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Amy P. Maloney

also known as Amy Maloney, Amy Paskon

About me

Amy has focused on employment and education law from the time she began practicing in 1999. Before dedicating herself to helping individuals, she gained invaluable experience working for one of the largest national law firms in Kansas City in its employment and school law section. This experience has been critical in forming her dynamic approach to pursing the rights of individual workers and students. She has first-hand knowledge of how companies and public institutions function.

With a keen understanding that corporate employers and public institutions usually have the size and muscle to push individuals to feel as though there is little chance for success, Amy will not back down.  She works tirelessly to protect and empower her clients through difficult conflicts, and come out on the side of justice. Her skill and fortitude is evident in the results she has achieved for her clients in jury trials, the appellate courts, and in settlement negotiations.

Amy grew up in Atlanta, but spent much of her time in Kansas City where most of her relatives lived. She was the first in her family to attend college. She was lucky to be a good student, but she was even more fortunate to be in an environment where it wasn’t enough just to be smart. Instead, she had to use her abilities for practical problem-solving to gain the respect of a family who had to earn every penny they had.  



Practice areas


  1. Sexual Harassment: 40%
  2. Employment: 25%
  3. Discrimination: 20%
  4. Education: 15%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sophie Woodworth

    I wholeheartedly recommend attorney Amy Maloney. Clients are her top priority. She is a fierce advocate who fights hard to get the best results for her clients, and takes great care to ensure they understand the litigation process, whether they are a student or employee. She is a well-respected professional, who deeply comprehends the practical and technical aspects of the legal system.


    Sophie Woodworth Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kevin A. Jones

    I have referred clients to Amy because I know that she will give them honest, straightforward advice. If a matter comes to litigation, Amy has proven herself time and again that she has the knowledge and tenacity to get favorable results for her clients. She is also a kind and compassionate person. I endorse her without hesitation.


    Kevin Jones Sexual harassment Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Maloney O'Laughlin, LLC

4600 Madison Avenue
Suite 711
Kansas City, MO, 64112-1237


KSAuthorized to practice law200108/07/2016
MOGood Standing, Active200001/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerMissouri Lawyers Weekly2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Most Influential Appellate AdvocatesMissouri Lawyers Weekly2013
GraduateMissouri Bar's Leadership Academy2004
Award for Ethics and ProfessionalismMissouri Bar2000
Leadership and High Academic AchievementUMKC1999
Top Sociology StudentUMKC1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Law Clerk to the Honorable Federal Judge Fernando GaitanUnited States District Court2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Missouri BarMemberN/A
Kansas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers Association (Kansas City chapter)MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Curley v. Animal Clinic of Kendellwood$368,500 Judgment
Confidential Settlement$525,000 settlement
Confidential Settlement$625,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Labor and Employment Law SectionContributing Editor (Kansas Chapter), Greg McGillivary, Wage and Hour Laws, A State-by-State Survey,2013
Thomson ReutersEighth Circuit Manual of Model Jury Instructions - Civil Committee2013
ABA Labor and Employment Law SectionContributing Editor (Kansas Chapter), Greg McGillivary, Wage and Hour Laws, A State-by-State Survey,2012
ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, BNA BooksContributing Editor (Kansas Chapter), Greg McGillivary, Wage and Hour Laws, A State-by-State Survey,2011
Subcommittee MemberModel Civil Jury Instructions for the Eighth Circuit2011
ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, BNA BooksEditor-in-Chief, The Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement2009
ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, BNA BooksEditor-in-Chief, The Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement2008
University of Missouri at Kansas City Law ReviewThe People Can Do No Wrong: An Examination of State and Eleventh Amendment Sovereign Immunity for Missouri's School Districts2006
MoASBOStudent Discipline and the First Amendment in Cyberspace2006
University of Missouri at Kansas City Law ReviewFlexible Academic Programs in Legal Education: Diversifying Our Law Schools by Creating Opportunities for Nontraditional Students1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)SociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Eighth Circuit NELA ConferenceEmployment Companion Claims2016
So you want to go to law school?Law School Preparation2014
MATA 56th Annual ConventionSchool Bullying2014
Inn of Court, Trial TechniquesJury Instructions2010
Missouri Employment Law and PracticeTaking Effective Depositions2009
Inn of Court - WDMoJury Instructions2009
School Administrator TrainingEmployee Documentation & Discipline / FLSA2006
MSBA - annual administrator trainingEffective Supervisor-Employee Communications Training2005