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.
- Practice Area Atlanta
- Medical Malpractice