Adam Malone

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Malone Law
 | Two Ravinia Drive, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30346
Phone: 770-390-7550
Fax: 770-390-7560
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006, 2009
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%)
Attorney Profile

Adam Malone, of Malone Law in Atlanta, Georgia, is a double board certified trial lawyer focused on medical malpractice, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases. An accomplished trial lawyer with record setting multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, Mr. Malone has been recognized year after year as one of the Top 10 SuperLawyers in Georgia.  He has special expertise in matters involving labor and delivery, surgical errors, misdiagnosis, brain injury, spinal cord injury, child injury, amputations, burns, and wrongful death. His practice serves the Atlanta metropolitan area and Georgia statewide.

After graduating from North Georgia Military College, Mr. Malone earned his law degree from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School with honors as valedictorian. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys in Medical Malpractice Law and in Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, and the Shepherd Center Foundation.  He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, the Honorary Board for the Special Olympics of Georgia, and is a past President of numerous trial lawyer organizations including the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and The Melvin M. Belli Society.  A recognized leader in his profession, Mr. Malone is also a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and the Litigation Counsel of America.  He is also a pilot and a member of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association.  Mr. Malone is on the teaching faculty of the Spence Trial Lawyer's College in Dubois, Wyoming and is frequently invited as a guest lecturer on trial techniques and medical malpractice to national and state trial lawyer organizations throughout the country.     

Mr. Malone is rated AV Preeminent*, the highest rating possible in ethics and legal ability. He has also been listed annually since 2010 in the oldest peer review publication in the nation, "The Best Lawyers in America".  In 2016, Best Lawyers named Mr. Malone "Trial Lawyer of the Year" in Medical Malpractice.  His proudest accomplishments, however, are his three wonderful children whom he loves very much.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer-review ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (20%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (80%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006, 2009

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About Adam Malone

Admitted: 2000, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://malonelaw.com/attorneys/adam-malone/

Honors/Awards:

  • Georgia Super Lawyer, Top 10, 2019
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, Top 10, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation, 2010 - present
  • Georgia’s Best Lawyers, Lawyers of the Year, ALM/Best Lawyers in America, 2011
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, The Top 100, 2013-present
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2010 - present
  • Wiedemann & Wysocki Award, American Association for Justice, 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers, Cover spotlight of AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings, 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Association for Justice, 2011
  • Courageous Pursuit of Justice Award, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • AV Preeminent, 2010-present
  • Named One of Georgia’s Best & Brightest By Georgia Trend Magazine, "Forty Under Forty: Georgia's Best & Brightest", Georgia Trend Magazine, October 2009
  • One of Georgia's Top 12 Lawyers Under the Age of 40, "Twelve to Watch," Fulton County Daily Report, August 18, 2008, Fulton County Daily Report, August 18, 2008
  • Rising Star, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2005-2009
  • John Marshall Law School, Coach Mock Trial Team, 2006
  • John Marshall Law School, Coach Mock Trial Team, 2005
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, John Marshall Law School, 2008
  • Distinguished Service & Leadership Award, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2002

