Marianne M. Malek

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Diego, CA

Guy Levy Law
 | 9888 Carroll Centre Rd, Suite 222
San Diego, CA 92126
Phone: 619-232-9900
Fax: 619-232-9910
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Marianne M. Malek is the managing partner of Guy Levy Law in San Diego, California. Serving innocent accident victims and their families throughout the greater San Diego metro region and the surrounding areas of Southern California, Ms. Malek focuses her practice on helping those who suffered an injury or lost a loved one because of a workplace accident or as the result of an accident caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Handling all types of personal injury and workers' compensation claims, she has helped numerous clients obtain justice in the wake of motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, pedestrian accidents and other preventable tragedies. Over the course of her more than six years' practicing law, Ms. Malek has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for her plaintiff clients, and she has earned a reputation as a passionate trial advocate who always strives to help her clients achieve the most favorable outcomes possible for their situations.

Early in her career, Ms. Malek served in the family protection unit of the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, where she gained invaluable trial experience that has served her well in her civil litigation practice. Active in her legal community, she is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the San Diego County Bar Association, among her other professional affiliations.

Regarded as an emerging leader in her field, Ms. Malek was one of the youngest attorneys ever to receive membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and she has earned numerous awards and honors for her professionalism and service, including a Superb rating from Avvo and five-star ratings from Yelp, Google and other client-review sources.

A graduate of the University of San Diego, Ms. Malek attended the California Western School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2012. She also received her MBA from Point Loma Nazarene University.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (90%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Workers' Compensation (10%)

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


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Rising Stars: 2019

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About Marianne Malek

Admitted: 2012, California

Professional Webpage:


  • I received this award for being the attorney in one of California’s Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in 2016. , California’s Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in 2016, Top Verdicts, 2016
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019 - Present 
  • This award is given to attorneys who settle a case or are awarded a jury verdict of over $1,000,000. , Million Dollar Advocate, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of California , 2012
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Member, 2015
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2012
  • San Diego County Bar Association Member , 2016
  • American Bar Association  , 2012

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Over 100 hours of pro bono legal consults and services provided. , 2014


  • Buck, C v. UM Claim — $100,000: Settlement arising from a disputed liability motorcycle accident resulting in multiple fractures and surgical intervention., 2016
  • Chavez: $100,000 policy limit settlement for our client who was run over by his girlfriend after a domestic dispute. He suffered a foot injury that required surgical intervention. , 2017
  • $200,000 policy limit settlement for a married couple who were involved in a 2 vehicle collision. Wife sustained injuries requiring surgical intervention and husband only sustained minor soft tissue injuries. , 2017
  • This was a pedestrian v. automobile accident. On November 4, 2014, our client, Ms. Vargas, was walking her dog in a parking lot when Ms. Silva backed her vehicle striking her. Ms. Silva denied the incident ever occurred and disputed all subsequent damages. The case was tried in front of the Honorable Judge Link in San Diego County, Central Division. Defendant's offer was $5000 before trial. The jury returned after just 90 minutes of deliberations awarding $53,285.00 in damages to Ms. Vargas., 2017
  • Hall, T.  v. Ghosh — $175,000: settlement arising from an auto collision which caused a surgical meniscus tear. Our client was exiting the Costco parking lot when the at-fault driver sped out of the lot causing this rollover collision. , 2017
  • Kilbride, C. v. Damian — $100,000: Settlement arising from a 3-car collision resulting in a shoulder injury that required surgical intervention., 2016
  • $100,000 policy limit settlement for our client who was a young student hit head-on by an intoxated driver. , 2017
  • $100,000 policy limit settlement for a very minor impact 2 vehicle collision. Client's injuries were an exasperation of prior condition and did not require surgery. , 2017
  • $100,000 policy limit settlement for a disputed liability automobile versus pedestrian collision involving a minor, where our client was previously put at fault in the traffic collision report. She sustained injuries requiring surgical intervention. , 2018
  • Gross Verdict in Favor of Plaintiff: $1,734,167.08 Net Verdict: $1,560,750.37 Contributory/Comparative Negligence: 90% - Target; 10% - Plaintiff. Facts and Background: On December 8, 2014, plaintiff Ms. Hurley Giddens was Christmas shopping at the Target on Auto Center Parkway in Escondido, California. While in one of the aisles, plaintiff tripped over a 23-inch tall stepladder, with an approximately 4-foot handle that had been left unattended by Target personnel. The trip caused plaintiff to fall to the ground. Plaintiff's Contentions: That the stepladder within the aisle was a trip and fall hazard and also that a shopping cart used for cardboard disposal was directly across from the stepladder, creating a narrowed aisle for the plaintiff to navigate. Also, that Target negligently destroyed photographic and videotaped evidence of the circumstances surrounding the incident and the subsequent aftermath. Further, that the stepladder should not have been in the aisle. It does not matter whether or not plaintiff saw the stepladder. Defendant's Contentions: That Target was not negligent because its Team Members complied at all times with stocking procedures and the stepladder was an open and obvious visible object within the aisle that was only left unattended for seconds prior to the incident. Furthermore, that plaintiff admitted she saw the ladder multiple times before she fell; and failed to exercise reasonable care knowing she had a history of falls, was a high fall risk, and should have been using her cane or walker to navigate the aisle at the time of the incident. There was no video coverage in the aisle where the incident took place, the video of plaintiff elsewhere in the store was not retained, and no photographs of the scene or plaintiff were taken. Prior to trial, Target offered only $10,000 to settle the case., 2016
  • $250,000 Policy limit settlement from a motorcycle vs. auto collision which resulted in multiple fractures to the Claimant. , 2017
  • Parrish, H v. Gonzales — $100,000: policy limit settlement in a highly disputed auto v. pedestrian accident resulting in several surgical fractures., 2017
  • $160,000 settlement for a heavily disputed pedestrian versus automobile collision. Injuries were non surgical in nature. , 2016
  • $90,000 settlement for a bicyclist who was hit by a vehicle. His medical bills were less than $10,000. He sustained a non-surgical ankle fracture. , 2018
  • $50,000 policy limit settlement for a disputed liability automobile collision where our client was Previously put at fault in the traffic collision report. She sustained injuries requiring surgical intervention. , 2018
  • $875,000.00 Settlement from auto versus pedestrian accident which resulted in surgical knee fracture. Case was handled with co-counsel Otto Haselhoff. , 2017

Educational Background:

  • M.B.A. from Point Loma Nazarene University , 2011
  • The University of San Diego, Bachelors Degree, Major: English & Communications 
  • Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law , 2011
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Office Location for Marianne M. Malek

9888 Carroll Centre Rd
Suite 222
San Diego, CA 92126

Phone: 619-232-9900

Fax: 619-232-9910

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Last Updated: 1/24/2019

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