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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 Irish
Catholic family in Wichita, Kansas, the oldest of seven children. After
graduating summa cum laude from the University of Kansas, he worked as
a reporter for United Press International in Kansas City, then won a
prestigious journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan, where
he studied public health issues and wrote freelance articles for the
Washington Post. Malone then worked as a medical writer and
investigative reporter for the Miami Herald, where he won a number of
awards, including a finalist designation for the Pulitzer Prize for a
series co-authored on “dangerous doctors.”

After he was accepted
at Yale Law School, Malone and his wife Vicki sold their home in Miami
and moved to a rental apartment in New Haven, Connecticut with their
infant son. They had one more son while at Yale and a third after
moving to the Washington area. At Yale, Malone won several student
awards, including best “moot court” argument. He worked for a year
after graduating for a prominent federal judge, U.S. District Judge
Gerhard Gesell in Washington, D.C. In 1985, Patrick Malone began his
career as an attorney representing seriously injured people.

Now, Mr. Malone is one of the leading attorneys in the United
States who works on behalf of seriously injured people in lawsuits
against doctors, hospitals, drug companies, government agencies, and
other defendants. He has won a long series of exceptional verdicts and
settlements for his clients. Mr. Malone is the co-author of an
acclaimed book teaching other attorneys how to win cases on behalf of
plaintiffs. He frequently is invited to give educational lectures to
lawyer groups around the country about cutting edge techniques in trial
advocacy. Mr. Malone also has written extensively for his fellow
lawyers. He is a member of several prestigious invitation-only lawyer
societies. 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. His
story about Brendan appears as Chapter One in the book, Up All Night:
Practical Wisdom from Mothers and Fathers, a collection of essays by
parents at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Washington, D.C. The book is available at Amazon.



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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 35%
    32 years, 150 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    32 years, 150 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    32 years, 50 cases
  4. Car Accident: 10%
    32 years, 100 cases
  5. Other: 15%
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Contingent (20-40%)

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  • Paul H Zukerberg

    Patrick literally wrote the book on personal injury trial work. You would not do better.


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  • Michael Curtis Greenberg

    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.


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Contact info

Patrick Malone & Associates P.C.

1310 L Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC, 20005


VAAuthorized to practice law198603/31/2016
DCActive 198607/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
FellowInternational Academy of Trial Lawyers2008
Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in AmericaLawdragon2008
Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in AmericaLawdragon Magazine2007
listed in SuperLawyers for Washington DCSuperLawyers.com2007
listed in Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2006
Frederick Abramson AwardD.C. Bar1998
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell1996
Lawyer of the YearTrial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.1995
Invited MemberInner Circle of AdvocatesN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerStein, Mitchell & Mezines1985 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Inner Circle of AdvocatesMember2003 - Present
American Law Institutemember2001 - Present
National Board of Trial Advocacycertified civil trial advocate1999 - Present
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.President2005 - 2006
The Counsellors - Washington, DCPresident2002 - 2003
National Academy of Sciencesmember, Panel on Law, Science and Technology2000 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Burke v. Groover ChristieVerdict for plaintiff $5.7 million
Jones v. Prince George's County, MDVerdict for plaintiffs, $3.7 million total
Semsker v. LockshinVerdict for plaintiffs $5.8 million
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Fearless Cross-Examiner: Win the Witness, Win the CaseBook2016
Winning Medical Malpractice Cases with the Rules of the Road Techniquebook2012
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 Worstconsumer book2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AAJ teleseminarWhy secret settlements are often unethical2010
Rules of the Road seminartechniques for winning with "Rules of the Road"2009
DC Superior Court civil trial judges seminarAvoiding Reversal and other Pitfalls2009
annual convention - Am. Assoc. for JusticeCross-examining the defense medical examiner2007