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Medical Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA)
  • Board Certified in Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocates (NBTA)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • John Marshall Law School, Board of Directors, 2009-Present
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow (By invitation only)
  • Civil Justice PAC, Board of Governors, 2011-2012
  • American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Vice Chair, 2012-2013
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Academy of Trial Advocacy (By invitation only)
  • General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Editorial Board For Calendar Call (SECTION BAR JOURNAL) 2006-2007
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2014-2015
  • State Bar of Georgia, General Practice and Trial Section, Chair, 2008-2009
  • Supreme Court of the State of Georgia
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • State Bar of Georgia Standing Committee for General Counsel, Supreme Court Sub-Comittee, 2009-2010
  • American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Board of Governors, 2006-Present
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), National College of Advocacy, Fellow
  • Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, Board of Visitors, 2011-2014
  • State Bar of Georgia Standing Committee for General Counsel, Advisor, 2007-2008
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Council, AAJ BOG, 2010-Present
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability Section
  • General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Trustee, 2009-Present
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Parliamentarian, 2004-2005
  • American Association for Justice, Professional Negligence Section, Chair, 2009-2010
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Section & Litigation Group Coordination Committee, 2011-Present
  • Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of AAJ, Board of Governors, 2009-2013
  • American Association for Justice, Professional Negligence Section, Newsletter Editor, 2006-2007
  • State Bar of Georgia, Tort and Insurance Section
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association
  • General Practice of Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Secretary/Treasurer, 2006-2007
  • American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Parliamentarian, 2010-2011
  • Civil Justice PAC, Board Member, 2002-2005
  • United States District Court for the Middle District
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia Standing Committee for General Counsel, Advisor, 2009-2010
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Membership Committee, Co-Chair, 2001-2003
  • John Marshall Law School Alumni Association, Past President, 2002-2008
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Diplomate Medical Negligence
  • American Association for Justice, Executive Committee, 2011-2012
  • State Bar of Georgia Standing Committee for General Counsel, Advisor, 2008-2009
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Legal Education Committee Chairman, 2008-2010
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Trucking Litigation Section
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, Board Member, 2006-2008
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2005-2006
  • American Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2010-Present
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), National Finance Counsel Member, 2011-2014
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2002-Present
  • American Association for Justice, Professional Negligence Section, Secretary, 2008-2009
  • State Bar of Georgia, Product Liability Section
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow (By invitation only)
  • General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Chair-Elect, 2007-2008
  • American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Secretary, 2011-2012
  • United States District Court for the Northern District
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia General Counsel Office Overview Committee, Member, 2010-2011
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Parliamentarian, 2013-2014
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2008-2009
  • Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia
  • Special Olympics Georgia, Honorary Board of Directors, 2014-Present
  • State Bar of Georgia Standing Committee for General Counsel, Supreme Court Sub-Comittee, 2008-2009
  • Intestate Trucking Litigation Group, American Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2009-Present
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Product Liability Section
  • Brain Injury Association of America, Advisory Board on Attorney Certification, 2009-2010
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, President-Elect, 2007-2008
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Board of Governors, 2007-Present
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Gastric Bypass Litigation Group
  • General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Board Member, 2003-2010
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 2006-2007

