-fall knee
I had a slip and fall injuring my knee. Attorney Daniel Malis was so honest, compassionate and very professional always looking right at me while conversing. I felt I was given the treatment of a Queen. Always being asked “aside from the case, how are you doing”? He really cared about me as a person NOT a case number. Inquiring as to how my children were doing made me feel “YES”, he really cares about people. I never had to worry how things were going as I was called and updated quite frequently. If I ever need legal representation again in my life I would not hesitate to call Daniel Malis. I am forever grateful for such wonderful people in this world that are available to help and support me if needed. Thank you Attorney Daniel Malis for all that you have and still do.
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Posted by Helia | March 28, 2011
Caring Straight-Forward Lawyer...
Since 2008, Dan has been an exceptional lawyer. Working diligently and keeping me well informed of what to expect, and in the end achieved a positive outcome. Also, Dan has the most wonderful staff. They were extremely kind, whenever I called, I could hear the smile in the secretary's voice. She always listened and never rushed me. Mr. Malis and his team are the definition of professionals. I would readily recommend Dan Malis to friends, and family members, or anyone who needs a good lawyer.
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Posted by Carolyn | February 25, 2010
Expert Attorney who gets great results!
Attorney Malis took my complicated case and made it black and white in court. His work with expert witnesses made the case for me. I found Attorney Malis to be extremely knowledgeable about the court system and passionate about getting results for me. He is determined to get justice for his clients. I can not thank him enough for his work and results on my case.
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • 2000 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • UMass Law
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Trial attorney/associate
  • Rodman, Rodman & Sandman
  • 1991 - 2000
  • Trial Attorney/Associate
  • Hinckley Allen Snyder & Comen
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Trial Attorney
  • Linehan, Gallagher & Mahoney
  • 1983 - 1988
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  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • 1981
  • Wesleyan University
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Honors in History
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • $1 million settlement for medical malpractice -- failure to provide follow up diagnostic treatment
  • Settled with no liens for $ 1 million.
  • $650,000 Settlement Against Private Home Nursing Agency
  • Settlement
  • $1.7 Million for Worker's Loss of Arm in Industrial Shredder
  • Settled
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  • Chorus Pro Musica
  • Chorus
  • 2015 - Present
  • Community Call
  • Board Member and Director
  • 2014 - Present
  • Masterworks Chorale
  • President
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund
  • Board of Directors
  • 2001 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys in Massachusetts
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Lifetime Member
  • Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Personal Injury Practices and Pitfalls
  • Investigation Techniques and Ethical Issues
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Daniel
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Attorney Malis for several years and can't say enough good things about him. I send ALL of my Personal Injury clients to him exclusively. Each and every one of those referrals have been more than satisfied with his representation and the outcome of the case. It is nice to be able to refer someone out and know they will be well taken care of."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Malis is a dedicated, highly-skilled lawyer well-respected within the legal community. I fully endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Daniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan epitomises the type and kind of zealous advocate that many in the profession aspire to be, but few achieve. He is a caring and highly competent attorney, and I certainly would not hesitate to enlist his assistance."
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