Paul J. Maloney

Equity Partner

Paul Maloney is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice in product liability, professional liability, and commercial litigation. Paul has over 35 years of trial experience and has tried more than 300 cases. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Before joining the firm in 1984, Paul served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, Maryland. Previously he clerked for the Hon. Joseph M. Hannon, Superior Court Judge for the District of Columbia.

In 1987, Paul was appointed Associate Independent Counsel to James C. McKay in the investigation of whether former White House aide Lyn Nofziger illegally lobbied his former administration colleagues on behalf of private clients.

Paul has been lead counsel in numerous court decisions in both federal and state courts. These include:


Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Washington & Lee University
BA, cum laude

  • Paul is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor extended to less than one percent of the bar. The organization recognizes trial attorneys for mastering the art of advocacy while also maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, and civility.
  • Martindale-Hubbell® has given Paul its AV Preeminent® rating, earned by attorneys at the highest level of professional excellence.
  • Paul was named the Best Lawyers® 2021 Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, D.C.
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America in the area of Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants, 2013-2023
  • Recognized on Super Lawyers List, 2010-2022  for Personal Injury(Products) Litigation- Defense, Professional Liability- Defense
  • Recognized on Washingtonian’s Top Lawyers 2019, 2020, 2022 for Civil Defense
Speaking Engagements

Paul has been a frequent speaker on products liability, professional liability, class action defense, and court practice and procedures.


District of Columbia

U.S. District Courts
District of Columbia
District of Maryland

U.S. Court of Appeals
District of Columbia Circuit
Fourth Circuit

United States Supreme Court

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Product Liability Advisory Council, Associate Member
  • DC Defense Lawyers’ Association, Former President
  • DC Bar, Steering Committee of Section on Injury to Persons and Property, Former Chair
  • The Barristers (Washington, DC), Former President
  • The Lawyer’s Club (Washington, DC)
  • Washington Jesuit Academy, Former Board Member