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, Life Fellow (By invitation only)
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, President-Elect, 2011-2012
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, Parliamentarian, 2008-2009
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, President, 2012-2013
  • John Marshall Law School Foundation, Board Member, 2002-Present
  • Civil Justice Foundation
  • Georgia Consumer Justice Foundation, Board of Governors, 2004-2006
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, Treasurer, 2009-2010
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, Board of Governors, 2004-Present
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta (By invitation only)
  • North American Brain Injury Society
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, Secretary, 2010-2011
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, Executive Council, 2008-Present
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, Fellow (By invitation only)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Powerful Analogies in Arguing Damages; Contrasting People, Places and Things; The Keys to Persuasive Damages on Summation,” PESI Absolute Litigators Conference: Winning in Changing Times, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 5-7, 2009
  • “Handling the Plaintiff’s Medical Negligence Case: Written Discovery Strategy as it Relates to Deposition Strategy”, PESI Deposition Bootcamp, Presented Atlanta, Georgia May 15, 2003
  • “Voir Dire: An Exercise in Listening,” ICLE Jury Trial Program, Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, January 17, 2014
  • “Lessons Learned in a $24.5 million Malpractice Case – Old and New; Insights for Changing Times,” PESI Absolute Litigators Conference: Winning in Changing Times, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 5-7, 2009
  • “The Death of Juror Rehabilitation: Jury Selection After Kim v. Walls”, Calendar Call, Vol. VII, No. 3, Summer 2003, General Practice & Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • “Beyond Powerpoint: Bringing Your Case to Life with Cutting Edge Demonstrative Aids,” Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida, February 19, 2014
  • “Ethics & Professionalism at Trial and on Appeal,” STLA Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 27, 2014
  • Seminar Chairperson, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 16-17, 2009
  • “Holding the Hospital Accountable for Physician Negligence,” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Health Care Litigation Newsletter, 8th Ed., Vol. 3
  • “Critical Thinking for Challenging Cases: Scoping the Horizon,” 13th Annual General Practice and Trial Institute, Pine Mountain, Georgia, March 14, 2014
  • “Georgia’s Super Daubert Rules in Medical Cases,” Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 16-17, 2009
  • “Voir Dire and Conduct of the Judge and Jury,” GTLA Trial Practice Manual, 5th Edition, January 2005
  • “The Future of the Patient Provider Relationship: Communication and Complexity in the Acute Care Environment,” Annual Meeting of the Healthcare Ethics Consortium of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, March 20, 2014
  • “Dealing with Somatoform Disorder and Malingering Defenses in Motor Vehicle Cases,” Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 16-17, 2009
  • “Voir Dire and Conduct of the Judge and Jury,” GTLA Trial Practice Manual, 6th Edition, January 2006
  • “War Stories,” Georgia State Bar YLD Litigation Committee Speaker Series, Atlanta, Georgia, March 26, 2014
  • “Calling the Defendant Healthcare Provider in Your Case-in-Chief: Pros and Cons,” AAJ Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, July 25-29, 2009
  • “Voir Dire and Conduct of the Judge and Jury,” GTLA Trial Practice Manual, 7th Edition, January 2007
  • “Developing Trends in the Preparation and Trial of a Professional Negligence Case Including: Two Attorneys Representing Parties, Settling With Less Than All Parties, Apportionment, and Direct Examination,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 25, 2014
  • “The Use of Depositions at Trial,” AAJ Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, July 25-29, 2009
  • “Cross Examination of the Defense Medical Expert,” ATLA, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section and Low Speed Impact Section, Presented in New Orleans, Louisiana April, 2004
  • “Birth Injury Odyssey: Observations from Both Sides,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 25, 2014
  • “A Cosmetic Surgery Disaster,” Melvin M. Belli Society, Presented in San Francisco, California, July, 2009
  • “Daubert & Damages,” Demystifying Daubert: A Practical Guide to Georgia’s New Evidence Rule. Presented GTLA Fall Workshop. Fall 2005
  • “Fire in the Operating Room!”, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Presented Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Florida, June 8-10, 2006
  • “Effective Advocacy Using Visual Strategy at Trial,” AAJ Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, July 28, 2014
