The Maloney Firm represents clients in trials, arbitrations and appeals in state and federal courts, and also regularly counsels clients on a wide range of business matters delivering cost-effective solutions for their legal needs.


Clients of The Maloney Firm receive expertise in and outside of court, even when up against larger, national firms. Always looking out for its clients’ best interests, The Maloney Firm provides significant expertise without significant cost.

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2019 Rising Stars May 30, 2019

The Maloney Firm is proud to announce that Greg Smith and Vanessa Willis have been named to the 2019 Rising Stars list in Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine.   This is the fourth consecutive year that Greg has received this distinction and the first for Vanessa. The honor is bestowed on only the top 2.5% […]

Determining Independent Contractor Status May 07, 2019

Know Your ABCs: Dynamex ABC Test Applies Retroactively By Vanessa Willis, The Maloney Firm, APC   On May 2, 2019 in Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc. No. 17-16096 (9th Cir. 2019), the Ninth Circuit held that the landmark 2018 Dynamex decision applies retroactively. The Dynamex decision adopted the more stringent ABC test for determining […]

South Bay Women’s Conference 5/10/19 Apr 30, 2019

The Maloney Firm is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of this year’s South Bay Women’s Conference, an annual event that centers on awarding scholarships to deserving South Bay women to pursue business degrees.   2019 South Bay Women’s Conference

Arbitration Clause Back from the Dead Apr 25, 2019

Back from the Dead: When an Arbitration Clause May Survive an Agreement to Terminate the Agreement Containing the Arbitration Clause By Gregory M. Smith, The Maloney Firm, APC   On April 23, 2019, in the matter of Oxford Preparatory Academy v. Edlighten Learning Solutions, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, held that parties […]

Women Leadership in Law 2019 Apr 23, 2019

Attorney Lisa Von Eschen is a panelist at the Daily Journal’s Women Leadership in Law Conference again this year. The Maloney Firm is proud to be sponsoring this inspiring day for women attorneys on May 9th at the Montage Beverly Hills.   Women Leadership in Law 2019

Labor & Employment Alert Feb 27, 2019

Employers Beware! Two recent California Court of Appeal decisions concerning timekeeping, overtime, misclassification, and reporting time may affect your business practices.   The California Court of Appeal in Terry Furry v. East Bay Publishing, LLC held that if an employer fails to keep accurate records of an employee’s work hours, even “imprecise evidence” by the […]