Amy P. Maloney

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Seattle, Washington

Maloney O'Laughlin, PLLC
Amy P. Maloney
Maloney O'Laughlin, PLLC

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Civil Rights, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 2000

Education: University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019, 2023

Maloney O'Laughlin, PLLC

200 W. Mercer Street
Suite 506
Seattle, WA 98119 Visit website


Focusing her practice on employment discrimination, retaliation and other workplace law, Amy P. Maloney is a partner at Maloney O’Laughlin, PLLC. Based in Seattle, Washington, she provides dedicated representation to clients throughout the metropolitan area and across the state. She is admitted to practice in Washington and Missouri.

Ms. Maloney has over twenty years of experience in employment law. She represents workers who have been the victims sexual harassment and assault, pregnancy discrimination, disability discrimination, whistle-blowing retaliation, and other forms of prohibited retaliation and discrimination. Ms. Maloney's experience encompasses claims of violations of several federal laws, including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Washington Law Against Discrimination, and other similar state laws. Ms. Maloney has also represented students who have suffered sexual harassment or assault at school or in college. Her successful outcomes and dedication in all of these matters, as well as her high degree of ethics, have earned her a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through AVVO, inclusion in The National Advocates Top 100, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers and Top 25 Women Civil Trial Lawyers, and Appellate Advocate of the Year 2013, among other awards. 

Ms. Maloney attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where she was the lead literary editor on the UMKC Law Review and graduated with distinction. Ms. Maloney clerked for the Honorable Fernando G. Gaitan, Jr., federal judge for the Western District of Missouri. She has also been a member of the Eighth Circuit Civil Jury Instructions Committee, where she worked with federal judges and practitioners to draft model jury instructions for civil trials. She was the Editor in Chief of the ABA Treatise supplement on the Fair Labor Standards Act for three years. Ms. Maloney has successfully tried numerous employment cases in different jurisdictions, and has handled several important appellate cases that have led to greater protections for employees. 

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Rights, Employment & Labor: Employee

Focus areas

Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination

  • 80% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Rights
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employee

First Admitted: 2000, Washington

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Educational Background:
  • University of Georgia, 1986-89
  • University of Missouri, B.A. Sociology, 1994 (with Honors)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • The People Can Do No Wrong: An Examination of State and Eleventh Amendment Sovereign Immunity for Missouri’s School Districts, 74 UMKC L. Rev. 885, 2006
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 25 Women Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • Editor/Reviewer, Professor Nancy Levit’s The Gender Line: Men, Women, and the Law, N.Y. Univ. Press, 1998
  • Editor, Missouri Evidence Deskbook, 2006
  • Do Your Duty: Employers’ Affirmative Duty to Accommodate Employees in the Uniformed Services
  • Flexible Academic Programs in Legal Education: Diversifying Our Law Schools by Creating Opportunities for Nontraditional Students, 67 UMKC L. Rev. 165, 1998
  • Student Discipline and the First Amendment in Cyberspace, MoASBO, Feb, 2006
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Fair Labor Standards Act, 2008, 2009 Cumulative Supplement, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, BNA Books
  • Contributing Editor (Kansas Chapter), Greg McGillivary, Wage and Hour Laws, A State-by-State Survey, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, BNA Books
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Washington State Association for Justice, 2018
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 25 Women, 2020
  • AVVO Rating (Peer and Client Reviewed): 10/10 “Superb”
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Leadership and Achievement
  • Missouri Bar Award for Ethics and Professionalism
  • Appellate Advocate of the Year, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2013
  • Super Lawyer, 2018 Top 50 Women
  • Super Lawyer, Employment Litigation (Plaintiff), since 2014
  • National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers

Office location for Amy P. Maloney

200 W. Mercer Street
Suite 506
Seattle, WA 98119

Phone: 206-536-2338


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019, 2023

Top Lists

Top 50: Women Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers: 2018

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