  • “The Right to Trial by Jury Shall Remain Inviolate,” Melvin M. Belli Society, Presented in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, July, 2010
  • “Organizing the Medical Malpractice Case”, Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, Jury Trials Seminar, Presented Atlanta, Georgia May 23, 2003
  • “Challenges in Trying Catastrophic Injury Cases,” ICLE Jury Trial Program, Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, January 16, 2015
  • “Conquering Legislative Caps on Damages,” AAJ Annual Convention, Presented in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, July, 2010
  • “The Step by Step Winning Method of Proving and Successfully Arguing Loss of Future Earning Capacity”, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Presented at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2003.
  • Moderator, “Storytelling Through Witness Examination,” STLA Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 13, 2015
  • “Educating the Judiciary on the Importance of Attorney Driven Voir Dire,” Panel discussion with Honorable Michael C. Clark, Adam Malone, Phil Henry, and Michael Neff, GTLA Auto Torts Workshop, Destin, Florida, July 29-31, 2010
  • “Direct Examination of a Pediatric Neurologist”, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Presented at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2004
  • Seminar Co-Chairperson, ICLE Handling Big Cases Program, Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, March 5, 2015
  • “Preparing Catastrophic Injury & Death Cases for Trial,” Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, November 12, 2010
  • “Live Demonstration of Cross Examination of an Independent Medical Examiner”, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Presented at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2006
  • Seminar Co-Chairperson, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Holiday Workshop, Atlanta, Georgia, December 8, 2006
  • “Obtaining an Adequate Recovery in Medical Malpractice Cases,” ICLE, State Bar, Atlanta, Georgia, January 13, 2011
  • “Jury Selection,” Jury Trial Seminar, General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, January 20, 2012
  • “Proving the Value of a Scar”, Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, Recent Verdicts Seminar, Presented Atlanta, Georgia, December, 2000
  • “Direct Examination,” Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, Buena Vista, Florida, February 2011
  • “Dead Men do Tell Tales: Odd Wrongful Death Cases and Unique Issues that Arise in Run-of-the-Mill Wrongful Death Cases”, Jointly presented with Michael J. Goldman, Esq., Atlanta, Georgia July 12, 2005
  • “Proving the Value of a Scar”, Melvin M. Belli Society Annual Seminar, Presented Chicago, Illinois, July, 2001
  • Program Chair, Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2-6, 2011
  • “Innovative Ideas for Litigating Catastrophic Cases,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Hot Springs, Virginia, March 31-April 3, 2011
  • Seminar Chairperson, Jury Trials Seminar, General Practice & Trial Section, State Bar of Georgia Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia, May 11, 2007
  • “Arguing for General Damages”, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Presented at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2002
  • “Voir Dire: The Law and the Practice,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 5-6, 2011
  • “Summation: 3 Lessons Learned at the Knee of a Master”, Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Presented Atlanta, Georgia June, 2003
  • “Wrongful Death – Big Rig Accident – Value of Human Life”, Art of Advocacy Summation, Chapter 24, Mathew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group. Publication 30, Release 23, November 2002
  • “Direct Examination,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 5-6, 2011
  • Seminar Chairperson, Ultimate Medical Malpractice Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Atlanta, Georgia, March 11, 2004
  • “Party Selection, Jurisdiction & Venue in Medical Negligence Cases”, Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, Georgia Law of Torts: Preparation for Trial, Presented Atlanta, Georgia, October 25, 2002
  • “Mock Trial Demonstration Cross Examination of a Radiologist,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 5-6, 2011
  • Seminar Co-Chairperson, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Holiday Workshop, Atlanta, Georgia, December 8, 2006
  • “Daubert In The Fatigued Trucker Case & Other Issues Concerning Expert Testimony,” APITLA Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 13-15, 2009
  • “Direct Examination,” Kentucky Justice Association Annual Convention, Louisville, Kentucky, September 7-8, 2011
  • “Persuasion for Younger Lawyers,” Melvin M. Belli Society Annual Seminar, Presented in Chicago, Illinois, July 2007
  • “Medical Malpractice: Case Selection and Pursuit of the Adequate Recovery,” GTLA Fall Workshop, Savannah, Georgia, October 16, 2009
  • “Expert Testimony in Medical Negligence Cases,” ICLE Program, State Bar of Georgia Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia, October 1, 2009
