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Patrick A Malone

Medical malpractice Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Patrick Malone & Associates P.C.

  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 37 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 37 years
    Maryland - MD 38 years
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1986
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    We represent patients and their families in birth-related malpractice, hospital errors, misdiagnosis, surgical mistakes, and all other types of medical injuries. Our website has extensive resources about the common types of malpractice injuries. We also offer time-tested advice on how to obtain the best medical care.

    39 years, 150 cases

  2. Personal injury
    Tragic and terrible injuries required the most skilled lawyering to help families whose lives have been turned upside-down. We have a long and successful track record representing individuals who have suffered brain injury, paralysis, death of a family member, injury to a child, and other very serious events.

    39 years, 150 cases

  3. Car accident
    Despite major advances in auto safety, motorists and pedestrians still suffer life-changing injuries from collisions. Tractor-trailer trucks are still highly dangerous to many other travelers because of overworked and underpaid truck drivers pushing beyond their physical limits. Cars turning into crosswalks are another special danger to pedestrians. We represent consumers in these and all types of motor vehicle accidents.

    39 years, 100 cases

  4. Defective and dangerous products
    Serious injuries caused by defects in vehicles, consumer products, drugs, medical devices and other products usually can be traced back to poor design or manufacturing errors. We represent injured consumers in lawsuits that get to the bottom of what happened and help make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else.

    39 years, 40 cases

  5. Wrongful death
    Death to a family member caused by someone else's negligence is a special blow unlike other causes of death. Our firm understands this and works closely with families who have lost loved ones to find out what happened and bring some measure of justice to the situation. No amount of money can bring back a dead family member, but a lawsuit can do a lot of good to protect the public and to honor the deceased person.

    39 years, 50 cases

  6. Litigation
    We represent clients in serious disputes with their former attorneys and former accountants. These professional malpractice lawsuits require careful analysis to determine if a successful claim can be brought.

    38 years, 20 cases

Excerpt from the Mission Statement on our web site: "We represent regular Americans and their families – people whose lives have been broken by terrible injuries and death, events that should not have happened. We seek justice in the courts for our clients against wrongdoers of all kinds: corporations, hospitals, the government, and individuals. ... We see our job as not just winning money for our clients, but helping them gain answers to the big questions of what happened and why."


Patrick Malone is a son of the Midwest. He grew up in an IrishCatholic family in Wichita, Kansas, the oldest of seven children. Aftergraduating summa cum laude from the University of Kansas, he worked asa reporter for United Press International in Kansas City, then won aprestigious journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan, wherehe studied public health issues and wrote freelance articles for theWashington Post. Malone then worked as a medical writer andinvestigative reporter for the Miami Herald, where he won a number ofawards, including a finalist designation for the Pulitzer Prize for aseries co-authored on “dangerous doctors.”

After he was acceptedat Yale Law School, Malone and his wife Vicki sold their home in Miamiand moved to a rental apartment in New Haven, Connecticut with theirinfant son. They had one more son while at Yale and a third aftermoving to the Washington area. At Yale, Malone won several studentawards, including best “moot court” argument. He worked for a yearafter graduating for a prominent federal judge, U.S. District JudgeGerhard Gesell in Washington, D.C. In 1985, Patrick Malone began hiscareer as an attorney representing seriously injured people.

Now, Mr. Malone is one of the leading attorneys in the UnitedStates who works on behalf of seriously injured people in lawsuitsagainst doctors, hospitals, drug companies, government agencies, andother defendants. He has won a long series of exceptional verdicts andsettlements for his clients. Mr. Malone is the co-author of anacclaimed book teaching other attorneys how to win cases on behalf ofplaintiffs. He frequently is invited to give educational lectures tolawyer groups around the country about cutting edge techniques in trialadvocacy. Mr. Malone also has written extensively for his fellowlawyers. He is a member of several prestigious invitation-only lawyersocieties. He is recognized as a leader in the field by The Best Lawyers in America (2006 edition to present) and by the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2008).

