Thomas "Tommy" Malone is the founder of Malone Law. For more than 40 years he has litigated cases involving catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death throughout the State of Georgia. He has obtained a multitude of jury verdicts in excess of one million dollars. His record-setting $45 million verdict changed the way managed care providers operate.
Tommy is the past President of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, the official certifying body sanctioned by the American Bar Association for certification of competency in handling professional negligence cases.
Tommy is as a member of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, as well as Super Lawyers, a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Tommy is a recognized pioneer in obtaining just awards for the seriously injured and loved ones of those who lost their lives at the hands of careless physicians, tractor trailer drivers, pilots, as well as the manufacturers of dangerous products.
Tommy was born and raised in the South Georgia city of Albany in Dougherty County. He went to the University of Georgia in Athens from 1960 to 1963. He was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1965 and in 1966, he graduated from the Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University in Macon.
Bianchi v. Gordon Trucking, Inc., et al. — (2009) $49,123,375.87 verdict representing compensatory damages awarded to a 23-year-old student who suffered catastrophic brain injuries as the result of a road wreck involving two commercial truck drivers on a two-lane highway in San Jose, California. The case involved tremendous economic damages and complex issues of law, including apportionment of liability against defendants that included the State of California.
Adams, et al. v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plans of Georgia, et al. — (1995) $45,000,000.00 verdict representing compensatory damages for the unnecessary and preventable quadruple amputation of a 6-month old child due to medical negligence. This case helped change the way managed care providers operate.
Yamada, et al. v. Northside Hospital, Inc., et al. — (2006) $16,500,000.00 verdict representing compensatory damages for child who suffered liver failure requiring a liver transplant at age 4 months caused by a failure of her healthcare providers to follow-up on an abdominal cyst detected on ultrasound early in the pregnancy. Liability in this case resulted from a failure to communicate by the child''s healthcare providers from differing specialties involved in the child''s prenatal, neonatal and pediatric care.
Rex Leroy Jones, et al. v. Robert Glenn Bashuk et al. — (1999) $25,000,000.00 verdict representing compensatory damages for a 38-year-old man''s resulting brain injury due to medical malpractice of a doctor and two hospitals who failed to timely diagnose an impending stroke. The tremendous damages at issue included a lifetime of dependent care for the victim''s condition of being "locked in."