  • “Medical Malpractice: What Do I Do When I Get A Call?” ICLE Program, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, September 9, 2011
  • “Persuasion: From Deposition to Verdict,” Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Presented in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 2007
  • “Medical Malpractice: Case Selection and Pursuit of the Adequate Recovery After Tort Reform,” GTLA Fall Workshop, Savannah, Georgia, October 16, 2009
  • “Using Rules to Prove Liability,” ICLE Tractor Trailer Collision Cases Seminar, State Bar, Atlanta, Georgia, October 19, 2011
  • “Demonstrative Evidence,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, Presented, November 28, 2007
  • “Joint & Several Liability, Apportionment, and Set-Off: What is the Law in Georgia?,” ICLE Annual Trial Practice Program, Georgia Public Broadcasting Television Station, November 6, 2009
  • “Direct Examination,” Getting Your Case to Trial, GTLA Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, November 9, 2011
  • Seminar Co-Chairperson, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Holiday Workshop, Atlanta, Georgia, December 7, 2007
  • “Be a Safety Advocate,” STLA Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 10-14, 2010
  • “Persuasive Direct Examination,” STLA Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 15-19, 2012
  • Seminar Chairperson, Jury Trials Seminar, General Practice & Trial Section, State Bar of Georgia Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia, December 14, 2007
  • “Reversing Defenses and Defense Experts,” AAJ Trucking Program, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 26-27, 2010
  • “Thoughts on Persuasion,” Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, Life of a Trial Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, March 28, 2012
  • Seminar Co-Chairperson, Annual Southern Trial Lawyers Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 30-February 1, 2008
  • Seminar Chairperson, Annual General Practice & Trial Institute, General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Amelia Island, Florida, March 11-13, 2010
  • “Critical Thinking for Catastrophic Cases,” STLA Fall Board Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, September 6-9, 2012
  • “Amputation in South Georgia,” American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, June 5-7, 2008
  • Seminar Chairperson, GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 22-23, 2010
  • “Basic Considerations for Direct Examination,” ICLE Jury Trial Program, Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, January 18, 2013
  • “Amputation in South Georgia,” Melvin M. Belli Society, Presented in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 11, 2008
  • “It’s All in the Plaintiff’s Head: Dealing with Somatoform Disorder and Malingering Defenses,” Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 14, 2008
  • “Death, Amputation, and Pain,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 22-23, 2010
  • “My Notes on Direct Examination in Catastrophic Injury and Death Cases,” New Jersey Association for Justice, 2013 Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 17-19, 2013
  • “On Opening Statement,” Jury Trials Seminar, General Practice & Trial Section, State Bar of Georgia Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia, January 16, 2009
  • “Demonstrative Evidence: The Trial of a Medical Negligence Case for a Brain Damaged Baby”, Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, Trial Advocacy – Recent Trials, Presented Atlanta, Georgia December 20, 2002
  • “Reversing Defenses and Winning Strategies for the Trucking Case,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 16-17, 2013
  • “Direct Examination of the Biomechanical Engineer,” American Association for Justice Winter Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 7-11, 2009
  • “Affordable High Tech Trials”, ATLA Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section and Low Speed Impact Section, Presented at the ATLA Annual Convention in San Francisco, California, July 21, 2003
  • “Proving Your Case with Clarity,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 16-17, 2013
  • “Amputation in South Georgia,” Annual Southern Trial Lawyers Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 18-22, 2009
  • “The Fundamentals of Voir Dire and Jury Selection”, General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Presented Isle of Palms, South Carolina March 21, 2003
  • “Critical Thinking & Proving Your Case with Clarity,” GTLA Auto Torts, Destin, Florida, August 1-3, 2013
  • “Medical Malpractice After Tort Reform,” Annual General Practice & Trial Institute, General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Amelia Island, Florida, March 12-14, 2009
  • “Organizing the Medical Malpractice Case”, Tommy Malone on Healthcare Malpractice – Case Evaluation and Review Manual: Intake to Filing, Vol. 1, Ch. 1, 2003 PESI Law Publications
  • “Basic Considerations for Direct Examination,” Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, Georgia ICLE, Atlanta, Georgia, October 30, 2013

