About the Author

PatMalone1.jpg Patrick Malone is a child safety advocate and a leading attorney who represents seriously injured children and their families in lawsuits against hospitals, doctors, manufacturers of dangerous products, government agencies, and insurance companies. He is based in Washington, D.C., and practices throughout the mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland, northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. One experience that has brought Mr. Malone closer to his clients' disabilities is his own work raising his autistic son Brendan. His story about Brendan appears as Chapter One in the book, Up All Night: Practical Wisdom from Mothers and Fathers, a collection of essays by parents at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Washington, D.C.

Click here to read Malone's chapter about Brendan at Amazon.com.

Malone was an investigative medical reporter before becoming a lawyer.

He is the co-author of an acclaimed book teaching other attorneys how to win cases: Rules of the Road: A Plaintiff' Lawyer's Guide to Proving Liability (second edition 2010). He appeared on the Today Show to discuss his book for patients, The Life You Save: Nine Steps to Finding the Best Medical Care - and Avoiding the Worst.

Malone, a graduate of Yale Law School, is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates. He has been recognized as a leader in the field by the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, The Best Lawyers in America, and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers. He has the top rating from Martindale-Hubbell: "Pre-Eminent AV." The Avvo.com website rates him "10.0/10.0 Superb."