One experience that has brought Mr. Malone closer to his clients'disabilities is his own work raising his autistic son Brendan. Hisstory about Brendan appears as Chapter One in the book, Up All Night:Practical Wisdom from Mothers and Fathers, a collection of essays byparents at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Washington, D.C. The book is available at Amazon.


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Patrick Malone & Associates P.C.
1310 L Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC, 20005


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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I had the absolute pleasure of working with Al Clarke for several years while the office of Patrick Malone & Associates handled a complex medical malpractice case for my father. Prior to meeting Al and Pat, our case had already been underway for a couple of years with another firm, and it was in need of additional expertise and resources. Despite being faced with the unprecedented challenges of litigating during the Covid-19 pandemic, Al’s patience and tenacity were unwavering. He worked intensively with the defense council and negotiated a settlement. The final outcome provided us with a great deal of closure and consolation. It was a long road, but Al was certainly the best travel partner anyone could ask for.
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Posted by Jacqueline | February 23, 2021
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Excellent top-quality firm!
Patrick Malone & Associates demonstrates professionalism and dedication to all of their clients. I would highly recommend their legal services to anyone seeking representation for personal injury relief in the DC area. I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Daniel Scialpi who pursued fair compensation to my case resulting in a desirable financial outcome. He stayed aggressive fighting on my behalf for over 2 years to help win the case. Although my case was quite unique and challenging, he never gave up showing true compassion for the unfortunate impact my injury had to my long-term health. It it with genuine appreciation, that I thank the firm at large for their incredible efforts. They will always fight for their clients to receive the compensation they deserve. Top-notch firm!
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Posted by Bernie Layne | June 8, 2020
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Patrick Malone Is the Gold Standard in Medical Malpractice Litigation
Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of co-counseling a medical malpractice case with Patrick Malone. It is an understatement to say that he, along with his entire organization, epitomize what it means to work tirelessly on behalf of negligently injured people. Patrick is a team player, highly intelligent, brings the best analytical tools and experts to your case and aggressively pursues strategies that are based on analytics, research, years of experience and his sense of what is put your case on a path to success. I learned a lot from Patrick Malone and look forward to working with him again soon!
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Posted by Judy | August 28, 2019
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Patrick Malone and Daniel Scialpi are fierce advocates for discovering what happened and how it happened. They are attorneys with determination to represent those truly wronged and instigate change by the providers to prevent repeat instants. they conducted a methodical and thorough investigation by medical experts to obtain the facts. Worked with us through out the legal process and were willing to listen to our concerns and incorporated salient points of our perspective into the claim. Pat and Dan applied their expert knowledge and skills to our case and managed us and our case masterfully. Our claim was successfully settled before filing a lawsuit!!
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Posted by Kamran | July 16, 2018
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An excellent experience suing after an injury
Patrick Malone, and specifically the attorney I worked with, Mr. Scialpi, were extremely helpful in working with my on my case. Mr. Scialpi was tireless and patient in strategizing with me about how to approach the case, while being candid and professional in offering his advice. The quality of service from him and the staff was consistently high for the two years my case was active, until the conclusion of the settlement. I could not recommend more highly.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2011
A trustworhty and Knowledgeable Attorney
My family worked with Pat on a brain injury medical malpractice case that resulted in a severe disability to our loved one. During the couple of years that Pat worked with us, he showed a great level of professionalism, dedication, and most importantly sincerity. Pat’s knowledge in this field and the research time that he put in gave us a sense of security that we very much needed during a very chaotic time. Pat’s attention to details and the manner by which he kept us informed lead us to trust him to do what he needed to while we cared for our injured family member. Pat was also very responsive and straight forward. His work allowed for us to have the resources needed to care for our family member at home. To this date we go back to Pat on things that come up on the settled case and again he is very responsive and helpful and takes the time to assist. Our family is very thankful for the work that Pat Malone and his team provided us.
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Posted by William | May 6, 2010
Child Brain Injury / Medical Malpractice suit
Pat Malone and his team were always compassionate, clear and thoughtful during their pursuit of a substantial settlement for our son. Our boy suffered a traumatic brain injury during his delivery, which resulted in life-long cognitive and motor impairment. The results of Pat Malone’s effort and experience has given our son the benefit of the most skilled medical care and therapy available. This care has already significantly improved the life of our boy and our entire family. His confident leadership reduced our worries. While Pat was very detailed and thorough, he also protected us from unnecessary drama. His preparation was so complete that the judge took extra time to complement him on his service to us his clients, saying she was “astonished” at how careful he had been on our boy’s behalf. We cannot be thankful enough for what Pat and his team accomplished. He led us with steady focus every step along the way and set both a professional and personal example for how a family can face future challenges and succeed.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2009
Pat Malone, As A Lawyer, Deserves The Highest Possible Rating
My lawyer, who had put almost six years into my case, became disabled and chose Pat Malone to see my case through to completion. He had nothing but the highest regard for Pat, and I found, in working with him, that this regard was not misplaced. Watching Pat work was like watching a highly acclaimed artist at work on his next masterpiece. Every client can't have a Pat Malone, but those of us who have been so blessed felt singled out for the very best. We prevailed in the case, but even if we had lost, I knew that I had had the very best representation possible.
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2008
Patrick Malone Recommendation
I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Patrick Malone for the manner that he handled my daughter’s case. My daughter had a hypoxic brain injury at birth due to the rupturing of my wife’s uterus. Pat did extensive research to prove that this was caused by negligence of the medical staff. For the past 3 years he has worked tirelessly on my daughters behalf. My wife and I could not be happier with how the case was handled and the outcome. With Pat’s help we now have the resources to provide our daughter with all the medical services that she requires. We know Pat thought of our daughter as much more than just a “client”. He was available to answer any and all questions we had and always kept us informed as to the status of the case. As you can see I cannot say enough good things about Mr. Malone and would highly recommend his legal services to anyone. William Duckworth
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Stein, Mitchell & Mezines
  • 1985 - 2007