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $24,529,286.00 Medical Negligence - jury verdict representing compensatory damagesfor claims against an orthopedic physician, the physician's group and a hospital for theactions of its nurses that led to the amputation of a 14-year-old young man's right leg.Reginald B. Harris, Jr., a Minor, et al. vs. Sumter Regional Hospital, Inc., AlbanyOrthopaedic Clinic, Inc., Duncan R. Marsh, C.A.F. 06CV2533-1 Superior Court ofDougherty County, Albany, Georgia (2008)
  • $21,000,000.00 Medical Negligence - confidential settlement for a 32 year-old young lady who suffers from a preventable short-gut syndrome due to a misdiagnosis of her abdominal pain.    
  • $12,000,000.00 Medical Negligence - jury verdict representing compensatory damages for a severely brain injured child who suffers from hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, including cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, and global developmental delays as a result of an untimely cesarean section and mismanagement of labor by a nurse midwife and an obstetrician. Tate v. Clark-Holder Clinic et al., C.A.F. SU01CV2528 Muscogee County Superior Court, Columbus, Georgia (2001). September 2002
  • $16,500,000.00 Medical Negligence - jury verdict representing compensatory damages for minor child who suffered liver failure and a liver transplant at 4 months of age caused by a failure of her health care providers to follow-up on an abnormal cyst detected on ultrasound in utero. Yamada vs. Northside Hospital, Inc., Northside Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, P.C. and Women’s Health Associates, P.C., C.A.F. 2005VS076354G State Court of Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia (2006). August 2006
  • $12,350,000.00 Traumatic Brain Injury/Product Liability – confidential pretrial settlement arising out of a defective wheel which separated from a trailer on the interstate and crashed into the driver’s side windshield of the 49 year-old plaintiff’s vehicle hitting him in the head causing a traumatic brain injury leaving him with moderate cognitive deficits. (June, 2008)
  • $5,900,000.00 Trucking Negligence – confidential settlement for incomplete spinal cord injuries to the plaintiff who was sleeping in the sleeper berth when the driver of the tractor-trailer fell asleep at the wheel, left the roadway, and caused the tractor-trailer to roll over. (January, 2014)
  • $5,900,000.00 Trucking Negligence/Traumatic Brain Injury – confidential presuit settlement arising out of an automobile collision on Interstate 75 in Atlanta, Georgia and resulting in the traumatic brain injury of a 32 year-old husband and father. (December, 2009)
  • $950,000.00 Medical Negligence – confidential pretrial settlement representing compensatory damages for the wrongful death of a husband and father employed as a delivery driver for misdiagnosis of heart condition. (2002)
  • $1,000,000.00 Wrongful Death – settlement for the statutorily maximum recoverable amount against the Georgia Department of Transportation for negligently permitting excessive pooling and flow of rainwater through the roadway creating a deadly hydroplaning hazard for motorists and resulting in the wrongful death of 41 year old David Morris. Teresa Ann Morris, Individually as Surviving Spouse of David Thomas Morris, Deceased; and as Administratrix of the Estate of David Thomas Morris, Plaintiff v. The Georgia Department of Transportation and Nicholas Alonzo Lovero, Defendants, C.A.F. 2011CV201DB, Lumpkin County State Court, Dahlonega, Georgia. (September, 2012)
  • $1,590,000.00 Trucking Negligence – confidential pretrial wrongful death settlement arising out of a tractor-trailer wreck caused by a trucker who fell asleep at the wheel. (2005)
  • $1,100,000.00 Traumatic Brain Injury – confidential settlement of claims for traumatic brain injury caused by defendant truck driver who negligently rear ended the plaintiff while stopped on a motorcycle behind a school bus. (January, 2012)
  • $845,000.00 Medical Negligence – confidential pre-suit settlement for 12 year old girl who suffered an incomplete neurologic problem causing numbness in one leg due to failure of tech to properly monitor evoked potentials during spine surgery. (2007)
  • $850,000.00 Negligence – confidential settlement of claims for blindness in one eye caused by defendant who negligently attempted to tow a tractor stuck in gravel with a pick-up truck by connecting a chain to the bumper of the tractor and the ball hitch on the bumper of the pick-up truck and then snatched the ball out of the bumper causing it to be projected into the plaintiff’s eye socket. (June, 2011)
  • $1,000,000.00 Trucking Negligence – pretrial settlement representing the full insurance policy limits for the wrongful death of 48 year wife and homemaker killed by a tow truck that crossed the center line. Davis v. B&D Towing, C.A.F. 2005CV07484D Clayton County State Court, Jonesboro, Georgia (2006). (February, 2006)
