Patrick Malone is a leading patient safety advocate and attorney who represents 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 author of The Life You Save: Nine Steps to Finding the Best Medical Care -- and Avoiding the Worst. He is co-author of an acclaimed book teaching other attorneys how to win cases on behalf of plaintiffs: Rules of the Road: A Plaintiff Lawyer's Guide to Proving Liability. He frequently is invited to give educational lectures to lawyer groups around the country about cutting edge techniques in trial advocacy. He is a member of several prestigious invitation-only lawyer societies, including the Inner Circle of Advocates and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is recognized as a leader in the field by the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, The Best Lawyers in America, and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers.
One experience that has brought Mr. Malone closer to his clients' disabilities is 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. Malone is a graduate of Yale Law School and the University of Kansas. He and his wife Vicki live in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Semsker v. Lockshin
— $5,805,000 verdict against a prominent dermatology practice in Silver
Spring, Maryland for the death of Richard Semsker, a 47-year-old
attorney who was treated at the office of Norman Lockshin, M.D., P.A.,
on five occasions in the fall of 2004 for growths on his back, but the
dermatologist left on the back a large mole that turned into a
malignant melanoma two years later. The circumstances of Mr. Semsker''s care are described in Mr. Malone''s book, The Life You Save
: Nine Steps to Finding the Best Medical Care -- and Avoiding the Worst. The closing argument by Mr. Malone in the trial can be read here
Jones v. Prince George''s County, Maryland
— $3.7 million verdict for the wrongful death of Prince Jones Jr., a
25-year-old college student who was shot to death by a Prince George''''s
County, Maryland undercover police officer. Read Mr. Malone''s closing argument on damages here.
Burke v. Groover Christie —