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Patrick Maloney helps clients solve business problems through litigation, dispute resolution and negotiation. An experienced commercial litigation attorney, he has represented clients in trials and arbitrations in state and federal courts. Patrick is a staunch advocate of fair billing practices and regularly works with clients to resolve fee disputes arising from bill padding, fraud and other overcharges by outside counsel. 


Mr. Maloney has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble, reflecting the highest possible rate for legal acumen and ethics.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 40%
    17 years
  2. Ethics: 25%
    17 years
  3. Employment: 25%
    17 years
  4. Intellectual Property: 10%
    17 years



Hourly ($250-525/hour), contingent (5-45%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Charles B. Witham

    Mr. Maloney is a highly skilled and talented attorney. He demonstrates exceptional skill for pursuing his clients' interests with professionalism and enthusiasm. Highly recommended.


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Contact info

The Maloney Firm, APC

2381 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 405
El Segundo, CA, 90245


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2016 Southern California Super Lawyers ListThomson Reuters2016
2015 Southern California Super Lawyers ListThompson Reuters2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Rising StarN/A2008
Rising StarN/A2007
Rising StarN/A2006
Rising StarN/A2005
W. Manuel Wiley AwardThe State Bar of California1998
W. Manuel Wiley AwardThe State Bar of California1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBaute Crochetiere & Maloney, LLP2001 - 2012
AssociateCooley Godward1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2015 - Present
South Bay Bar Association FoundationBoard Member2015 - Present
South Bay Bar Association (LA)Board Member2013 - Present
South Bay Bar Association Employment Law SectionChair2013 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationVolunteer Fee Arbitrator2013 - Present
Professionals in Human Resources AssociationMember2013 - Present
ProvisorsMember2012 - Present
Aranda Inn of CourtBarrister2011 - Present
San Diego Law ReviewAssistant Editor1997 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gunderson v. Wall, 196 Cal. App. 4th 1060 (2011)Order affirmed on appeal.
Hinds v. United FabricareCase dismissed on summary judgment.
Balboa Instruments v. Spa BuildersCase dismissed on summary judgment.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Bottom Line (California Bar)Strategies to Improve Law Firm Collections and Cash Flow2016
The Bottom Line (California Bar)California’s Mandatory Fee Arbitration Act Benefits Attorneys by Providing an Efficient Mechanism to Resolve Legal Fee Disputes2014
The Bottom Line (California Bar)Retainer Agreement Basics2014
The Maloney Firm, APCIs your lawer overcharging you?2013
San Diego Law ReviewGagging Physicians1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawN/A1998
California State University, San DiegoBusiness AdministrationN/A1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Bay MCLE SeriesEffective Conflict Waivers2016
South Bay EntrepreneursAvoiding Partnership Disputes2016
South Bay MCLE SeriesPreparing Ethical Fee Agreements2015
Professional Roundtable of Financial ServicesAvoiding Disputes With Your Business Partners2015
South Bay MCLE SeriesEliminating Bias In Dispute Resolution2014
South Bay MCLE SeriesPreparing and Reading Legal Fee Invoices2014
Employment Law SectionSex, Drugs and Money: What's Happening in the Workplace Now?2014
Superior Court Boot CampSuperior Court Boot Camp2013
Human Resources Professionals of TorranceKeeping Secrets: Protecting Your Competitive Advantage2013
Expert Witnesses: Prep, Depos, Exam and Cross - How to Get it RightExpert Witnesses2013
Superior Court Boot Camp (October 25-26, 2012)Superior Court Trial Practice2012
Expert Witnesses: Prep, Depos, Exam and Cross "How to Get it Right"Expert Witnesses2011