  • $4,000,000.00 Trucking Negligence – confidential settlement of claims against a company whose tractor trailer driver failed to slow for traffic and rear ended the plaintiff’s vehicle causing multiple broken bones and an aortic dissection requiring surgical repair. (December, 2014)
  • $1,150,000.00 Aviation Negligence – confidential settlement of wrongful death claims arising out of an airplane crash against the company in charge of controlling and clearing traffic for landing at a metro area airfield and who negligently cleared this flight for landing when the conditions on the field were below IFR minimums. (January, 2011)
  • $1,015,538.20 Trucking Negligence - jury verdict representing compensatory damages equaling the full value of the life of 43 year old male who was killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer carrying a load of logs. Leslie Phillips, et al. v. Meeks Logging Co., Inc., C.A.F. 01-CV-211 Emanuel County Superior Court (2001). July 2002
  • $5,000,000.00 Medical Negligence – confidential settlement for hypoxic ischemic brain injury to child during labor and delivery which could have been prevented by expediting delivery with a c-section. (January, 2014)
  • $1,000,000.00 Dental Negligence – confidential settlement representing full policy limits of insurance in an action against a periodontist for the negligent placement of dental implants causing severe bone infection and resulting the amputation of the 72 year-old patient’s jaw. (June, 2010)
  • $1,000,000.00 Medical Negligence – confidential pretrial settlement representing compensatory damages for the wrongful death of a premature infant. (2002)
  • $1,950,000.00 Medical Negligence – confidential settlement of claims against and ENT office for negligently injecting acid instead of antibiotic solution into an infant child’s 10 ears before placement of tubes for a chronic ear infection and causing permanent loss of hearing. (September, 2013)
  • $4,000,000.00 Trucking Negligence – confidential pretrial settlement representing the full insurance policy limits for the wrongful death of 48 year old man killed by a tractortrailer truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel. (January, 2008)
  • $2,452,778.00 Medical Negligence – confidential pretrial settlement representing compensatory damages for a patient who suffered burns in an operating room fire. (2005)
  • $1,800,000.00 Premises Liability – confidential settlement against a large corporation for negligently failing to place proper guards or screens around the skylights in the roof of its building and caused the death of a contractor who fell through one of the unguarded skylights. (March, 2012)
  • $8,000,000.00 Medical Negligence – confidential pretrial settlement representing compensatory damages for complications caused by a botched elective surgical procedure for weight loss. (2007)
  • $1,000,000.00 Motor Vehicle Negligence – pretrial settlement representing compensatory damages for a 27 year old man disabled by chronic lower back pain from injuries caused by a negligent motorist who failed to yield when turning left in front of him. Plaintiff v. William Douglas Langmack, Cobb County State Court, Marietta, Georgia (2002). (August, 2003)
  • $750,000.00 Trucking Negligence – confidential settlement by trucking company who negligently attempted a u-turn while towing a flatbed trailer at night without adequate reflective tape resulting in a collision and a torn rotator cuff. (June, 2011)
  • $700,000.00 Trucking Negligence – pretrial settlement representing compensatory damages for a 59 year old retired Vietnam veteran who suffered a fractured hip and pelvis when a tow truck failed to yield while turning left in front of him. Horne v. Lewis & Lewis Towing, C.A.F. 06EV000367Y Fulton County State Court, Atlanta, Georgia (2006). (February, 2007)
  • $126,000.00 Negligence - jury verdict representing compensatory damages for a 42 yearold male who was mishandled by Delta agents when they carelessly dislodged a surgical drain tube in his hip while rendering him assistance exiting the aircraft. Carraro v. Delta Airlines Inc. and AHL Services, Inc., C.A.F. 00VS0023206, Fulton County State Court, Atlanta, Georgia (2000). January 2001
  • $1,000,000.00 Medical Negligence – confidential settlement representing full policy limits for a brachial plexus injury to a child during birth. (April, 2011)
  • $1,265,000.00 Medical Negligence - jury verdict in a cosmetic surgery case representing compensatory damages for a 71year old lady who suffered scars on her face following simultaneous full face CO2 laser resurfacing and facelift. This verdict included $250,000.00 for loss of consortium to her spouse. 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). September 2008
  • $4,500,000.00 Medical Negligence – confidential settlement for failure to timely diagnose spinal cord compression from an acute cervical disc herniation resulting in quadriplegia and ultimately the wrongful death of the patient. (January, 2014)
  • $2,850,000.00 Medical Negligence – confidential settlement of a surgical error which occurred during abdominal surgery for a hiatal hernia repair where the surgeon destroyed the blood supply to the patient’s stomach resulting in a total gastrectomy. (December, 2010)