  • Yale Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Semsker v. Lockshin
  • Verdict for plaintiffs $5.8 million
  • Burke v. Groover Christie
  • Verdict for plaintiff $5.7 million
  • Jones v. Prince George's County, MD
  • Verdict for plaintiffs, $3.7 million total


  • Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Law Institute
  • member
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • certified civil trial advocate
  • 1999 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
  • President
  • 2005 - 2006
  • The Counsellors - Washington, DC
  • President
  • 2002 - 2003
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • member, Panel on Law, Science and Technology
  • 2000 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2008
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon Magazine
  • 2007
  • listed in SuperLawyers for Washington DC
  • 2007
  • listed in Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Frederick Abramson Award
  • D.C. Bar
  • 1998
  • AV rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
  • 1995
  • Invited Member
  • Inner Circle of Advocates
  • N/A
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  • The Fearless Cross-Examiner: Win the Witness, Win the Case
  • Book
  • 2016
  • Winning Medical Malpractice Cases with the Rules of the Road Technique
  • book
  • 2012
  • Rules of the Road, A Plaintiff Lawyer's Guide to Proving Liability (revised & expanded 2nd edition)
  • book (co-author)
  • 2010
  • The Life You Save: Nine Steps to Finding the Best Medical Care -- and Avoiding the Worst
  • consumer book
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • AAJ teleseminar
  • Why secret settlements are often unethical
  • 2010
  • Rules of the Road seminar
  • techniques for winning with "Rules of the Road"
  • 2009
  • DC Superior Court civil trial judges seminar
  • Avoiding Reversal and other Pitfalls
  • 2009
  • annual convention - Am. Assoc. for Justice
  • Cross-examining the defense medical examiner
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Patrick
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick literally wrote the book on personal injury trial work. You would not do better."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Malone is an excellent attorney who provides insightful responses to questions posed by members of the Avvo legal community. I fully endorse Mr. Malone."
Wrongful death Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Patrick is an extremely talented and effective attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Mr. Malone for a number of years. He is highly regarded in the legal community as a fine lawyer who is thorough in his case preparation, aggressive and effective in his trial work, and fair and supportive in his dealings with his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Pat is a talented and tenacious lawyer, and has complete inegrity. I have referred several matters to him with complete confidence."
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