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Thomas W. Malone

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1989

Malone Law

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 immediate 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.

Case History

  • 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." 

Awards

  • Pursuit of Justice Award (2004) ABA/Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Tommy Malone Great American Eagle Award (2007) Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Tradition of Excellence Award (1999) State Bar of Georgia
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year (2001) Belli Society
  • War Horse Award (1996) Southern Trial Lawyers Association

Client Comments

  • "The law office of Thomas Malone is dedicated, dependable, and determined to work for the best return of the customer. The office provides the client with an extended family just as concerned as he/she is about the matter at hand. The office attorneys are experienced in all fields relating to malpractice and the well being of victims of wrongful death. Thomas Malone makes clients feel at home and comfortable when expressing the traumatic events that have taken over their present lives. He is determined to compensate the rest of your life with what only the best can provide. Victim's families of malpractice and wrongful death will carry memories indefinitely and Mr. Malone tries to make life after tragedy pleasant. He succeeded with my case in 1995 and I have seen nothing but smiles from all affiliated with the firm. After 12 plus years we are still friends of the firm, and we will recommend the care provided by this office to all special victims in need of services that are about the norm. There is no other in the Atlanta Metropolitan area who can provide services recommended by the late Melvin Belli, one of the top lawyers in the history of the United States. All hats must be raised for the next Best Lawyer and future top lawyer in U.S. history, Mr. Thomas W. Malone."

    Lamona Adams
    CEO
    Grin Incorporated

  • "Tommy is more than just a lawyer. I never felt I was just a client. I felt always that I was in conference with a trusted friend. Tommy was always concerned with my family and me. I could tell from our initial conference that this was a close-knit family unit. My family and I came to admire and respect Tommy and his entire family and staff. I place my trust entirely in Tommy Malone. He works a courtroom as smooth as Jordan works a basketball court - smooth, cunning, and precise."

    Charles W. Keith
    Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired)
    Air Force

  • "When a mid-air plane collision caused the death of my husband and several of his partners in 1998, I needed a lot of help, including a good attorney. I was fortunate enough to be referred to Tommy Malone. In the course of a difficult wrongful death suit that involved multiple parties, plaintiffs, and defendants, Tommy's obvious expertise and gravitas amidst the various parties involved served not only to instill great confidence and calm in me, but contributed ultimately, I believe, to a satisfactory settlement for all of the plaintiffs. Tommy, his associates, and staff were engaging, courteous, and patient, and I was especially pleased with the dignified and professional atmosphere that prevailed throughout the process."

    Ann Dahlgren
    Retired
    Houston&

  • "As we told everyone after Tommy presented our case to the jurors, watching him in the courtroom is like watching Picasso paint - you don't necessarily know what tactic the artist may use to articulate his thoughts, but in the end, the beautiful work of art he created seemed effortless and clearly identifiable. Working with Tommy and Adam from his firm was an experience my husband and I will never forget. We felt no one would ever believe us against the giant doctors and the hospital. After all, they are the medical experts. But, through all the complicated medical experts and information, Tommy helped the jurors "keep the eye on the ball" on the facts. He and Adam both communicated with such ease that anyone coming into the jury room for the first time would be able to pick up and follow their evidence and thoughts with no confusion. Their many years of experience, organization, level of promptness, and compassion were all true qualities that fit my husband and I like a glove. From the day we walked into their office to the day we heard our favorable verdict after a two-week trial, it was exactly two years and five months - very impressive considering there were three defendants (medical practices and hospital) and about 15-20 depositions to take nationwide. We are proud to be associated with the Malones, as they've become known to us as part of the family. We have nothing but the highest regards for everyone at the Malone Law Firm! "

    Mina & Taka Yamada

  • "Thomas "Tommy" Malone is one of the most skilled, thoughtful, compassionate, and tough lawyers that I have had the pleasure of knowing. He is also an advocate for patient rights and client interests. I could go on and on, but probably the best thing to say is that it is my honor and pleasure to know a man such as Thomas William Malone."

    Krenson Kniphfer

    Kniphfer Group LLC.

  • "Luckily, we were given the opportunity to be represented by Mr. Malone for our individual case. He is a man of great integrity with unsurpassed knowledge concerning medical malpractice issues. He is someone who is unforgettable; he impacted our lives in such a positive manner and we'll always be grateful to him. He deserves the great respect that he receives from work associates and other colleagues."

    Patrick & Kim Tate

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Locations

Two Ravinia Drive, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30346
Firm Phone: 770-390-7550

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs (Birth Trauma, Brain Injury, Catastrophic Injury, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Devices, Medical Negligence, Nursing Homes, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Automobile Collision, Aviation Litigation, Brain Injury, Catastrophic Injury, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Wrongful Death)
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

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Education

  • Mercer University (J.D.) (1966)

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Mercer Board of Trustees — Member
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association — Life Member, Past President
  • Belli Society — Past President
  • Roscoe Pound-American Trial Lawyers Foundation — Lifetime Fellow
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association — Past President
  • American Association for Justice — Life Member
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers — Fellow
  • International Society of Barristers — Fellow
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys — President

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Languages Spoken
  • English