  • $6,000,000.00 Medical Negligence – confidential settlement arising out of the failure to diagnose a traumatic knee dislocation resulting in a below knee amputation. (September, 2013)
  • $4,992,050.10 Trucking Negligence/Traumatic Brain Injury – settlement representing full policy limits of insurance arising out of a tractor trailer collision at the I-575 northbound ramp and Hwy 92 in Cherokee County, Georgia and resulting in the traumatic brain injury of a 49 year-old husband and father. (January, 2010)
  • $2,000,000.00 Motor Vehicle Negligence – pretrial settlement representing compensatory damages for the wrongful death of a 29 year old wife, mother, and homemaker who was killed when a forklift driver failed to yield to her oncoming vehicle and pulled out in front of her. Cheely v. Thomson Oak Flooring Company, C.A.F. 02- 0765 McDuffie County Superior Court, Thomson, Georgia (2002). (June, 2003)
  • $4,000,000.00 Trucking Negligence – settlement for the wrongful death of 59 year-oldRosa Tillman who was a back seat passenger in a vehicle rear ended by the driver of alarge box truck. (August, 2012)
  • $1,300,000.00 Trucking Negligence - pretrial settlement for 43 year-old school teacher disabled from chronic low back pain following an automobile collision. Blankenship v. Glover Food Service, et al., C.A.F. 04-SV-235 Sumter County State Court, Americus, Georgia. (September, 2007)
  • $1,000,000.00 Medical Negligence – confidential settlement during trial representing full insurance policy limits for the wrongful death of a wife and school teacher who died of a misdiagnosed brain bleed. (2004)
  • $775,000.00 Mild Traumatic Brain Injury – confidential settlement of claims for negligent threading of a component on a dual dry ice block press which separated under pressure and hit the plaintiff in the head. (August, 2012)
  • $1,200,000.00 Medical Negligence – confidential pretrial settlement representing compensatory damages for misdiagnosis of a spinal problem resulting in permanent paralysis. (2007)
  • $6,250,000.00 Medical Negligence - jury verdict representing compensatory damages for a 32 year old male against a hospital and a subsidiary company owned by the hospital for injuries suffered as a result of an improperly performed colostomy. The verdict included $1,000,000.00 for loss of consortium to his spouse. 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). November 2001
  • $1,250,000.00 Trucking Negligence – confidential settlement of claims for fractures to the pelvis and both legs arising out of a tractor trailer collision caused by a stalled tractor trailer on the highway. (May, 2011)
  • $5,250,000.00 Wrongful Death - jury verdict representing compensatory damages for the wrongful death of three children who burned in a propane explosion due to the negligence of an agent for Blossman Gas, Inc. in illegally filling an out-of-date 100 pound propane tank with a defective valve. 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). October 2004
  • $1,300,000.00 Medical Negligence – confidential settlement arising out of the negligent administration and failure to appropriately treat complications of spinal anesthesia during a c-section resulting in maternal brain damage. (September, 2014)
  • $800,000.00 Motor Vehicle Negligence – settlement for orthopedic and soft tissue injuries suffered by 72 year-old Joseph Fain when an employee of Blue Ridge Auto Auctions lost control of a vehicle inside the auction building and hit Mr. Fain. (December, 2010)
  • $760,000.00 Negligent Supervision of a Child - jury verdict and collected $913,021.98 after verdict affirmed on appeal. Amount represents compensatory damages for nineyear-old child who suffered two broken legs and keloid scarring after being struck by a truck as a result of the Ledic after school program supervisor's failure to provide adequate child supervision. 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

Educational Background:

  • North Georgia Military College, Graduate Noncommissioned Officers’ Academy, Political Science Club, 1995
  • North Georgia Military College, Bachelor of Arts, 1996, Honors: ROTC Corps of Cadets, Cadet 2d Lieutenant, Platoon Leader, 1st Platoon, Foxtrot Company

Industry Groups

  • Amputation
  • Anoxic Brain Injury
  • Birth Injury
  • Child Injury
  • Medical Negligence
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Trucking Litigation
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Comments

  • “Adam has continued the Malone tradition and excelled in his representation of those severely injured by negligent medical treatment. He is an outstanding trial lawyer.”
  • “Adam is incredibly smart, professional and hardworking. He is a lawyer that other lawyers respect. He works very hard for his clients and cares deeply about the outcome of each case.”

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Two Ravinia Drive
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30346

Phone: 770-390-7550

Fax: 770-390-7560

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Last Updated: 2/11/2019

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