Adam Malone is based in Atlanta, Georgia and dedicates his entire practice to helping families in cases involving brain injury, spinal cord injury, burns, amputation, and wrongful death. Throughout his career, Adam has litigated and tried these cases to jurors in trial courts all over the state of Georgia. Adam has obtained record jury verdicts, including a $24.5 million verdict in a case involving an above-knee amputation which is reported to be the largest personal injury verdict ever returned in Albany, Georgia. Adam has also earned a reputation for excellence in the appellate courts. Due to Adam's work, the Georgia Supreme Court struck down the state's cap of $350,000 on non-economic damages in medical negligence cases as violating the constitutionally guaranteed right to trial by jury. This ruling not only permitted his client to recover the amount of damages determined by the jury in that case - it was much more important than that. This decision ensured that all patients harmed by preventable medical errors have the right to trial by jury and the right to be completely compensated in an amount determined by jurors, not legislators. To have your work recognized by your peers is among the highest of honors. Adam recently received the Mel Award from the Melvin M. Belli Society for his creative advocacy, innovation and paradigm-shifting trial techniques. Best Lawyers honored Adam by naming him the 2016 Lawyer of the Year in medical negligence. The Southern Trial Lawyers Association also honored Adam this year for his teaching and writings in the field of trial and appellate advocacy by presenting him with the Professor W. McKinley Smiley, Jr. Lighthouse Award at their annual convention. Adam is also recognized annually in the peer-reviewed editions of Best Lawyers in America and as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia by Super Lawyers. Adam is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent, the highest rating available for ethics and legal ability available. He is board certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA) and the National Board of Trial Advocates (NBTA), and he is frequently invited to write, publish, and teach continuing legal education to lawyers and professional groups all over the country. Adam is currently serving as President-Elect of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. He is a Past President of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Past President of the Melvin M. Belli Society, and Past Chairperson of the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar Association of Georgia. Adam served for many years on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice, formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and on the Executive Committee. He has served as an officer and on the board of the Trucking Litigation Group, the Professional Negligence Section, and the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of AAJ. He also serves on the Board of Directors for his alma mater, Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, and the Savannah Law School.
Brain Injury Spinal Cord Injury Burns Amputation Wrongful Death
Georgia U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia Supreme Court of Georgia Georgia Court of Appeals
John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Georgia Juris Doctor summa cum laude - 2000 Honors: Valedictorian Honors: West Publisher's Award for Academic Excellence Honors: Judge Harold R. Banke Advocacy Award Honors: Student Bar Association - President (1998-1999) Honors: Student Bar Association - Secretary (1997-1998) Honors: ATLA Student Chapter - Vice President (1998-1999) Honors: Journalist for the JMLS Advocate Honors: Mock Trial Team Honors: 1999 ATLA National Mock Trial - Semi-finalist Honors: 1998 ATLA National Mock Trial - Semi-finalist North Georgia Military College Bachelor of Arts - 1996 Honors: ROTC Corps of Cadets Honors: Cadet 2d Lieutenant Honors: Platoon Leader, 1st Platoon, Foxtrot Company 1996 Honors: Graduate Noncommissioned Officers' Academy 1995 Honors: Political Science Club
"Voir Dire and Conduct of the Judge and Jury," GTLA Trial Practice Manual, Annually Since 2005 "Cross Examination of the Defense Medical Expert," ATLA, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section and Low Speed Impact Section, New Orleans, Louisiana, April, 2004 "Daubert & Damages - Demystifying Daubert: A Practical Guide to Georgia's New Evidence Rule," GTLA Fall Workshop, Fall 2005 "Fire in the Operating Room!" American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Palm Beach, Florida, June 8-10, 2006 "Fire in the Operating Room!" Melvin M. Belli Society Annual Seminar, Seattle, Washington, July 2006
Reginald B. Harris, Jr., a Minor, et al. vs. Sumter Regional Hospital, Inc. Tate v. Clark-Holder Clinic et al., C.A.F. SU01CV2528 Muscogee County Superior Court, Columbus, Georgia (2001) Krenson Edward Kniphfer, et al. v. Memorial Health University Medical Center, Inc. and MPPG, Inc., C.A.F 1010574F Chatham County State Court, Savannah, Georgia (2001) Ginger Evans v. Blossman Gas, Inc., Blossman Gas, Inc. of Georgia, and H&H Shoppette, Inc., C.A.F. 03-VS-050554 Fulton County State Court, Atlanta, Georgia (2004) Betty Nestlehutt et al. v. Atlanta Oculoplastic Surgery, P.C. d/b/a Oculus, C.A.F. 2007-CV-002223J Fulton County State Superior Court, Atlanta, Georgia (2008) Leslie Phillips, et al. v. Meeks Logging Co., Inc., C.A.F. 01-CV-211 Emanuel County Superior Court (2001). July 2002 Shaatia J'nai Brown, et al. v. Ledic Management Group et. al., C.A.F. 99VS0154307H Fulton County State Court, Atlanta, Georgia (1999). July 2000 Carraro v. Delta Airlines Inc. and AHL Services, Inc., C.A.F. 00VS0023206, Fulton County State Court, Atlanta, Georgia (2000). January 2001